‘Strengthening Our Roots: Forest Law & Policy in a Changing World’
Esteemed law professor Charles Wilkinson and experts from throughout U.S. converge at UM to discuss forest policy at two-day conference
The Public Land & Resources Law Review at the University of Montana School of Law is proud to announce the 34th Public Land Law Conference slated for September 14-16, 2011 at the University of Montana University Center. This year’s conference is entitled: Strengthening Our Roots: Forest Law & Policy in a Changing World and will focus on emerging issues in forest law and policy.
More than two dozen of the most renowned forest law and policy experts from throughout the United States will be on hand to discuss forest issues including the history of forest regulation, new planning rules, Native American use rights, collaborative forest conservation, forest law and the media, climate change, and the economy. Featured experts include: Charles Wilkinson, Professor of Law at the University of Colorado; Jack Ward Thomas, former Chief of the Forest Service; William Rodgers, Professor of Law at the University of Washington; and Jane Cottrell, Region One Deputy Forest Supervisor.
The conference kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. with a keynote address by Wilkinson in the University Center Theater. Wilkinson has authored 13 books, including the standard law texts in public land law and Indian Law. His most recent book, The People Are Dancing Again: The Siletz Tribe of Western Oregon, will be available for sale at the event, and Wilkinson will be available to sign copies of the book. The panel discussions kick off Thursday, Sept. 15 at 8 a.m., run all day, and conclude at noon on Friday, Sept. 16. Please see the attached schedule for information about individual panels on Thursday and Friday.
For more information about the Public Land Law Conference, including events and individual speakers, please contact co-editors Dave Whisenand or Matt Pugh.
Conference Co-Editor Dave Whisenand: 651-216-1085, email@example.com
Conference Co-Editor Matt Pugh: 406-253-8984, firstname.lastname@example.org