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The Wilderness Act at 50

Date: April 11, 2014 Location: McCarty Classroom Complex - Classroom 2

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    Mt Hood Wilderness Tom Iraci, Forest Service Photographer

McCarty Classroom Complex - Classroom 2

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - Students can watch on simulcast in Room 1. A podcast of the event will be available online after the symposium concludes.

Join legal scholars, federal employees and students at Lewis & Clark Law School for a one day symposium on the impact and meaning of the Wilderness Act on its fiftieth anniversary. Contact for information. Registration required: See related content link below.

$50 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and reception)
FREE for Lewis & Clark students (includes reception-$20 for breakfast and lunch)
$25 for non- Lewis & Clark students (includes breakfast, lunch and reception)

Sorry- no refunds once you register.

Schedule of events

8:00 a.m. Registration Check-In & Continental Breakfast

8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m Welcome and Introduction - Associate Dean, Janice Weis

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Panel No. 1 - Janice Weis, moderator

Federal Land Management Agency Panel: “Wilderness Stewardship:  The Challenges and Realities.”                       

Nancy Roeper - National Wilderness Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Garry Oye - Chief of Wilderness Stewardship Division, National Park Service

Lisa Machnik - Wilderness/Wild and Scenic Rivers Program Manager,U.S. Forest Service
Christopher Barns - Wilderness Specialist, BLM National Landscape Conservation System;
BLM Representative, Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center

Sarah Gerould - Chief of Staff, Ecosystems Mission Area, U.S. Geological Survey

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.          Break

10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.        Panel No. 2 – Prof. Melissa Powers, moderator

NEPA and Wilderness - Prof. Michael C. Blumm, Lewis & Clark Law

Wilderness on Multiple Use Lands -  Prof. Robert Glicksman, George Washington Law

Wilderness on Dominant Use Lands - Prof. Sandi Zellmer, U. of Nebraska Law

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.       Panel No. 3 – Prof. Mike Blumm, moderator

Wilderness Water - Prof. Bret Birdsong, UNLV Law; Deputy Solicitor, US Dept of Interior

Wilderness Grazing - Prof. Mark Squillace, U. of Colorado Law

                     Tribute to Joe Feller - Mark Squillace & Peter Appel

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch - Student Lounge

Tribute to Justice Douglas - John Concillo, Producer and Writer: “Liberty & Wilderness” William O. Douglas Film Project

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.          Panel No. 4 - Prof. Erin Ryan, Lewis & Clark Law, moderator

Wilderness Exceptions - Prof. John Nagle, U. of Notre Dame Law

Wilderness and Climate Change - Prof. Eric Biber & Elisabeth Long (3L), UC Berkeley Law

Wilderness and Cultural Change - Prof. Eric Freyfogle, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.          Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.       Panel No. 5 - Prof. Tom Buchele, Lewis & Clark Law, moderator

Future of Legal Wilderness - Prof. John Leshy, UC Hastings Law

Future of Wilderness Management - Prof. Peter Appel, U. of Georgia

Wilderness Litigation – Peter Frost, Western Environmental Law Center

 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.          Reception- Student Lounge

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