Collecting the Natural World: Legal Requirements & Personal Liability for Collecting Plants, Animals, Rocks, Minerals & Fossils

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9780945005209: Collecting the Natural World: Legal Requirements & Personal Liability for Collecting Plants, Animals, Rocks, Minerals & Fossils
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Presents guidelines and information about the rules and requirements that exist for collectors, who are expected to know public policy even when collecting with permission on private land. Explains state and federal regulations which affect archaeology, including ship salvage; fossils and minerals, including gold-panning and cave exploration; and wildlife and plant specimens. Contains case histories, appendices which list state and federal agencies that manage items to be collected, and listings of relevant societies and museums. Distributed by Mountain Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Written by a unique collaborative team of a leading paleontologist and a lawyer well-versed on public lands law, this timely guide presents practical guidelines and information about the rules and requirements that exist for collectors. Today's collectors are expected to know public policy, even when collecting with permission on private land.

Whether you are a professional paleontologist or a weekend lepidopterist, this book will be useful to you no matter where your collecting passion takes you in the United States. The appendices include a complete listing of state and federal agencies that manage plants, animals, rocks, minerals and fossils, as well as listings of related societies and museums.

About the Author:

Donald Wolberg, Ph.D., is a geologist, paleontologist, and educator who has more than 25 years of combined administrative, research, museum, editorial public service, teaching and fund-raising experience at state, national, and international levels. He is the author of many papers, public talks and book reviews. Patsy Reinard has a private law practice specializing in the legal issues of the farming, ranching, mining and scientific communities. She is the Legal Counsel for the American Association of Paleontological Suppliers and the Earth Science Trade Association. She is an authority on federal statues relating to fossils and public lands law.

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