Fall Winter 2011-2012

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Fall winter 2011-12 issue of Sanctuary magazine

Law of the Land: How the country was drawn, quartered, and privatized

Editor's Column

Robin Hood in America 
by John Hanson Mitchell

President's Message

The American Narrative 
by Laura Johnson

Rights of Use

We could learn a lot from the Native American system of land management and distribution of resources. 
by Michael J. Caduto

From Commons to Castles

The idea of outright ownership of land as an entity such as a car or a book is a fairly new concept. And it was most firmly rooted here in the soil of North America. 
by Nini Bloch

The Colossus of Zoning

The use of zoning as a means of controlling the use of land is an old idea. But here in the United States, it was established by a single—and singular—legal case. 
by Thomas Conuel

Finding Naquag

Ownership and use of land depend on an exact delineation of boundaries. But lines of demarcation are not always easy to discover. 
by Joe Choiniere

Origins of the Land Ethic

In the end, the success of sensible land use may not depend on a legal definition such as private or public, but on good stewardship—the essence of which was elucidated in Aldo Leopold’s classic, A Sand County Almanac, published in 1949. 
by Ann Price

The Fate of Private Land

Zoning laws are not the only way of protecting land from abuse. Herewith are a variety of means to save your own backyard. 
by Gayle Goddard-Taylor

Strictly Off-limits

If you think land use controls are too strict, take a look at the zapovedniki. 
by Chris Leahy

The Zoning Reform Bill

The seemingly progressive state of Massachusetts could improve. 
by Christina McDermott and Heidi Ricci