Key issues in wetlands regulation in Oregon

by Paul A. Fishman

Publisher: National Business Institute in Eau Claire, WI

Written in English
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  • Wetlands -- Law and legislation -- Oregon.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementPaul A. Fishman, Steven L. Pfeiffer, Steven R. Schell.
ContributionsPfeiffer, Steven L., Schell, Steven R.
The Physical Object
Pagination207 p. :
Number of Pages207
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Open LibraryOL14559499M

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