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Eric T. Freyfogle

Eric T. Freyfogle is Research Professor and Swanlund Chair Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he has taught for over thirty years in the areas of natural resources, property and land use law, environmental law and policy, wildlife law, and conservation thought. His various writings include Our Oldest Task: Making Sense of Our Place in Nature (University of Chicago Press 2017), Why Conservation Is Failing and How It Can Regain Ground (Yale University Press 2006), and coauthored law school casebooks on wildlife law, natural resources law, and property law.  He has long been active in state and national conservation efforts, including service on the Boards of the National Wildlife Federation and its Illinois affiliate, Prairie Rivers Network.
 

Wildlife Law, Second Edition

A Primer

Wildlife is an important and cherished element of our natural heritage in the United States. But state and federal laws governing the ways we interact with wildlife can be complex to interpret and apply. Ten years ago, Wildlife Law: A Primer...

Wildlife Law

Wildlife Law

A Primer

Wildlife Law is a comprehensive and readable primer that provides an overview of U.S. wildlife law for a broad audience, including professionals who work with wildlife or who manage wildlife habitat, students across the spectrum of natural...

The Land We Share

The Land We Share

Private Property And The Common Good

Is private ownership an inviolate right that individuals can wield as they see fit? Or is it better understood in more collective terms, as an institution that communities reshape over time to promote evolving goals? What should it mean to be a...