This online self-guided course offers a basic overview of the Public Trust Doctrine, including legal origins, geographic scope, and the responsibilities of the states. This information is useful for programs that are trying to find a balance between public and private uses for navigable waters and their shores.
What You Will Learn
After completing this course, participants will be able to
- Describe the legal origins of the Public Trust Doctrine
- Understand the public’s rights under the doctrine
- Specify the doctrine’s geographic scope
- Describe federal and state roles
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