Natural Resources Law

The Code of Federal Regulations (40 C. F. R.) defines natural resources as land, air, water, ground water, fish, wildlife and biota and other resources belonging to, managed by, held in trust by, appertaining to, or otherwise controlled by the United States, any State or local government, or any foreign government.

Many laws and regulations pertaining to natural resources are interrelated with environmental laws, especially matters concerned with protection of the natural environment, pollution and killing of endangered species.