Jeff Fereday ’80 is a partner in the natural resources, environmental and energy group at the Boise, Idaho law firm of Givens Pursley LLP. Jeff practices chiefly in the areas of environmental law, water rights, endangered species, wetlands, mining and public lands. In 1980 and 1981, Jeff served as an attorney in the Honors Program at the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior, where he worked primarily in the areas of public lands, mining, and water law. He then joined a large Denver law firm where he practiced in these areas through 1984. Since joining Givens Pursley LLP in 1985, he has continued to build his practice in these fields, representing municipal water suppliers, industrial clients, irrigators, land developers, mining companies and non-profit organizations. Jeff is a frequent lecturer to business, government, and professional groups in the areas of water law, environmental law, and natural resources policy. He has published several articles in these fields. His professional and civic activities include: Trustee, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and currently Idaho Reporter for the Foundation’s Mineral Law and Water Law Newsletters; Past president, Water Law section of the Idaho State Bar, Member, Board member and officer of the Sawtooth Society; and recipient of the Idaho State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Service Award for 1991. He is named in Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Environmental and Natural Resources Law.