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    Zachary A. Smith argues that: "Endangered species ... is a federal land management problem as well as an important global environmental problem" (Smith, p. 240). Explain the connections between endangered species as defined by Smith and land management. With so much competition over multiple land use, is the endangered species status irrelevant today?

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    Smith sees an inherent conflict the the Federal government's role as a protector of endangered species and its obligations to make land accessible to the public for recreation, grazing, and other economic activities. Different federal agencies vie for power and the interests of their particular shareholders. Due to the nature of bureaucracy, deadlock results. Little progress is made in ...

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    Federal land management and its implications for endangered species are discussed in the solution.