Wetlands and Watersheds
Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 3
- Natural Resources Law(LAW 6472)
This course will focus on the implementation of policies for the protection and restoration of wetlands and related resources under the public trust doctrine, the Florida Water Resources Act, the Clean Water Act and related federal legislation. Students will learn the legal basis for regulation under these authorities and will gain practical experience working in interdisciplinary teams to determine water boundaries, delineate the landward extent of regulated waters, assess development impacts and evaluate mitigation plans. Additionally, There will be a two hour class each week that will consist of lectures and discussion of a specific topic related to the overall goals of the course and intended to prepare the students for a subsequent field experience. Five full day field trips that will be scheduled on Fridays are integral parts of the course.