Managing Federal Public Lands: Wise-Use vs. Environmental Movements


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All of the following represent possible uses of federal public lands EXCEPT _____.

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1. Which of the following best describes the Wise Use Movement?

2. Who was a pioneer of the Wise Use Movement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Two movements that are involved in the management of public lands are the wise-use and environmental movement. These assessments will ask questions about the characteristics of each movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test the following topics:

  • How public land can be used
  • The wise-use movement
  • Who pioneered the wise-use movement
  • Characteristics of the environmental and wise-use movements
  • Features of the environmental movement

Skills Practiced

The skills you can practice with these assessments include:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the environmental and wise-use movements
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how public land can be used and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding who started the wise-use movement

Additional Learning

Please take a look at lesson entitled Managing Public Lands: Wise-Use Vs. Environmental Movements for a better understanding of what each movement purports. Some topics this lesson discusses are:

  • What federal public lands are
  • The differences between the two movements
  • How proponents in both camps seek to promote their causes