Public Access to Shorelines and Beaches: Alternative Approaches and the Taking Issue

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Hildreth, Richard
United States; expansion of public access rights to freshwater shorelines; taking issue; privately owned shoreline; state and federal constitutional and legislative policy; judicial expansion of public water use rights; adjacent shorelines; public rights to cross private lands to get to water bodies; federal navigation servitude; prescription; implied dedication; custom; public trust; judicial beach access theories; freshwater public trust cases; superior public rights; navigable waterways and adjacent wetlands; state permission; riparian rights; state beach access regulatory programs; California beach access program; lands above the mean-high tideline; tidal bays; estuaries; public and private interests in freshwater shorelines; Nollans; wetlands protection; flood and erosion hazard protection; riparian vegetation protection; state river bank conservation program; Administrative Law; Agriculture Law; Animal Law; Aquaculture and Fisheries; Biodiversity; Constitutional Law; Courts; Energy and Utilities Law; Environmental Health and Protection; Environmental Law; Environmental Policy; European Law; Hydraulic Engineering; Judges; Jurisdiction; Land Use Law; Legislation; Natural Resources Law; Natural Resources Management and Policy; Property Law and Real Estate; Public Policy; Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration; State and Local Government Law; Urban Studies and Planning; Water Law; Water Resource Management
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50 pages.