The Management of Public Lands and Wildlife - Module 5 of 5

Question 1

President Roosevelt oversaw the enactment of __________________, the first law that required the conservation of sensitive archaeological and natural sites and public lands.

Question 2

Agencies within the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture are responsible for managing the majority of _________, which are often used to either preservation, recreation, or development.

Question 3

The National Forest Service and the ______ work together to manage America’s national forests.

Question 4

_______ was signed into law in 1973 by President Nixon and is meant to conserve and protect wildlife, plant life, and their habitats.

Question 5

In the Supreme Court case of ________________, the Endangered Species Act was used to prevent the construction of a major hydroelectric project that would have destroyed the habitat of a small fish that had been listed as endangered.

Question 6

What percentage of all species listed under the Endangered Species Act have avoided extinction?

Question 7

Public interest groups or state agencies may propose to list a species as a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act through a petition, which is reviewed by either the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the ______.

Question 8

A violation of the Endangered Species Act results in what is called a/an “_____,” which is any activity that harasses, harms, or kills a listed species.

Question 9

The ______________ is a national law used to mitigate major federal agency actions that may impact the environment. Congress passed it in order to ensure that federal agencies consider any environmental impacts their actions, projects, and decisions may have.

Question 10

The _____________ gives U.S. citizens extensive rights over subsurface mineral extraction on public lands.