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									                                                                         National Association of Environmental Law Societies
Public Lands Management at the Crossroads

                                                                                   2004 Conference, March 26-28
                                                                              Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR
                                            Balancing Interests in the
                                             Twenty-First Century
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Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century       NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004

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                 Conservation, then, is keeping the resource in working order, as
               well as preventing overuse. Resources may get out of order before
               they are exhausted, sometimes while they are still abundant. Con-
                 servation, therefore, is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not
                       merely a negative exercise of abstinence or caution.

                                                                                                                                   - Aldo Leopold

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century       NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
                                                          Table of Contents

       Welcome from the conference chair........................................................5
       Schedule ..................................................................................................6
       Conference Planning Committee...........................................................10

  National Committee Packet
       Greetings from national Co-Chairs .......................................................12
       Co-Chair Report ....................................................................................13
       Annual NAELS Meeting Agenda..........................................................15
       National Board of Directors ..................................................................16
       NAELS Governing Board .....................................................................20
       2003-04 Committee Reports .................................................................26
       NAELS Member Schools......................................................................31
       ED Report and Strategic Plan................................................................32
       Elections and Appointments Process.....................................................36

  Bids to Host the 2005 NAELS conference
       Pace Law School ...................................................................................38
       Vermont Law School .............................................................................42

  2004 NAELS Conference
       Keynote Address....................................................................................56
       Paper Presenters ....................................................................................57
       Panel Speakers ......................................................................................62
       Workshop Leaders .................................................................................66

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century       NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
                                                      Welcome to NAELS 2004

         Dear Conference Attendees and Speakers,

         Welcome to the Lewis & Clark Law School and the City of Roses! We are very ex-
        cited to be hosting the 2004 National Association of Environmental Law Societies
        (NAELS) Conference. Throughout the past year, the Conference Committee has
        spent countless hours planning in order to make "Public Lands Management at the
        Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century” a success. We truly
        hope that you enjoy it.

         The past few years have brought many changes to the area of public lands law and
        the conflicts involved will lead to many more in the coming years. In planning our
        conference, we wanted to bring together leading experts: lawyers, judges, govern-
        ment agency employees, and others involved in public lands management to discuss
        the problems and opportunities facing today’s public lands managers and policy-

         We extend a sincere thanks to all of our sponsors who have helped make this event
        possible. We would also like to thank Dean Huffman; Kathi, Sarah, and Cindy in
        development; Libby Davis; everyone in business services; all the environmental and
        natural resources law professors; and especially Lin Harmon-Walker, Linda
        D’Agostino, and Assistant Dean Weis for all the help and guidance they have given
        us over the last eighteen months. In addition, we would like express our apprecia-
        tion towards NAELS for giving us the opportunity to serve as host as NAELS con-
        tinues to grow and develop as an organization.

         If there is anything that either the Conference Committee or I can do to make your
        stay here in Portland more pleasant, please feel free to let us know.


         Katie Kolarich

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century       NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
                                         2004 NAELS Conference Schedule

                                                                             Friday, March 26th
   8:00 am – 3:30 pm                    Registration, Wood Hall, Lewis & Clark Law School

   8:30 am – 9:30 am                    Continental Breakfast and Workshops

        NAELS Workshop: How to “Green” Your Career Services
        Libby Davis, Director of Career Services, Lewis & Clark Law School
        Wood Hall, Room 7

        NAELS Workshop: The On-line Environmental Public Interest Center (EPIC): A Demonstration and Discussion on How
           to Use the Web to Connect Law Students to Environmental Opportunities
        Dan Worth, NAELS Executive Director
        Rhett Lawrence, Environmental Advocate, OSPIRG
        Wood Hall, Room 8

  9:30 am – 10:00 am

        Katie Kolarich, 2004 NAELS Conference Chairperson
        Dan Worth, NAELS Executive Director
        Jeff Orrell, NAELS Governing Board Co-Chair, California Western School of Law
        Dave Campbell, NAELS Governing Board Co-Chair, Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington
        Legal Research Center, Student Lounge

  10:00 am – 11:00 am

        Keynote Address: Dr. Michael Dombeck
        Legal Research Center, Student Lounge

  11:00 am – 11:15 am                   Break

  11:15 am – 12:15 pm                   Session I

        Paper presentation: From Extraction to Recreation: Old Laws Regulating New Demands on Natural Resources
        Professor Jan Laitos, University of Denver College of Law
        Moderator: Dave Richardson, Lewis & Clark Law School
        Wood Hall, Room 7

        Paper presentation: A Preservation Paradox: Political Prestidigitation and an Enduring Resource of Wildness
        Professor Sandra Zellmer, University of Nebraska College of Law
        Moderator: Brian Knutsen, Lewis & Clark Law School
        Wood Hall, Room 8

   12:15 pm – 12:30 pm                  Break

   12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                   Lunch

        Luncheon and Presentation:
        Susan Jane Brown, Staff Attorney, Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center
        Legal Research Center, Student Lounge
        Sponsored by the Section on Environment, Energy and Resources, American Bar Association

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century       NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
  1:30 pm – 1:45 pm                     Break

  1:45 pm – 3:15 pm                     Session II

        Panel: Oil and Gas Leasing in the Rocky Mountain West
        Fred Ferguson, Associate Solicitor, Department of the Interior
        Michael Reisner, Northern Plains Resource Council
        John Martin, Patton Boggs, LLP
        Moderator: Alex Fidis, Lewis& Clark Law School
        Wood Hall, Room 7

        Panel: RS-2477—Roads, Wilderness, and Public Lands
        Constance E. Brooks, Brooks & Schluter LLP
        Michael Freeman, Faegre & Benson, LLP
        Matthew McKeown, Associate Solicitor, Department of the Interior (invited)
        Moderator: Chaitna Sinha, Lewis & Clark Law School
        Wood Hall, Room 8

  3:15 pm – 3:30 pm                     Break

  3:30 pm – 4:30 pm                     Session III

        Paper presentation: James Watts in Skirts? Gale Norton’s Public Land Policy Reprised
        Professor George Coggins, University of Kansas School of Law
        Moderator: David Graves, Communications and Conservation Coordinator, Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign
        McCarty Classroom Complex, Room 2

        Paper presentation: Moving in Opposite Directions: Roadless Area Management Under the Clinton and Bush Administrations
        Professor Robert Glicksman, University of Kansas School of Law
        Moderator: Dave Richardson, Lewis & Clark Law School
        Wood Hall, Room 8

  4:30 pm – 4:45 pm                     Break

  4:45 pm – 7:45 pm

        NAELS Annual Meeting Part I
        Wood Hall, Room 7

  9:00 pm

        Tavern Tour
        Meet in the Lobby at the Day’s Inn- City Center. We will walk to the pubs.

                                                                           Saturday, March 27th
  8:00 am – 2:00 pm                     Registration, Wood Hall Lobby, Lewis & Clark Law School

  8:30 am – 9:30 am                     Continental Breakfast and Workshops

        NAELS Workshop: Strategic Planning for Your Environmental Student Group
        Lin Harmon-Walker, Assistant Director Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program, Lewis & Clark Law School
        Wood Hall, Room 7

        NAELS Workshop: Clinical Education
        Leah Helsten, NAELS Governing Board At-Large Representative and Clinical Task Force Co-Chair, California Western School of Law
        Lynda Lancaster, NAELS Governing Board At-Large Representative and Clinical Task Force Co-Chair, Valparaiso University School

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           of Law
        Wood Hall, Room 8

  9:30 am – 11:00 am                    Session IV

        Panel: Healthy Forests—Significant Legal Issues under the New Policy
        Susan Jane Brown, Staff Attorney, Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center
        Mark Rey, Undersecretary, Department of Agriculture
        Scott Horngren, Haglund, Kirtley, Kelley, Horngren & Jones, LLP
        Moderator: Jay Griffith, Lewis & Clark Law School
        McCarty Classroom Complex, Room 2

        Panel: Instream Water Rights on Public Lands
        Martha Pagel, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC
        Karen Allston, Executive Director, The Center for Environmental Law & Policy
        Joe Mentor, Jr., Mentor Law Group, PLLC
        Moderator: Chaitna Sinha, Lewis & Clark Law School
        Wood Hall, Room 8

  11:00 am – 11:15 am                   Break

  11:15 am – 12:15 pm                   Session V

        Paper presentation: The Bush Administration’s Sweetheart Settlement Policy: A Trojan Horse Strategy for Advancing
            Commodity Production on Public Lands
        Professor Michael Blumm, Lewis & Clark Law School
        Moderator: Brian Knutsen, Lewis & Clark Law School
        Wood Hall, Room 7

        Paper presentation: Rotten to the Core: the BLM’s Proposed New Grazing Regulations
        Professor Joe Feller, College of Law at Arizona State University
        Moderator: Kristin Ruether, Lewis & Clark Law School
        Wood Hall, Room 8

  12:15 pm – 12:30 pm                   Break

  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm                    Lunch

        Luncheon with the NAELS Alumni and Lewis & Clark Law School Faculty
        Legal Research Center, Student Lounge

  1:30 pm – 1:45 pm                     Break

  1:45 pm – 3:15 pm                     Session VI

        Panel: Voluntary Grazing Permit Buyout Legislation—Current Trends in Public Lands Grazing
        Andy Kerr, The Larch Company, LLC
        Laurie Rule, Staff Attorney, Advocates for the West
        Fred Otley, Former President, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association
        US Representative Earl Blumenauer, 3rd District, Oregon (invited)
        Moderator: David Graves, Communications and Conservation Coordinator, Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign
        McCarty Classroom Complex, Room 2

        Panel: Destination Unknown—the Future of Mt. Hood’s Northeast Side: Resort Developments in Wilderness Areas
        Ralph Bloemers, Co-Executive Director, Cascade Resources Advocacy Group
        Chris Winter, Co-Executive Director, Cascade Resources Advocacy Group
        Doug Jones, Lands and Permit Specialist, Hood River Ranger District
        Dave Riley, Vice President and General Manager, Mt. Hood Meadows
        Moderator: Ti Hays, Lewis & Clark Law School

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century       NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
        Wood Hall, Room 8

  3:15 pm – 3:30 pm                     Break

  3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

        NAELS Annual Meeting Part II
        Wood Hall, Room 7

  3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

        NAELS Alumni Meeting and Reception
        Legal Research Center, Student Lounge

  8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

        Gala Dinner and Closing Awards
        Bridgeport BrewPub. Meet in the Lobby of the Day’s Inn- City Center. We will take the Streetcar to the brewery.

  10:30 pm                 Night Out

                                                                            Sunday, March 28th
   9:00 am – 1:00 pm

        The Portland Environment
        Hike in Forest Park. Meet in the Lobby of the Day’s Inn- City Center. We will take the MAX to the park.

                              Our summer environmental law program
                                          LEWIS & CLARK offers 3-credit, 5-week evening classes
                                          in Environmental Law and Administrative Law, and
                                          fast, fun back-to-back 2-credit 2-week afternoon
                                          intensives in Animal Law (Legislation, Litigation &
                                          Lobbying), Clean Water Act, Globalization and the
                                          Environment, and Wetlands. We even take you into the
                                          great outdoors with Coastal Law and Ecology Field
                                          Class, an innovative six-day class team-taught by a
                                          noted ecologist and law professor on-site at U.C. San
                                          Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. And we
                                          offer a special learn-and-tour class in Native Natural
  Resources through our Indian Law Summer program.

  During the academic year, LEWIS & CLARK offers both a J.D. specialization certificate and an LL.M.
  degree in Environmental & Natural Resources Law with a choice of more than 40 courses in the
  field. Our students (and wildlife) enjoy our beautiful forested setting only minutes from vibrant
  downtown Portland, Oregon, recently named the nation’s most sustainable city.

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Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century       NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
                                            Conference Planning Committee

  Shannon Anderson is currently in her second year at Lewis and Clark, where she is co-chair of the NLG chapter and
  a research assistant for Professor Paula Abrams. She received a B.A. in Political Science (with
  a concentration in environmental studies) from Grinnell College in Iowa. Shannon will be working for the Bill of
  Rights Defense Committee this summer and is looking forward to doing an externship with EarthRights International
  in Washington, DC next fall.

  Erin Burns is a 2nd year from Birmingham, Alabama. After transferring from Vermont Law School, she is happy to
  be settling into the Lewis and Clark community and Portland. Erin graduated from Middlebury College in 2000 and
  is pursuing environmental law at Lewis and Clark. Erin spent a year as an AmeriCorps volunteer, working with col-
  lege students and the community to improve water quality in the Worcester, MA area. After pulling one too many
  shopping carts out of Worcester’s waterways, she taught junior kindergarten in Park City, UT before heading to law
  school. In addition to working towards her J.D, Erin is in the midst of receiving her Master’s of Studies in Environ-
  mental Law from Vermont Law School. Erin is currently interning at the Department of Environmental Quality’s
  Office of Compliance and Enforcement and is looking forward to working at the Oregon Department of Justice this

  Alex Fidis is a second year law student as Lewis and Clark. Originally from Bethesda Maryland, Alex attended Van-
  derbilt University before returning to the Washington, DC area where he worked at Earthjustice for two years prior to
  entering law school. The summer after his first year of law school and into his second year, Alex worked as a legal
  intern for Portland-based Columbia and Willamette Riverkeepers. This summer Alex has accepted a position clerking
  with Trustees for Alaska in Anchorage.

  David Graves was raised in the backwoods of Kentucky where he learned the importance of healthy ecosystems
  while catching crawdads. Frequent family vacations to National Parks and backpacking trips instead of drunken
  spring breaks in Panama City instilled a love of nature that drove him to attend law school at Lewis & Clark College.
  He graduated in 2003 and received a certificate in Environmental Law, was appointed to the Cornelius Honor Soci-
  ety, and received the Environmental Leadership Award for his work on environmental issues while in law school.
  Currently, David works as the Conservation and Communications Coordinator for the Sierra Nevada Forest Protec-
  tion Campaign in Sacramento, California, where he attempts to destroy Bush and his programs in the same way Bush
  has destroyed what is left of the environment.

  Jay Griffith is a second year law student at Lewis and Clark. A transfer from Willamette this year, Mr. Griffith de-
  cided to join Lewis and Clark to take advantage of the certificate program in Natural Resources and Environmental
  Law. After graduating from Willamette College of Liberal Arts with a BS in Politics and a minor in Environmental
  Science, Mr. Griffith participated in an environmental internship at a local steel mill. There, his environmental policy
  background proved an asset when he developed and improved on existing environmental policy at the plant. Follow-
  ing the policy-related internship, Mr. Griffith moved into field experience with a local air-quality source testing firm.
  While scaling industrial smoke stacks for day-long tests was interesting, Mr. Griffith decided to pursue a career in
  environmental law and policy, and therefore began his legal studies. Mr. Griffith is a member of the Northwest Envi-
  ronmental Defense Center, housed here at Lewis and Clark; he is the Student Bar Association Representative to the
  College Transportation Committee; and he is an Associate Editor on Animal Law, the nations only law review de-
  voted exclusively to animal rights.

  Jesse Halsted is a second year law student at Lewis and Clark and Portland native. He attended the Univeristy of
  Wisconsin –Stevens Point where he received a B.S. in Wildlife Management and Ecology with a minor in Environ-
  mental Law. While in Wisconsin he worked as a research assistant to Dr. Dombeck, the conference’s keynote

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
  speaker. Upon returning to Portland he worked with the City’s Bureau of Environmental Services through his first
  year of law school. This summer he plans to continue with his current clerk position for the Bonneville Power Ad-

  Ti Hays, a first-year law student at Lewis and Clark, spent his formative years in Canton, OH. He attended the Col-
  lege of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, receiving a B.A. in English with a minor in biology. Following
  graduation, he spent a season fighting fires with the U.S. Forest Service near Boulder, CO, and a few months volun-
  teering in the Canyonlands National Park, UT. Ti is a member of the Northwest Environmental Defense Center and
  Public Interest Law Project; he plans to study environmental law.

  Jarling Ho is a 3L who hails from the state that no candidate has lost in his successful bid to become President. Her
  name means "quick-witted" in Mandarin and "this year" in North Frisian. She is not the renowned "Jarling of Jar-
  ling's Custard Cup. Her hobbies include baking great-tasting-yet-terrible-for-your-arteries sugary delights and photo-
  graphing tress, buildings and unsuspecting people. She loves to run in Tryon Creek to see all the invasive species
  (mainly english ivy) that have died because of diligent environmentalists. She is a research assistant for IPGRI, a
  mediator and an expert google user.

  Brian Knutsen came to Oregon after acquiring a degree in Geology and Environmental Sciences at St. Louis Univer-
  sity. He will be graduating from Lewis and Clark Law School in May of 2004 with a J.D. and a certificate in Envi-
  ronmental and Natural Resources Law. He has worked on the Environmental Law Review for two years, spending
  the last year as an Articles Editor. He plans to take the Colorado bar exam in the summer of 2004.

  Katie Kolarich is finishing up her third year at Lewis & Clark Law School. This past year she served as the Confer-
  ence Chair for the 2004 NAELS Conference. Last year Katie was Co-Chair of the NAELS student governing board,
  Co-Chair of the Lewis & Clark Environmental Law Caucus, a member of SBA, a member of the admissions commit-
  tee, and an intern at the Wild Salmon Center. Before law school, Katie graduated cum laude from Carleton College
  with a major in Political Science/International Relations and a concentration in environmental studies. After gradua-
  tion, Katie will join David Graves in Sacramento, CA. David wants you all to know that Katie is not allowed to be the
  Chair (or Co-Chair) of the Alumni Committee next year; she needs to finish planning their wedding.

  Dave Richardson is currently in his third year at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he has served as the
  ELS co-chair and board member of the school’s environmental non-profit organization. This is his
  third NAELS conference, and he is confident that with everyone pulling together, the fun bar will be raised
  even higher this year. He has accepted a position with the employment law firm of Reinisch, Mackenzie,
  Healey, Wilson & Clark in Portland, and will join them after taking the bar this July.

  Brenda Roberts is currently in her second year at Lewis and Clark Law School, where she is the Co-Coordinator for
  the Water and Wetlands Group of the Northwest Environmental Defense Center and Fundraising Chair of the 2004
  NAELS Conference. She will be working for Earthjustice in Denver this summer and is looking forward to an ex-
  ternship with The Ocean Conservancy in the fall. Brenda enjoys cooking, listening to music, and being outdoors.

  Chaitna Sinha is currently in her second year of law school at Lewis & Clark School of Law where she is pursuing
  her interest in environmental and Indian law. She spent last summer interning with the Ute Mountain Ute General
  Counsel and will spend this summer interning with Earthjustice. She received her undergraduate degrees in econom-
  ics and environmental studies from the University of Utah.

  Brett VandenHeuvel is a second-year student at Lewis and Clark Law School, where he is co-chair of the Environ-
  mental Law Caucus. From last summer to present, Brett has clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice, Natural
  Resources Section. This summer he plans to work for Northwest Environmental Advocates in Portland. He will as-
  sist with Clean Water Act litigation that seeks to force EPA to promulgate more protective water quality standards for
  toxic pollutants in Oregon. Brett earned a B.S. in geology from Hope College in Holland, MI. He taught science for
  four years on the beautiful public lands of central and eastern Oregon. He then earned a M.S. in Quaternary and Cli-
  mate Studies from University of Maine, conducting field work in Antarctica to research ice-sheet fluctuations and

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
                                                     National Committee Packet
                                                                       Greetings From Your
                                                                       National Co-Chairs
   Dear NAELS Members:


  Dave and I are delighted to see so many familiar faces, and likewise, so many new. This is going to be a
  great conference. Look around you - there are friendly, enlightened students everywhere!

   Lewis & Clark has chosen a topic for this conference that is timely and geographically pertinent. As with
  all of our annual gatherings we are here, first and foremost, to be educated. This weekend, a distinguished
  panel of experts will enlighten us on the many issues surrounding our nation’s public lands.

   We are also here to participate in the guidance of NAELS. Executive Director Dan Worth has worked tire-
  lessly over the past year to enhance the professional side of this organization. He has developed a Strategic
  Plan for the coming years, secured a funding source, traveled the nation building coalitions, and spread the
  word about this awesome army of socially conscious law students. Over the past 12 months, there has been
  an incredible amount of progress on this front – moreso, perhaps, than NAELS has ever seen. You will
  hear all about it this weekend.

   Remember, Dan and future staff members work for NAELS, and NAELS exists for the benefit of its stu-
  dent members. Therefore, we ask for your input and guidance, both this weekend, and throughout the up-
  coming year. NAELS needs an active student governing board to provide a voice for its vision, and to help
  NAELS grow for the benefit of its members. NAELS will have a tremendous impact with dedicated stu-
  dent guidance.

   On behalf of all of the members, Dave and I would like to thank Lewis & Clark for inviting NAELS to
  storm upon Portland. We will leave our mark this weekend, just as our member students will make a criti-
  cal impact on all of their chosen professions.

   Take advantage of this time among friends, scholars and freethinkers. We are all so lucky to be here.


  Jeff Orrell and Dave Campbell
  National Co-Chairs

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                                                                            Co-Chair Report
                                                                             David Campbell

       I believe the membership deserve an accounting of my performance over the past year so I have prepared the following re-
  cap of my activities. I would be happy to answer any questions raised by this material or otherwise, during the Conference.

        First of all, a huge, warm thank you to my able, affable and assiduous counterpart, Jeff. It was a delight working with him
  to advance the NAELS vision and build upon its solid foundation. Jeff is sharp, committed and focused, a particularly valuable
  ‘trifecta’ of talents within a volunteer organization. He is passionate about the environment (and surfing) and will do great things
  after he graduates this spring. I wish him well and thank him for his friendship.

        A big thank you is also due Dan Worth, NAELS’ equally committed and visionary Executive Director. Given his talents and
  presumably sizeable student debt, Dan has done something quite remarkable over the past two years: he has effectively donated
  his time and services pro bono to the organization. After spending a lot of necessary time getting NAELS ready to evolve into a
  multi-faceted environmental organization run by students and professional staff, Dan has been crisscrossing the country since last
  fall, unveiling the ‘new & improved’ NAELS to students, law professors, foundations, law firms, non-profits and alumni. His
  enthusiasm is contagious and he’s open to constructive feedback. He deserves your support.

         Let’s get to it. I have divided the narrative chronologically.

        Spring 2003 – Between Baltimore and the conclusion of classes, I reviewed the materials in the several binders Katie Ko-
  larich and Jessica Merrigan handed off to Jeff at me, familiarized myself with the mechanics of NAELS (e.g., the listservs, con-
  ference call capabilities, organizational bank account) and traded periodic emails with Jeff and the other members of the Govern-
  ing Board. In hindsight, I wish I had spent more time reviewing the binders, as they contained information I could have used
  with my committees, and establishing social relationships with the governing board. It would have been nice to have valid con-
  tact information for the governing board and committee members, too.

       Summer 2003 – I spent a lot of time during the summer getting up to speed on NAELS’ evolution, talking with Dan about
  the various forces underpinning the growth plans he articulated in Baltimore, reviewing and editing the various planning docu-
  ments he had prepared, and consulting with Jeff as to advisability of the growth initiatives from the vantage point of NAELS’
  members and the student cohorts active at the member level.

        In late June/early July Jeff and I distributed to all members several cumulative emails apprising them of where the organiza-
  tion stood with regard to the business and strategic plans, sharing our views with regard to those documents and the plans therein,
  and asking members to share their comments with us. We appended the most salient documents for member review. Unfortu-
  nately, we only received a handful of comments, several months after the fact. At that point, and since, Jeff and I have heard
  criticisms from some-not many-students about the perceived direction NAELS was taking under Dan’s leadership.

        It is not my purpose here to comment on those assertions, but I do want to underscore one matter: in no way has my per-
  sonal relationship with Dan impaired my ability to challenge his thinking at every step of the process. I have rigorously queried
  him with regard to his employment contract, the assumptions in his growth charts, and the rationale for the various program cen-
  ters he seeks to establish. I would not consent on a given matter unless I was satisfied it would serve NAELS’ mission as an en-
  vironmental association for environmentally minded law students. Consequently, when I supported NAELS’ plans and encour-
  aged members to do likewise, I was expressing a judgment separate from Dan’s. People can be friends without betraying their
  principles and beliefs.

        Beyond the activities described above I invested a lot of time in a project that became known as the ‘D.C. Schmoozefest’
  The idea, prompted by Jeff’s summer internship in Washington with the EPA, was to identify the circle of organizations which
  might wish to partner with NAELS, contact a strategically selected subset of those organizations, and seek face-to-face appoint-
  ments to discuss NAELS’ growth plans and seek participation. Although the initiative did not come to fruition, the extensive
  groundwork I laid could still be used this summer. Given NAELS’ tremendous strides this past year, planning visits for this sum-
  mer would be even more propitious: NAELS’ next generation of leaders can cite numerous hard examples of how the organiza-
  tion can form mutually beneficial partnership with various entities.

      As with the binders and governing board introductions in the spring, I wish I came up with the ‘Schmoozefest’ idea about 8
  weeks sooner. I also wish I had taken more time to develop concrete game plans with my committees and encouraged them more

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  fervently to demonstrate their own initiative.

        Fall 2003 – It was difficult to attend to NAELS affairs on a steady basis during the fall. While I continued to transmit nu-
  merous NAELS emails on a daily basis, I was less successful in staying in touch with my committees and the other members of
  the governing board. The breakdown in communication was not my fault alone, but I should have done more to press the issue.
  Having presided over a fledgling alumni association for three years prior to starting law school, I know first-hand how easy it is
  to renounce or conveniently set to one side the commitments one has made during the thrill and excitement of an annual confer-
  ence. It was my responsibility to monitor the progress of my committees and lend assistance where necessary, and I failed to do
  that regularly enough.

   On the brighter side, I established useful links with several organizations which may bear fruit at some future point in NAELS’
  metamorphosis. I met with several fundraising associations and opened a dialogue with National Lawyers Guild (NLG), an or-
  ganization similar to the American Bar Association but more squarely focused on public interest issues. I encourage next year's
  leaders to explore the possibility of forming closer ties between the two organizations, as NLG's services may appeal to NAELS
  students and alumni.

        Winter 2004 – Not surprisingly, preparing for this Conference consumed a large quantity of time after the New Year. So,
  too, did accelerated efforts with my committees, especially fundraising, to capitalize on all the careful planning done in the prior
  year. I worked closely with Josh and Sara to finalize boilerplate solicitation letters that could be sent to target law firms, non-
  profits, professional associations, and active as well as inactive Environmental Law Societies.

       To compliment Jeff’s efforts with the Outreach Committee, which was preparing to mail hefty packets to current as well as
  prospective members, I created a series of detailed electronic surveys tailored to alumni, Board of Directors, NAELS Members,
  NAELS non-members and Presidents of Environmental Law Societies. The idea was to gather a wealth of information from dif-
  ferent stakeholders and analyze it to create a baseline for designing more attractive programs and addressing stakeholder needs.
  Receiving the response data electronically would eliminate paper waste and enhance analysis. The outreach packets were mailed
  in early March, so I do not have any results to report. Word to the wise: do not conflate “I’ll devise my survey so it can be trans-
  mitted electronically” with “I’ll be done in no time!” Not so.

       In early February, Dan, Jeff and I gathered in wintry Bloomington to sip hot cocoa and talk shop. The main purpose of our
  weekend rendezvous was to chart plans for the Conference, but I used the opportunity to organize back-to-back, two-hour round
  table sessions with a multitude of local environmental organizations, law faculty and students. The weekend was both exhausting
  and exhilarating: the 18-person audience loved the various programmatic ideas NAELS was offering and we learned a lot about
  how to match NAELS’ strengths with grass-roots groups. The meetings were particularly beneficial for my law school’s ELS, as
  we got to meet a few of our counterparts from the law school in Indianapolis, and hope to work with them on future projects. In
  addition to a lot of good conversation, I was able to treat Dan and Jeff to some of the best music around: a live convert by Bloom-
  ington native Carrie Newcomer. I’m positive I saw Jeff tapping his foot during one of the slow songs, and Dan seemed star

        Meeting live was wonderful and such a good use of time. We got a lot done and recharged our batteries leading up to the
  Conference. We had fun, sure, but there is another point worth noting: Jeff and Dan each sacrificed a lot to make the trip. Jeff
  paid for an expensive plane ticket (that indirectly dropped him at my doorstep at 2:30AM Saturday morning) and Dan drove 16+
  hours round-trip. True, we didn’t break our backs building the Great Wall of China, and you won’t hear Jeff complain one iota,
  but I think the gathering signifies a deep commitment to NAELS and the membership.

        So, Conference tip-off is a little over two weeks away. It almost seems like yesterday I was meeting fascinating students
  jazzed up to protect the environment in Baltimore, but it also seems like a long time since I had a good, long rest unencumbered
  by troubling dreams about unfinished assignments and fast approaching deadlines. It has been an honor to serve you as Co-Chair
  this year. I hope some good has come from my efforts. NAELS is an exceptional organization with amazing potential and I am
  eager to see it blossom in the years to come.

        Enjoy the rest of the Conference Packet, and welcome.

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   Friday, March 26, 2004. 4:45 – 7:45PM                                        (min. allotted)
         Welcome by Co-Chairs & ED                                                              5
         Overview of agenda                                                                     5
         Roll Call                                                                              5
         Approval of Minutes from 2003 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD                          5
         ED update                                                                              40
         Co-Chair update                                                                        20
         Break /Delivery of Pizza & Beer J (approx. 6:15PM)                                     10
         Bid presentations (15 per bid, assuming 4 bids)                                        60
         Candidate Statements for Co-Chair (5 min/candidate assuming 4 candidates)              20
         Announcement & presentation of proposed bylaw amendments                               7
         Describe process for submitting changes to proposed amendments                         3

   Saturday, March 26, 2004. 3:30 – 6:30PM                                                                                                 (min. allotted)
  • Welcome by Co-Chairs                                                                                                                                           3
  • Overview of agenda                                                                                                                                             4
  • Roll call                                                                                                                                                      3
  • Bylaws
         • Distribution of changes to previously submitted amendments                                                                                              3
         • Bylaw discussion                                                                                                                                        45
         • Bylaw vote                                                                                                                                              10
  • Recap of NAELS structure (i.e., Governing Board & Committees)                                                                                                  5
  • Regional Break-Out/Break J (Approx. 5:00PM)                                                                                                                    10
  • Voting
         • Co-Chairs                                                                                                                                               3
         • Governing Board
           • Regional Reps (1-15)                                                                                                                                  5
           • At Large Reps.                                                                                                                                        15
           • Election of Committee Co-Chairs & Signup of Members                                                                                                   10
         • Bid Group Q&A                                                                                                                                           15
         • Bid Vote                                                                                                                                                5
  • NAELS 2004 discussion
         • Strategic Plan                                                                                                                                          20
         • 2004-2005 Action Plan                                                                                                                                   20
         • Other Items                                                                                                                                             4

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                                                                   NAELS Board of Directors
                                                                          Aimée Christensen
                                                                   Executive Director, Environment2004

       Aimée Christensen is Executive Director of Environment2004 and has worked for over a decade on energy and environ-
  mental matters, bringing a broad perspective from her time in government, in the private sector, and in non-governmental organi-
  zations. Environment2004 is a political organization dedicated to highlighting the environmental stakes in the 2004 election. Ms.
  Christensen joined Environment2004 from the global law firm of Baker & McKenzie where she served as a member of the
  Global Climate Change and Clean Energy Practice Group, advising clients on energy and environmental matters, including re-
  newable energy project development, global climate change, and corporate responsibility. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie,
  she worked on trade and environmental issues for the International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development during the 1998
  and 1999 World Trade Organization Ministerial Meetings. From 1993 to 1998, Ms. Christensen served in the Clinton-Gore Ad-
  ministration, including four years at the Department of Energy where she advised Energy Secretaries Hazel O'Leary and Federico
  Peña on Latin American energy policy. Before her tenure at the Department of Energy, Ms. Christensen worked on international
  environmental issues at the White House Office on Environmental Policy, on Environmental Protection Agency matters for the
  Clinton-Gore Transition Team, and for the American Bar Association's International Law Section.
       She is a Board member of the American Council on Renewable Energy, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Rela-
  tions, and a Member of the Environmental Law Institute's Council of
  Partners. She received her B.A. from Smith College and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.

                                                                            Michael Gerrard
                                                                       Attorney, Arnold & Porter, LLP

       Michael B. Gerrard is a partner in the New York office of Arnold & Porter, LLP, where he is involved in environmental liti-
  gation (civil, criminal and administrative), project development, regulatory compliance counseling, and transactions. He has prac-
  ticed environmental law in New York City since 1978. He has served as chairman of the Executive Committee of the 21,000-
  member Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and as chairman of the Environmental Law Section of the New York
  State Bar Association, and is currently the Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association's Environment, Energy and Resources
  Section. Gerrard has also taught environmental law as a member of the adjunct faculties of Columbia Law School and the Yale
  School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
       Since 1986, Gerrard has written an environmental law column for the New York Law Journal, and since 1989 he has been
  editor of a monthly newsletter, Environmental Law in New York. He is author or editor of five books, two of which were named
  Best Law Book of the Year by the Association of American Publishers: Environmental Law Practice Guide (nine volumes, 1992)
  and Brownfields Law and Practice: The Cleanup and Redevelopment of Contaminated Land (three volumes, 1998). His other
  books are Environmental Impact Review in New York (two volumes, 1990); Whose Backyard, Whose Risk: Fear and Fairness in
  Toxic and Nuclear Waste Siting (1994); and The Law of Environmental Justice (1999).
       Gerrard also serves on the boards of the Council on the Environment of New York City; New York Environmental Advo-
  cates; the Legal Aid Society of New York; and INFORM, Inc., and is General Counsel of the Municipal Art Society of New
  York, Inc.
       Gerrard received his B.A. from Columbia University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

                                                                                Martha Judy
                                                                       Professor, Vermont Law School

       Martha L. Judy is an Associate Clinical Professor. She works with VLS masters degree students to provide them with excel-
  lent off-campus learning experiences and internships. She is newly appointed to establish an on-campus environmental and land
  use clinic for environmental law students at VLS.
       Professor Judy has been a Vermont Law School faculty member since 1994. Professor Judy also teaches courses related to
  the cleanup of hazardous substances. Previously, she was the Director of the Environmental Semester in Washington Program,
  Superfund Project Director, Vermont Law School; an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School; an Environmental Policy Ana-
  lyst under former Vermont governor, Madeleine Kunin; a Wildlife Biologist/Forester, and a member of Michigan United Conser-
  vation clubs.
       Professor Judy co-founded, on behalf of Vermont Law School, and served as Research Director on the broad-based National
  commission on Superfund, a privately funded group of chief executives from business, industry, academia, local and state offi-
  cials, environmentalists, and people of color, seeking to improve our nation's toxic cleanup laws. The National Commission on
  Superfund's recommendations served as the basis for the Clinton Administration's Superfund reform recommendations. She re-

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  cently facilitated numerous Superfund dialogues with citizens, environmentalists, local governments, and industry at the invita-
  tion of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She edited and co-authored, among other reports, the Final Consensus Report
  of the National Commission on Superfund and Cleaning Up the Old Springfield Landfill: A Case Study of the Superfund Process.
       Professor Judy received her J.D. from Yale University and was admitted to the Vermont bar. She also received a B.S.F.,
  School of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University.

                                                                               Robert Kuehn
                                                                      Professor, University of Alabama

       Prior to teaching at the University of Alabama, Mr. Kuehn was a professor at the Tulane Law School in New Orleans. He
  served as director of Tulane's environmental law clinic from 1989 to 1999. Before joining the Tulane faculty, he was a trial attor-
  ney in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and worked as a Special
  Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney's office in Washington, D.C.
       In 1997, the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic filed a complaint on behalf of local residents with the U.S. Environmental
  Protection Agency alleging that the state of Louisiana's permitting of the Shintech PVC plant in Convent, Louisiana, violated
  Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. EPA adopted the Shintech complaint as a test case for its new Title VI administrative
  enforcement policy and was expected, until Shintech suddenly withdrew its plans to construct the plant, to issue a decision on the
  complaint in 1999. The success of the Tulane clinic on the Shintech case, and the resulting backlash from the governor, have led
  to dramatic and unprecedented new restrictions by the Louisiana Supreme Court on the ability of law clinics in Louisiana to rep-
  resent needy citizens and community groups. Professor Kuehn has written and lectured on a wide range of environmental law
  topics including environmental enforcement, risk assessment, environmental justice, Superfund, and federal-state relations.
       Professor Kuehn earned his B.A. from Duke University, his J.D. from George Washington University School of Law, his
  LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law, and his M.P.H. from the Harvard University School of Public Health.

                                                                                Elliot P. Laws
                                                                      Consultant & Strategic Counselor

       Elliott Laws has spent the last 20 years in various positions of increasing responsibility in the environmental and energy
  fields. He is currently engaged in consulting and strategic counseling work for new ventures, serves as a Board Member for sev-
  eral not-for-profit organizations and start-up ventures, and speaks on a variety of environmental and energy issues. Most recently
  he served as President for Safety, Health and Environment at Texaco Inc., until its October 2001 merger with Chevron. At Tex-
  aco he was responsible for the development of global safety and environmental policies supporting the underlying strategic ob-
  jectives of the corporation.
       Prior to joining Texaco, Elliott was a Partner in the Public Policy and Environment practices of Patton Boggs in Washington,
  DC. He also served as Executive Director of the Outlook Policy Forum, located in Alexandria, VA. Outlook was a non-profit
  public policy forum dealing with energy, environmental, and economic issues. It also promoted the development of a long-term
  national energy strategy which addressed each of the areas of energy, environment and economics.
       From 1993 until February of 1997, Elliott served as Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response at the
  United States Environmental Protection Agency. In this Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed position, he was head of
  the office with National program and policy responsibility for solid and hazardous waste management. This included the Super-
  fund, underground storage tank, Brownfields (an economic redevelopment initiative to prevent, assess, and clean up and reuse
  contaminated properties), and chemical emergency preparedness programs.
       Prior to serving at EPA during the Clinton Administration, Elliott held positions as an attorney in the private sector, the
  United States Department of Justice and EPA. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the office of Manhat-
  tan (New York County) District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.
       A 1977 graduate of St. John's University in New York City, and a 1980 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, he
  is a member of the Board of the St. Coletta School of Greater Washington, and the Environmental Law Institute, as well as a
  Council Member for the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources of the American Bar Association. He served on the En-
  vironmental Protection Agency Transition Advisory Committee for President Bush, and has served on Federal Advisory Com-
  mittees for the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. Elliott lives in Vienna, Virginia with his wife
  Karen and daughters Lena and Shannon.

                                                                            Maxine I. Lipeles
                                                  Senior Instructor, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

       Maxine I. Lipeles is a Senior Instructor in the Schools of Law and Engineering and Applied Science at Washington Univer-
  sity, and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic. She has been teaching various environmental law courses to

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  graduate and undergraduate students at Washington University since 1990, and served as the Director of the Environmental Engi-
  neering Program from 1994-1999. Ms. Lipeles has over 20 years of practice experience in environmental law, both in the private
  sector at Husch Eppenberger in St. Louis from 1982-1999, and as Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Protection
  Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office from 1980-1982. She is the author and co-author of two casebooks,
  Hazardous Waste (Anderson Publishing, 3d. Ed. 1997) and Water Pollution (Anderson Publishing, 3d Ed. 1998) (with Jackson
  Battle), and An Environmental Law Anthology (Anderson Publishing, 1996) (with Robert Fischman and Mark Squillace).
      Ms. Lipeles earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and her A.B. from Princeton University.

                                                                                 Kol Medina

      Mr. Medina is currently in a transition period, examining his career opportunities. He recently resigned from Foster Pepper
  & Shefelman PLLC in Seattle, Washington, where, for two and a half years, he was an associate attorney. Mr. Medina previ-
  ously served as the Chair of the year 2000 NAELS conference, the Treasurer of NAELS (2000-01), the Chair of the Governing
  Board Newsletter Committee (2000-01), and a member of the Governing Board (2000-01). Currently, he is NAELS' Treasurer
  and serves on the Board of Directors in that capacity. Prior to starting law school in 1997, he served for two years in the Peace
  Corps in Africa.
      Mr. Medina received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2001 and a B.A. from Carleton College in environmental studies in 1996.

                                                                                  Amy Perry
                                                        Hiring Director, National Association of State PIRGS

       Amy Perry is the Hiring Director of the National Association of State PIRGs and affiliated organizations. She is also Presi-
  dent of Green Century Capital Management, a PIRG-founded business which administers two environmentally responsible mu-
  tual funds (the Green Century Funds).
       Amy graduated from Harvard University with high honors in 1986. She spent the better part of two years during her time
  there focusing on the student movement for social change in the U.S. from 1960 through 1972, a research project which led her
  into her chosen career with the PIRGs. Her interest in how and why activists of all ages -- students, grad students, non-students --
  get involved in issues of concern to them, and how those concerns get translated most effectively into concrete change, is a defin-
  ing part of her personality and of her life. It also relates directly to her interest in NAELS.
       Amy started with MASSPIRG as a Citizen Organizer in 1986, for two years mobilizing non-student populations to take part
  in various issue campaigns (primarily environmental campaigns related to hazardous waste cleanup and toxics use reduction).
  She then spent the next nine years as a MASSPIRG lobbyist and policy analyst on solid waste and recycling issues in the Massa-
  chusetts legislature and administrative agencies, organizing and running campaigns on a wide variety of legislative and regula-
  tory initiatives, and corporate campaigns, at the local, state and federal levels. These initiatives included promoting the use of
  recycled and recyclable materials in product packaging, restricting the use of landfills and incinerators and the materials disposed
  of therein, expanding the scope of containers covered by beverage deposit laws, setting waste reduction and diversion goals state-
  wide and nationally, and more groundbreaking public policy matters.
       In 1997, she shifted away from the policy arena solely and began focusing on hiring attorneys and other experienced candi-
  dates for the PIRGs nationally. Since that time, she has reviewed over 20,000 resumes from job seekers in the public interest and
  environmental fields. She has coordinated all legal hiring for PIRG and PIRG-affiliated groups, including the hiring for full-time
  positions and for summer and term-time internships. Through this work, she has established a broad network with law school
  placement offices nationally, and is tied into legal placement issues more generally through her involvement with NALP, the
  National Association for Law Placement, where she chaired the Public Service Committee last year and continues as a member of
  that Committee and as a member of the Alternative Careers Committee as well.
       In early 2002, Amy began also to work with Green Century Capital Management (GCCM) and is now President of the firm.
  The socially responsible investment field is a growing one, and the two Green Century Funds now have close to $100 million
  invested in them (see
       In addition to providing capital to companies with clean environmental records and giving environmentally concerned inves-
  tors a mutual fund that is in line with their values, GCCM also has an active shareholder advocacy program where direct engage-
  ment with corporate executives over environmental matters occurs. For example, this past year, GCCM worked in coalition with
  other concerned investors to press BP not to drill in the Arctic National Refuge in Alaska and to raise the bar with regard to Dell
  Computer's responsibility for a computer take-back program.

                                                                                  Rick Taketa
                                        Eventide Management, LLC, San Francisco, California
        Rich Taketa previously served as the Chair for the National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS) and has

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  served on the Board of Directors of Friends of the Earth, U.S.A. since 1997. Mr. Taketa has been a legal and business advisor to
  private companies, an executive and operations director, and an advocate for public health and environmental issues. As a princi-
  pal with Eventide Management LLC, Mr. Taketa is the primary decision maker in the management of the Eventide Fund. As an
  attorney with the law firm of Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP, Rick advised technology and healthcare client companies on
  issues including capitalization, customer contracts, employment, mergers and acquisitions, governance and regulatory compliance.
       Prior to law, Rick worked in Washington D.C. for five years in numerous executive positions focusing on operations and
  management. In 1998, Mr. Taketa was the Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund's Forest Policy Associate and Legislative Coordina-
  tor for the Allied Voices project, a grassroots program bringing together over 500 religions leaders and scientists to engage in
  environmental policy. From 1995-97, Mr. Taketa was the Director of Free The Planet!, a network of over 400 collegiate environ-
  mental organizations. In 1995, Mr. Taketa implemented the campaign to gather 1.2 million signatures and deliver them to Mem-
  bers of Congress on the Environmental Bill of Rights petition. Mr. Taketa also directed a political campaign for the Fund for
  Public Interested Research, where he managed over 60 staff. Mr. Taketa has helped raise over $2M in foundation grants and has
  been a contributor to numerous newspapers, magazines, and other publications.
       At law school, Mr. Taketa was the 1998 vice president at the Stanford Environmental Law Society and a member of the
  Stanford Environmental Law Journal. He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his B.A. in Economics and English
  from Colgate University.

                                                                                 Bill Thomas
                                                               Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP, Washington D.C.

       William L. Thomas practices environmental law with Pillsbury Winthrop LLP in Washington, D.C., and holds leadership
  positions in a number of national and international organizations. He chaired the International Environmental Law Committee of
  the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (SEER) from 1999-2002, and
  serves as vice chair to that committee for 2003-2004. In addition, he is a Vice Chair of SEER's 33rd Annual Conference on Envi-
  ronmental Law, to be held in March of 2004, as well as SEER's Special Committee on Environmental Disclosure for 2003-
  2004. He is also currently an officer in the International Environmental Law Committee of the ABA Section of International
  Law and Practice, the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Committee of the Inter-American Bar Association, and
  the Environmental Committee of the International Bar Association.

                                                                               Greg Wetstone
                                                     Director of Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council

       Gregory Wetstone is Director of Programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, a non-profit environmental advocacy
  organization with more than 550,000 members nationwide. He is broadly responsible for the strategic direction of NRDC's vari-
  ous advocacy programs, including the organization's growing web-based activism, as well as its efforts in the legislative, admin-
  istrative, and judicial arenas. In his previous post, as NRDC's legislative director, Greg played a leadership role in the environ-
  mental community's successful battles against proposals to fundamentally weaken the nation's landmark environmental protec-
  tion laws. He has written and spoken widely on environmental issues, and his commentary has been published in the New York
  Times, The Washington Post, the Atlanta Constitution, the Miami Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Diego Union
  Tribune and other newspapers and magazines across the nation. In 1997, Greg was profiled by Outside Magazine as one of the
  most effective players influencing environmental policy in the nation's capital.
       Before joining NRDC in January of 1995, Greg was Chief Environment Counsel at the House Energy and Commerce Com-
  mittee's Health and Environment Subcommittee. In his 12 years at the Committee, he played a key role in negotiating and draft-
  ing a number of important environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the Safe Drinking Water Act
  Amendments of 1986, the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act.
  Prior to joining the Committee staff, Greg was Director of the Air and Water Pollution Program at the Environmental Law Insti-
  tute, where he co-authored a desk reference on pollution law (Air and Water Pollution Law 1980, revised ed. 1982) and a ground-
  breaking book on the acid rain problem (Acid Rain in Europe and North America (1983), reprinted in German as Weltbedrohung
  Sauer Regan).
       Greg has a B.S. in biology from Florida State University (1975) and a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law (1978).

                                                                            Durwood Zaelke
                                                       President, Center for International Environmental Law

       Mr. Zaelke, Chair of the Board of Directors, is the Co-Founder & 2003 Co-Director for the Program on Governance for Sus-
  tainable Development at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management.

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       In 2002 Mr. Zaelke, Professor Oran Young, and Matthew Stilwell established the Program on Governance for Sustainable
  Development, which focuses on designing and implementing governance systems for sustainable development through a system-
  atic effort of scholarship, teaching, and practice designed to generate new intellectual and political capital. Stilwell, Young &
  Zaelke also combine efforts to teach a course on Governance for Sustainable Development. Beginning in 2005, Zaelke & Stil-
  well will teach a course on International Environmental Law & Policy.
       The Program also provides a home for a collection of more specific projects, including: Institutional Dimensions of Global
  Environmental Change (IDGEC) Project ( ) , and the Global Carbon Project
  ( ), and is also linked with the International Network for Environmental Compliance & Enforce-
  ment ( ).
       Mr. Zaelke is the Resident Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Zelle, Hofmann, Voelbel, Mason & Gette
  LLP. In 2003 Mr. Zaelke opened a DC office for Zelle Hofmann, which is an 80-lawyer firm specializing in the resolution of
  complex, high value disputes. Mr. Zaelke focuses on the resolution of environmental disputes, as well as counseling clients on
  how best to manage future environmental risks, including risks associated with climate change. He also works with the environ-
  mental community to identify and prosecute environmental tort cases. In addition to Washington DC, Zelle Hofmann has offices
  in Minneapolis, Dallas. San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Beijing, and Shanghai.
       In 2001 Mr. Zaelke was appointed as the founding Director of the five-person INECE Secretariat, a global network of 2,500
  enforcement practitioners from 130 countries (see Mr. Zaelke also serves as a member of the Executive Plan-
  ning Committee.
       Mr. Zaelke is the Founder, and the 1989-2003 President of the Center for International Environmental Law. He is the Foun-
  der and 1990 –2003 Director of the International & Comparative Environmental Law Program at Washington College of Law.
  He is the co-author of an international law text, INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY (Foundation Press 2nd ed.
  2002) (with Hunter & Salzman). From 1980 – 89, he was the Director for the Earthjustice/Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund,
  Alaska and DC offices, and he is the founder of the International Program. From 1978-80, Mr. Zaelke was a Special Litigation
  Attorney with the Department of Justice. From 1974-78, he was a staff attorney with the Environmental Law Institute.

                                                                    NAELS Governing Board
                                                                                   Jeff Orrell
                                                                                National Co-Chair

        Jeff is about to complete his final semester at California Western School of Law in sunny San Diego. He has served on the
  Board of Directors for Cal Western’s ELS, as well as NAELS, and is preparing to pass on the NAELS Co-Chair torch.
        Jeff has a BS in environmental studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, as well as legal experience
  clerking for the Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Baykeeper, and the EPA’s Office of General Counsel.
        When his “practicing” career is all said and done, perhaps sooner rather than later, Jeff hopes to teach environmental science
  at the high school level, coach an extracurricular advocacy team, and spend three warm months a year trying to live out a Bruce
  Brown movie.

                                                                              Dave Campbell
                                                                                National Co-Chair

        Dave is completing Year 2 at Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, IN. A native of Connecticut, Dave has
  struggled to adopt the mannerisms of a Hoosier, though he will proudly tell you after something impressive has occurred: “that’s
  tall cotton.” Dave is on the Board of IU’s Environmental Law Society and is a graduate intern with the Bloomington Environ-
  mental Commission, where he is developing a scalable environmental indicators report. From time to time he plays ‘actor’ with
  the Law School’s Drama Society, so if this legal gig doesn’t pan out…
        Dave has a BS in German Studies from Yale, which led, naturally, after a year teaching English in Chemnitz, Germany, and
  a Master’s Degree in Accounting, to a six-year run as a CPA at the company formerly known as Arthur Andersen. Shred that
  Martha! Last summer, Dave clerked for the Indiana State Court of Appeals. This summer, he will split time between Wooden
  McLaughlin, a mid-sized law firm in Indianapolis, and the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office, Environmental Division.
        Your fearless Co-Chair enjoys golf, tennis, public speaking and humor of all kinds. After a two-year hiatus, he is contem-
  plating another triathlon.

                                                                                    Chris Jeu

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                                                                              Patricia Wilson

                                                                                   Erin Belka

      A 3L at University of California Hastings College of the Law, Erin is Internal Vice President of Associated Students, Devel-
  opment Editor of Hastings’ Race and Poverty Law Journal, on the Editorial Board of the West Northwest Journal of Environ-
  mental Law and Policy, and participates in the Hastings to Haiti Partnership.
      Erin hails from Southern Cali (not LA). She holds a BS in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from U.C. Davis,
  and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.
      As for extracurricular activities, “ummm, I work at a bookstore?” I cannot think of anything to add to that.

                                                                          Beverly Grossman
                                                                    Regional Representative – Region 1

       Beverly will graduate from Yale Law School in May. She served as co-chair of the Clinical Education Committee in 2002-
  2003, and as the Region One Representative in 2003-2004. She grew up in New York, and is a graduate of Williams College in
       Before law school, she worked for ICF Consulting and the Environmental Law Institute. During her summers, she worked
  for the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment in San Francisco and Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. After
  graduation, she will clerk for Judge Dorothy Wright Nelson on the Ninth Circuit. Beverly enjoys traveling and is looking for-
  ward to spending more time with Dana Palmer after they marry in August.
       Congratulations to Beverly and Dana!!

                                                                                Emily Collins
                                                                    Regional Representative – Region 2

                                                                                 Kelly Pfeifer
                                                                    Regional Representative – Region 3

       Kelly Pfeifer is a third year student at the Universityof Maryland School of Law. She is a past leader of the Maryland Envi-
  ronmental Law Society, and will be receiving the Environmental Law certificate in May in recognition of her concentration in
  environmental law. She has also participated in the peer advising program for incoming students at the School of Law and has
  assisted Professor Robert Percival in the editing and proofing of his environmental law textbook and statutory supplements.
       Kelly attended Purdue University and received a BS in Landscape Architecture in 1998. She then worked in Columbia,
  Maryland as a land planner for a few years before getting fed up with inadequate environmental regulations and land-use protec-
  tion, and decided to go to law school so she could make some changes! She is pursuing work in the land use sector, hoping to
  focus on smart growth initiatives. During law school, she has worked for the National Wildlife Federation, the Federal Energy
  Regulatory Commission, and with Judge Lynne Battaglia of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.
       In her free time, Kelly volunteers with her local community association on a couple of committees dealing with planting
  more street trees in her urban neighborhood and managing the local community dog park (for her two beagles, of course). She
  and her husband Craig own a 90-year old rowhouse that was supposedly fully renovated, but they are finding there are always
  more projects to do and the home improvement doesn't seem to have an end in sight. They hope to move back to the Midwest
  (Michigan) at some point to be closer to family, but enjoy the Baltimore/DC area for now.

                                                                                Region 4 – Vacant
                                                                                Amy McMorrow
                                                                    Regional Representative – Region 5

       A 3L at Georgia State University College of Law, Amy earned an undergraduate degree from Marquette University in biol-
  ogy and English in 1998. Besides being involved with Georgia State's ELS, she is an Associate Legislation Editor of the Law
  Review and a Moot Court Board Member.
       Amy plans to work in the environmental group at Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta beginning in September. She promises
  to donate 105% of her signing bonus to the NAELS treasury.

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                                                                               Jeffery Schiffman
                                                                    Regional Representative – Region 6

                                                                                    Julie Solmer
                                                                    Regional Representative – Region 7

       Julie is a 2L at Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, IN. She is president of the Law School’s Environmental Law Society.
       Julie graduated manga cum laude with a BA in Environmental Studies and a Minor in Political Science from George Wash-
  ington University. After her junior year she worked in Costa Rica, researching compliance with land use regulations at the
  School for Field Studies, Center for Sustainable Development Studies. She also completed internships with the National Envi-
  ronmental Trust, The President’s Council on Sustainable Development and U.S. Representative Timothy J. Roemer’s Office.
       Before coming to law school Julie worked as an ISO 4001 Coordinator at Dana Corporation, where she implemented an En-
  vironmental Management System and ensured compliance with EPA, OSHA, and DOT regulations. After her 1L Year, Julie
  clerked at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, an environmental boutique law firm with offices in Indianapolis and South Bend.
  Julie enjoys Yahtzee and Go Fish!

                                                                                 Brian Nolan
                                                                    Regional Representative – Region 8

                                                                                  Mitch Emig
                                                                    Regional Representative – Region 9

      Mitchell Emig is a second year student at Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he is an active participant in the Environ-
  mental Law Society as the outreach coordinator. Mr. Emig graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in wildlife
  biology and now broadens his passion of working with environmental issues by studying environmental law. Mr. Emig’s experi-
  ence includes obtaining environmental regulation compliance for private, municipal, state and federal projects under the National
  Environmental Policy Act and the Clean Water Act. Mitch prefers chocolate ice cream over vanilla, and is especially fond of
  Depeche Mode’s early stuff.

                                                                                   Josh King
                                                                   Regional Representative – Region 10

       Josh grew up in Fayetteville, AR, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. His appreciation for the outdoors goes back to his
  childhood, camping, hiking and canoeing being some of his first memories. After living briefly in Durango, CO, and Newport,
  OR, Josh made his way to the University of Central Arkansas (“UCA”) where he graduated with a B.S. in Biology. While at
  UCA, he played Varsity Soccer and participated in undergraduate research in the field of Apoptosis (programmed cell death).
       After graduation, he married his longtime sweetheart and enrolled in the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock,
  AR. He is a third year law student and stays busy as President of the Law School’s ELS. He is also a BarBri representative, a
  Student Practitioner (representing the indigent through litigation clinic legal services) and an extern for the Honorable William R.
  Wilson, United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas.
       This is Josh’s second year on the NAELS Governing Board and he looks forward to seeing again the exceptional people our
  association brings together. As Region 10 Representative, Josh would like to welcome the University of Arkansas School of Law
  to NAELS.!

                                                                          Leigh Anne Dewine
                                                                   Regional Representative – Region 11

                                                                            Dave Richardson
                                                                   Regional Representative – Region 12

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                                                                             Leslie Dye/Ryan
                                                                   Regional Representative – Region 13

                                                                                   Erin Belka
                                                                   Regional Representative – Region 14

      Erin has the sneaking suspicion somebody is posing as her, as NAELS Parliamentarian, and she is not happy about that.
  Otherwise, everything’s peachy.

                                                                               Rebecca Roose
                                                                   Regional Representative – Region 15

       Rebecca Roose, is a third year law student at the University of New Mexico School of Law. During law school Rebecca has
  been active in the Environmental Law Society, Association of Public Interest Law, National Lawyers Guild and Lambda Law
  Students Association.
       She has spent two summers working in Washington, D.C., the first at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
  and this past summer in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  Rebecca also had the opportunity to clerk during the school year at the Albuquerque office of Defenders of Wildlife. Although
  originally from Indiana, upon graduation in May, Rebecca looks forward to beginning an environmental law and policy career in
  Washington, D.C.

                                                                         Nina Fain-Newman
                                                  At-Large Representative (Chairperson – Outreach Committee)

       Nina is a 3L at California Western School of Law, where she is the current President of the Environmental Law Society (the
  year before she was Veep). Nina was a NAELS Regional Representative in 2002-2003. Nina has participated in summer study
  abroad legal programs in Malta, London and Costa Rica.
       Nina graduated magna cum laude with a B.F.A. in painting and drawing from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.
  During her senior year Nina attended Colorado Outward Bound School, where she earned a certificate in Wilderness Leadership.
       Prior to exchanging her palette and paintbrush for the scales of justice, Nina owned Perfect Painting Partners, where she ne-
  gotiated contracts for painting services, advised clients regarding color and design, and specialized in oil and latex painting for
  interiors and exteriors in commercial and residential settings.
       Nina followed that with a stint at the Anthony Robbins Foundation in San Diego, where she supervised volunteers, estab-
  lished outreach programs to San Diego area schools, researched and communicated with guidance counselors and/or principals in
  every school district in San Diego, and drafted correspondence to prison officials, teachers, and non-profits to inform the public
  about Foundation programs.
       This semester Nina is working as an extern for the Honorable John A. Houston, United States District Court. Nina speaks
  conversational French and beginning Spanish. In her spare time, Nina paints breathtaking landscapes using her feet!

                                                                                 Ben Lippert
                                                  At-Large Representative (Chairperson – Outreach Committee)

                                                                             Nicole Simmons
                                                  At-Large Representative (Chairperson – Website Committee)

       Nicole was born outside of Jacksonville, FL. She moved to Savannah, GA at the age of 3, then back to Atlantic Beach, FL at
  11. She then moved to Houston, TX at 13 where she attended junior high and high school. She played on the Varsity tennis team
  at Clear Lake High.
       Nicole attended Baylor University for her first two years of college, in hopes of pursuing a dual biology/environmental sci-
  ence degree. The program, among other things, was not what she had hoped, so she transferred to Texas A&M University in Cor-
  pus Christi, TX, because the environmental program is excellent and the beach is nearby. She initially planned to take a year off
  between college and law school to study and take the LSAT. Her father ruined all that by taking the family whitewater rafting on
  the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon and she was hooked. She was working as a guide three weeks later, and deferred
  her acceptance to Pace.
       As a 1L, Nicole was very active with the Environmental Law Society and the National Environmental Law Moot Court
  Competition. As a 2L, she served as ELS President. During her tenure the ELS Board helped to re-invigorate the school’s recy-

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  cling program and began an adopt-a-river program that helps to clean and remove invasive species from the Bronx River. This
  year, she served as the Chair for the NELMCC.
       Last summer, Nicole clerked at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, where she researched and ana-
  lyzed Freedom of Information Act appeals and issues involving Constitutional and Administrative Law. She also interned with
  Colorado RiverKeeper, where she researched and analyzed western water issues involving in-stream flows and outlined legal
  methods to return water to streams.
       As legal intern to the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, Nicole served as the sole intern on a case against the City of
  New York, in which she wrote and filed an appellate brief and joint appendix involving Clean Water Act issues, and participated
  in weekly pre-litigation classes, case review meetings and attorney-client conferences.
       Nicole, who is now a 3L at Pace Law School, enjoys just about anything outdoors. She does a lot of hiking in the tri-state
  area and hopes to hike the Appalachian Trail someday. In TX, she started learning Tae Kwon Do, earning a first-degree black
  belt before moving to NY. As a first year, she and two friends ran the Boston Marathon as bandits (Ed: is this something the NY
  bar should know about?). Currently, Nicole starts her day with yoga, a bowlful of kiwi yoghurt, and Captain Kangaroo reruns.
       Nicole promises to kick the kung foo out of anyone who plays funny with her stats (I told Jeff we should be careful with
  these things). Nicole hopes to ink a multi-year deal with NAELS Security Detail after passing the bar.

                                                                           Lindsay Burrows
                                                At-Large Representative (Chairperson – Newsletter Committee)

                                                                             Maneesh Varma
                                                At-Large Representative (Chairperson – Newsletter Committee)

        Maneesh reports: I'm a marathon running, snow boarding, guitar playing, kayaking kid from the south who takes great pride in
  being part of NAELS outreach. I want to practice in the area of employment law/civil rights. I drive a beat up blue Honda with over
  200k miles. I like orange creamsicles and beer. I write poetry and enjoy the sight of Mount Hood from my neighborhood.
        My favorite writers include Langston Hughes and Ernest Hemingway. I can usually be found tapping my feet to some good
  jazz. I believe in karma and am grappling with whether predestination and fate are the same thing, and if so, where reincarnation
  fits in. I'm a sucker for a good cause. Borrowed from Langston Hughes: “my motto as I live and learn is dig and be dug in re-
  turn.” Maneesh promises to share the ‘best of’ his poems in an upcoming edition of the NAELS Reporter. He does a mean
  moon-walk, too.

                                                                                Dana Palmer
                                             At-Large Representative (Chairperson – BOD Selection Committee)

       Dana served as the Board of Directors Selection Representative for the past year. Raised in southern California, Dana fin-
  ished high school in Florida, attended Middlebury College in Vermont, and will be (hopefully) graduating from the University of
  Virginia Law School in May. At UVA, Dana serves as the Managing Editor of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, and is
  active in the school's chapter of the American Constitution Society.
       Before law school, Dana interned at the White House Office on Environmental Policy, worked on global climate change
  issues at an environmental consulting firm, and assisted the Administrator of NOAA. During the past two summers, Dana worked
  at the Earthjustice Clinic at Stanford and Beveridge & Diamond in Washington, DC.
       Outside the classroom, Dana enjoys the outdoors, especially in the company of NAELS Governing Board member Beverly
  Grossman, whom he will marry in August 2004. Bev and Dana will live in Los Angeles after graduation. Dana predicts Lakers
  over Pistons in six (eat your heart out Isiah!)

                                                                                 Josh Basofin
                                                At-Large Representative (Chairperson – Fundraising Committee)

       Josh was born in the neo-suburban sprawl many of us call home, complete with strip malls, Dodge Caravans, and a pervasive
  sense of ennui. At age 14 he became a vegetarian, swearing off anything not fortified with a tasty combination of nutritional
  yeast and tempeh. At age 20, while a student at the University of Wisconsin, Josh adopted a wetland, which he loved dearly.
  This affection, however, was returned only with the stench of muskrat dung and rotting lake sedge. Thus began a lifelong inter-
  est in the environment and the laws (or lack thereof) that protect it.
       After college, Josh backpacked around New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and Brazil, finally landing head first at Chicago-Kent
  College of Law. One day after a particularly severe oral spanking by his torts professor, Josh found a posting for his local Envi-
  ronmental Law Society and went to his first meeting. He was hooked and his second year he became the Vice President. In that
  capacity, he planned a highly successful speaker panel on urban sprawl.

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      Later that year, Josh went to the NAELS Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. The Convention proved a success and Josh
  was nominated as Fundraising Co-Chair. He set off with the task of soliciting money from large law firms with environmental
  practices, something not unlike squeezing blood from a turnip. Josh receives this year’s ‘Word Hoard’ award for his seamless
  use of ‘ennui’ and ‘turnip’.

                                                                                Sara Hilbrich
                                                At-Large Representative (Chairperson – Fundraising Committee)

                                                                            Allison Hamilton
                                                   At-Large Representative (Chairperson – Alumni Committee)

                                                                            Lynda Lancaster
                                                   At-Large Representative (Chairperson – Clinical Education)
                                                                                Leah Helsten
                                                   At-Large Representative (Chairperson – Clinical Education)

       Leah is a 2L at California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA. Leah was a member of the Law School’s Pace Envi-
  ronmental Law Moot Court Competition Team, on the Advocacy Honors Board, Executive Director of the Student Bar Associa-
  tion, Vice President of the Environmental Law Society, and Fundraising/Philanthropy Chair of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
  Leah earned a B.A. in Interior Design at University of Kentucky.
       Leah steadfastly maintains that law school leaves her no free time, but she also asserts, in the alternate, that she likes to run,
  train for (sock-hop) races, hike and generally be outdoors.
       Leah’s work experience includes a stint with the San Diego County Office of the Public Defender, work regarding zoning
  and land-use, and interior design.

                                                                             Warren Braunig
                                                                            At-Large Representative

       Warren Braunig is a 2L at the NYU School of Law. He is co-chair of NYU's Environmental Law Society and the chair of its
  Faculty-Student Committee. He is currently involved in NYU's Environmental Law Clinic with the Natural Resources Defense
  Council. He spent last summer interning at the Sierra Club's Environmental Law Program, where he worked on public health and
  environmental issues surrounding Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).
       Prior to law school, Warren spent five years in the San Francisco Bay Area working as a management consultant and soft-
  ware product marketer. During Bill Bradley's presidential campaign, Warren worked as a regional field director in New Hamp-
  shire and California. He has also worked on several local environmental and urban planning campaigns in San Francisco.
       He is a 1997 graduate of Yale University, where he wrote an award-winning thesis on different approaches to creating multi-
  lateral environmental arrangements. Warren loves hiking, running, history and baseball. Warren is firmly convinced this is the
  year. Go Sox!

                                                                               Seth Schofield
                                                                            At-Large Representative

       Seth is a third-year student at Vermont Law School (VLS) with a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a focus on U.S. Policy
  from Middlebury College. He served as Co-Chair for VLS’ Environmental Law Society in 2002-03 and currently serves as its
  third-year Commissioner.
       Seth is also a Managing Editor on the Vermont Law Review. He spent the summer after his first year at VLS as a legal in-
  tern in the Office of Regional Counsel for EPA New England where he worked on Native American Law, CWA, CAA, and a
  CERCLA cost recovery action. Seth spent last summer as a summer law clerk in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command at
  the U.S. Department of the Navy where he worked on legal issues arising under CERCLA, RCRA, and the CAA. After graduat-
  ing he will work for the Navy’s Office of General Counsel.
       Prior to starting at VLS, Seth worked as an intern at the Environmental Law Institute and then as an Assistant Project Man-
  ager for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). At ICMA, he researched and wrote reports on the role
  local governments can play in CERCLA cleanups, strategies local governments can use to redevelop brownfields, and the utiliza-
  tion of land use controls as part of cleanup remedies. He also wrote articles for the Local Government Environmental Assistance
  Network ( on issues in environmental law.
       As a student at VLS, Seth has published two articles: In Search of the Institution in Institutional Controls: The Failure of The Small

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  Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002 and The Need For Federal Legislation, 12 N.Y.U. ENVTL. L.J. ___
  (2004) (forthcoming); Achieving Environmental Justice Through Title VI: Is It A Dead End?, 26 VT. L. REV. 905 (2002). An environ-
  mental gourmand, Seth would never stain his pasta with Wisconsin cheddar: Vermont cheese is the real deal!

                                                                               Maura Carney
                                                                            At-Large Representative

                                                                                  Leila Reilly
                                                                            At-Large Representative

      A 2L at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Leila is originally from Dallas. She is Vice President of the Law School’s Envi-
  ronmental Law Society, Vice Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, and a member of the Lawyer’s Club.
      Prior to law school, Leila received an Animal Science degree from Texas A&M University. After that, she waited tables for
  two years. Leila has volunteered with the Sierra Club and Back Country Land Trust and found the experiences very enjoyable
  and informative.
      Outside of class, Leila likes to snowboard and hike with her dog. She’s been learning how to surf, but mostly she studies.

                                                                2003-04 Committee Reports
                                                                       BOD Selection Committee
   Chairperson: Dana Palmer
   Activities: This Committee was comprised of Seth Schofield and Warren Braunig. At the beginning of the academic year, it was
  determined that it was not necessary to further investigate NAELS BoD members. The Committee did, however, work to en-
  courage BoD attendance at the annual conference in Portland. The Committee also edited a draft BoD survey received from
  Dave Campbell. The Committed distributed, and is still in the process of collecting these surveys from BoD members. The
  Committee also updated the BoD’s web bios, and added a bio for new Director Aimee Christensen. Finally, the Committee is in
  the process of compiling “Get to Know” profiles for three BoD members.
   Highlights/Lowlights: One highlight was working with the GB Co-Chairs, Dave and Jeff. One lowlight was the lack of engage-
  ment of the committee in the actual selection or investigation of new BoD members. However, at the time this Committee was
  formed, we were given notice that the NAELS BoD might not be expanding in the coming year, and that our responsibilities
  might shift.
   On-going or future activities/events: Remaining tasks include receiving and reporting on BoD survey responses, finalizing and
  distributing the Get to Know profiles to new GB members, and creating separate web pages for each BoD member, which will
  likely be done by the new Committee.
  Committee chair should participate in conference calls with BoD members. Without this contact, it is tough to develop rapport
  or realize any fundraising goals.
  Engage BoD members on an individual level. We are beginning to do this through out Get to Know profiles.

                                                                              Outreach Committee

   Chairpersons: Nina Fein Newman and Ben Lippert
   Activities: In June of 2003, Nina Fein-Newman created and sent a 5 step outreach plan to all the regional reps for the Western
  United States and to Ben Lippert, Outreach Co-Chair for the Eastern States, for forwarding to other regional reps.
   5-Step Outreach Process:
  1. Discover who the contact person is at non-NAELS member schools
  2. Create a contact letter from the suggested form on the x-drive or my sample letter and adjust details for the particular school.
  3. Send out the contact letter/email to member and non-member schools (attached was the info on non-member schools supplied
  by Dan Worth)
  4. Keep track of who responds and answer questions.
  5. Let the Outreach Co-chair know the name of the contact at non-NAELS schools, so they can be added to the database for the
  next regional representative. It is helpful to note if they responded.

   In August 2003, Nina followed up with the Western Regional Representatives to monitor progress on the outreach plans, and
  asked them to confirm that they had (1) found contact persons at the non-member schools and (2) created some sort of contact
  letter to send to them. She then encouraged them to partake of a letter-writing campaign. At this point all regional representa-

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  tives replied to the June email and gave Nina contact information. Leslie Dye, representing Texas Region 13, and Mitch Emig,
  representing Southern California and Hawaii Region 9, completed their Outreach Plans. Mitch was able to “hook” Berkeley into
  joining NAELS. Way to go Mitch and Leslie!

   TIP: Try harder to hound the reps next time! Reps, please respond to the Co-Chairs!

   More Activities: Also in the middle of the fall semester, Dan Worth distributed an intricate Outreach plan for the regional reps
  and the Outreach Co-Chairs to follow. Nina also forwarded this to the regional reps for the Western States. This plan was not
  successfully implemented, mainly because of the timing. It was hard for Nina to coordinate that plan with what had already tran-
   Main Tips: For the future Nina recommends that the plan be distributed to the Outreach Co-Chairs much earlier in the process,
  at the conference or as soon after the conference as possible. Phase I could also start much earlier (say in June) instead of wait-
  ing until September when school starts, but that is minor.
   PENDING- RECENTLY COMPLETED! Jeff, Dave and Dan launched a promotional campaign via regular mail to Member
  schools, including flyers for the Conference, information on how to join, surveys, etc. Thanks guys! We are still waiting to see
  the outcome of this campaign.

   Students involved:

               Western Regions: Nina Fain-Newman
               Region 8:       Brian Nolan
               Region 9:       Mitch Emig
               Region 10:      Josh King
               Region 12:      Dave Richardson
                       Region 13:       Leslie Dye
               Region 14:      Erin Belka
               Region 15:      Rebecca Roose

               Eastern Regions: Ben Lippert
               Region 1:        Beverly Grossman
               Region 2:        Emily Collins
               Region 3:        Kelly Pfeifer
               Region 5:        Amy McMorrow
               Region 6:        Jeffery Schiffman

                                                                             Newsletter Committee

   Chairpersons: Maneesh Varma and Lindsay Burrows
   Activities: Two wonderful newsletter publications, and one to follow shortly after the conference!!! The Committee is also
  looking at the feasibility of moving towards online publication only.
  1. Students, PLEASE SEND ARTICLES! This is your newsletter. You have the opportunity to share your thoughts regarding all
  things environmental, newsworthy, artistic, etc. Two to three times per year, you will receive an email requesting that you write
   2. Member ELSs, meet with the mail recipient at your school, and determine what steps need to be taken to make sure that the
  mail makes it from the law school mailbox to your ELS mailbox. Every member should be receiving the NAELS newsletter!

                                                                               Website Committee

   Chairperson:     Nicole Simmons
   Activities: Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much activity in this committee, at least not stemming from my position as chair.
  Most of the hold-up has been problems with software and my own inexperience with website design, as well as the lack of time
  due to my commitment as NELMCC Chair. I have met several times with our IT person, Jimmy Leon, and June Psaltis, to dis-
  cuss changes/improvements to the website but have yet to achieve those changes.
   Highlights/Lowlights: Highlights include the new found respect I have for anyone that has the knowledge and patience for web-
  site design work. Hats off to Dan Worth for all the time and efforts he has put into the website. Lowlights include the inability to
  make the changes I had hoped to make thus far.

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   Pending: Currently, I am trying to schedule a meeting to try to work with the website that Dan recently emailed. I am also draft-
  ing a proposal to request that NAELS purchase a copy of the design software, DreamWeaver, which can be passed from chair-to-

   Names: June Psaltis, a 2L at Pace, has experience with website design and has been a great help.
  Jimmy Leon, Pace IT staff.

   Tips: First and foremost, don’t take this position if you only have an inkling about website design. It is much more complicated
  than you might imagine. Second, find the right software early.

                                                                         Fundraising Committee
  Chairpersons:            Josh Basofin & Sara Hilbrich
  Members:                 Leila Reilly, Valeria Gheorghiu

  Activities: This Committee was comprised of the individuals listed above. It faced numerous challenges. The primary obstacle
  was determining the Committee’s purpose within NAELS’ organizational evolution. Apart from those complexities, raising
  funds may be one of, if not the, most difficult task for a non-profit. Expecting students to raise funds of any stripe, given the po-
  litical climate in this country and most students’ lack of formal training in the area, is a tall, tall order.
  Despite these challenges, the Committee acquitted itself well and made substantial progress in defining the scope of target or-
  ganizations which may desire to partner with NAELS, hopefully through a financial contribution, and approaching a subset of the
  identified targets, as exemplified by the several ‘solicitation letters’ prepared by Josh and Sara. Their diligent efforts will pay
  rich dividends in the year to come as NAELS continues to sharpen its message and mission, and engage prospective partners in
  dialogues with a view toward forging new relationships.
  As mentioned, Josh and Sara prepared solicitation letters, replicated starting on the next page, for use in approaching different
  kinds of targets. They prepared templates for: law firms, non-profits, professional organizations, active Environmental Law So-
  cieties and inactive Environmental Law Societies. These well-crafted materials are the result of many hours of labor. Mindful
  you only get once chance to make a good first impression, the Committee approached its work with care.
  Letters were sent to the following prominent Chicago law firms with environmental practices plus several West-Coast organiza-
  tions not listed:
  Piper Rudnick
  McDermott, Will & Emery
  Mayer, Brown Rowe & Mawe
  Katten, Muchin, Zavis & Rosenman
  Winston & Strawn
  Gardner, Carton & Douglas
  Baker & McKenzie
             Jenner & Block

   Highlights/Lowlights: Without a doubt, finalizing the templates and mailing them to target organizations was one of the high-
  lights of the year. The Committee hopes good news is just around the corner! Can you say “ka-ching!” The Co-Chair would
  like to thank Josh and Sara for their hard work and accommodating spirit. He wishes it would have been possible to work with
  them on a more regular basis and regrets that distance and depleted bank accounts rendered personal interaction infeasible.

   On the other end of the spectrum, it is unclear whether either of the two Members were involved with the Committee’s activities.
  Neither one ever contacted the Co-Chair in this regard. Beyond varying levels of commitment and participation, the Committee
  was hampered by the pervasive difficulty in raising funds and uncertainty over the best way with which to approach the task at

   On-going or future activities/events: In the months to come Josh and Sara will monitor the letters already sent, and mail those
  which have not gone out already. They will follow up with the targets as appropriate to determine the feasibility of pursuing a
  relationship with NAELS. They will also work with the newly elected Committee Chairperson(s) and Members to ensure a
  seamless handoff of duties and responsibilities.

  Establish early ties with the applicable Co-Chair, especially during the summer, and maintains a steady level of communication
  throughout the year.
  Work closely with the Executive Director to avoid any duplication of effort and benefit from his efforts in attracting funding for

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  the organization
  Identify the scope of fundraising efforts early on, preferably during by end of the summer, establish a realistic plan, and stick to
  it! Show me the money!!

                                                                            Alumni Committee
  Chairperson:            Allison Hamilton
  Members:                Kathy Kulovitz, Jessie Merrigan, Matt Vandiver, Maura Carney

   Activities: This Committee was composed of the individuals listed above. Because Allison did not submit a report, this recap is
  being composed by the Co-Chair.
  This Committee has great potential, only some of which was realized this past year. Part of the difficulty arose from not having a
  readily identifiable list of alumni prospects, although efforts are underway to create one that can be used by next year’s Commit-
  tee. The purpose of the Alumni Committee is fairly clear: to forge stronger bonds between current NAELS students and gradu-
  ates who were active in NAELS during their law school days, and encourage Alumni to support NAELS projects, including fi-
  nancial contributions. Despite the clear mission, the Committee struggled to achieve synergy with the Fundraising Committee,
  which also viewed Alumni as a potential source of funds.
  While Matt Vandiver explicitly expressed an interest to work with the Committee, an offer the Committee should continue to
  pursue in the year ahead, the Co-Chair was not contacted by anyone else in this regard, although several alumni, such as Rebecca
  Goldfarb-Duggal, indicated they would attend the Conference, and Peter Dykstra expressed an interest in becoming involved
  with alumni affairs to Dan Worth.
  Highlights/Lowlights: One highlight was including an Alumni Business Meeting/Reception on the agenda for the Annual Con-
  ference, an initiative that will hopefully generate more enthusiasm on the part of NAELS alumni. It was also gratifying to con-
  nect with Rebecca, Peter and Matt, though it would be nice to explicitly incorporate more alumni in NAELS’ activities. The
  Committee is especially thankful for the ongoing significant contributions of alumni such as Rick Taketa and Kol Medina, BOD
  members. A second highlight was completing a detailed survey, devised by the Co-Chair, to use as a baseline for gathering perti-
  nent alumni data as a building block for creating attractive programs.

   On the low end, the Committee did not achieve much this year. The Co-Chair accepts full responsibility for failing to actively
  engage all Committee members earlier in the process, which might have lead to more significant accomplishments. The Co-
  Chair also recognizes he could have made better use of currently existing data to create a list of alumni contacts to use in pursu-
  ing the Committee’s agenda. At the same time, the Co-Chair experienced substantial difficulties contacting the Chairperson abt
  various times. As luck would have it, the Chairperson graduation in December. This, followed shortly thereafter by intensive
  bar review classes, further hampered efforts to kick-start the Alumni agenda in the New Year. It is unknown whether the Com-
  mittee Members did anything at all with regard to the Committee. Except as noted above, none of them ever contacted the Co-
  Chair in this regard.

   On-going or future activities/events: Next year’s Committee should continue efforts to update the NAELS Alumni Listserv,
  gather contact information for NAELS alumni, identify a concrete plan for contacting alumni and involving them with NAELS
  projects, and put the petal to the metal!

  Understand the parameters of the NAELS Alumni Listserv and use it maximal benefit
  Work closely with the Executive Director to articulate a focused pitch for alumni
  Create a database of alumni contact information (beyond that resident in the listserv) and use that data to communicate with
  Connect NAELS alumni to their respective law schools and environmental organizations to foster stronger NAELS-Alumni-
  Members ELS links
  Engage alumni on the individual level and find out what they liked about NAELS when they were in law school, whether they
  remain affiliated to the organization, and if so, to what extent, and identify reasons for them to agree to support NAELS programs
  Pester your Co-Chair for more direction or feedback if you feel he or she has fallen asleep at the wheel. Be proactive, not reac-

   Chairperson: Chris Jeu

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   Organizational Change: On the June 30, 2003 Board of Directors conference call including both Co-Chairs, Kol Medina was
  appointed Professional Treasurer to NAELS. A staunch NAELS proponent during his law school days, Kol graciously agreed to
  lend his skills to manage the professional side of NAELS’ financial activities. The Board felt NAELS should have a permanent
  Treasurer to handle the organization’s finances s as it gathers increasing monies from foundations and other sources in the years

   This change in structure was discussed with Chris Jeu, the Student Treasurer, who supported Kol’s addition to the mix and will-
  ingly divested some of his responsibilities. Law students know how to lighten their load when the opportunity presents itself!
  Broadly, Kol and Chris decided to share duties. Chris would retain primary responsibility for ensuring Members remitted annual
  dues in a timely fashion, follow up on prospective new Members, answer dues-related questions from students and members, and
  attend to other treasury-related matters as necessary. Chris agreed to provide the Co-Chair with periodic updates so the latter
  could monitor his performance and help out where needed. Kol agreed to accept and process all dues payments since he had
  greater access to NAELS’ bank account.

   Since his appointment, Kol has managed NAELS’ corporate bank account, remitted payment for NAELS’ corporate expenses,
  completed NAELS’ annual corporate report (required by Washington D.C., where NAELS is incorporated), and prepared tax
  forms relating to the payment of NAELS’ Executive Director

   Student Activities: Since Chris did not submit a report, this recap comes from the Co-Chair. There is not much to report. The
  Co-Chair performed virtually all Treasury duties last spring and summer, as Kol came up to speed (e.g., received approval from
  the bank to conduct business on NAELS’ behalf), cutting checks, depositing donations, paying NAELS’ monthly invoices for
  group conference call capability and space on a shared server accessible through the internet, and sending Dan Worth his first
  check as Executive Director! While it was nice to put his CPA skills to use, the Co-Chair was happy to return the green eye
  shade and ten-key to the basement in the fall and let Kol and Chris take over.
  The Co-Chair experienced significant difficulty reaching the Chairperson throughout the year. For this reason, it was impossible
  to know the status of NAELS’ dues payments, which made it likewise difficult to know whether schools which expressed an in-
  terest in joining NAELS ultimately decided to submit payments in support of their membership applications, and if so, whether
  those monies were received and deposited into NAELS’ account. Although NAELS does not generate much money in fee reve-
  nue (approximately $4,000), and is obligated by the Bylaws to remit 50% of that amount to the Conference Host (i.e., Lewis &
  Clark), the breakdown in communication, and possible attendant drop off in the timing of dues payments, hindered efforts by the
  Co-Chairs to fund various small-scale projects, requiring them to personally finance such endeavors.
  Highlights/Lowlights: Law students are a busy bunch of bright, motivated individuals. Like the child whose appetite for a piece
  of candy overreaches the capacity of this stomach, law students sometimes over-commit, and sometimes this can cause them to
  fall short of expectations, theirs as well as others. When time gets tight, volunteer organizations like NAELS get squeezed extra
  hard, as individuals place more pressing matters to the top of their agendas. While understandable, this can cause frustration
  among the other individuals involved in the collective effort, who may have to work extra hard to pick up the slack. No one ex-
  pects NAELS to come before family, school and other important activities. All the same, individuals should not commit to a
  leadership position unless they have both the time and the resolve to see the commitment through.

   Chairpersons: Patricia Wilson

   Activities: There is not much for the Historian to do, although there will be a lot of documents to archive with next year’s Histo-
  rian as a result of NAELS’ upsurge in activity and promulgation of official documents and memoranda. The Co-Chair accepts
  full responsibility for failing to contact the Chairperson earlier in the year to open the lines of communication and investigate
  ways for the Historian to add value to NAELS. At the same time, the Chairperson never contacted the Co-Chair. Several emails
  went unanswered.

  Next year’s Historian should work with the departing and newly elected Co-Chairs to make sure all important NAELS docu-
  ments are stored in a secure place
  The Co-Chair believes there are outdated, duplicate or unnecessary documents residing on the organization’s shared driver. Next
  year’s Historian could help identify all such items and delete them or sequester them for safekeeping.
  Given NAELS' ongoing evolution and every lengthening history, the Co-Chairs and Executive Director believe it would be use-
  ful to craft the official storey of NAELS by tracing its founding and gradual expansion through to its exciting current-day activi-
  ties. It is possible this could turn into a piece of publishable quality, and thus become a promotional pieces NAELS could present
  to suitable parties to demonstrate the organization’s growth and potential for future development.

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                                                                    NAELS Member Schools

            •     Albany Law School                                     •     Pace Law School                                    •     U of Kentucky
            •     American University                                   •     Quinnipiac                                         •     U of Maryland
            •     California Western                                    •     Rutgers                                            •     U of Miami
            •     Cardozo-Yeshiva U                                     •     Santa Clara U                                      •     U of Michigan
            •     Chicago-Kent                                          •     South Texas                                        •     U of MO - KC
            •     Cleveland State U                                     •     S. Illinois U                                      •     U of Montana
            •     Duke University                                       •     Stanford U                                         •     U of New Mexico
            •     Duquesne University                                   •     St. Louis U                                        •     U of Oregon
            •     George Wash U                                         •     St. Thomas U                                       •     U Pacific - McGeorge
            •     Georgetown U                                          •     Texas Tech U                                       •     U of Pennsylvania
            •     Georgia State U                                       •     Thomas Jefferson                                   •     U of San Diego
            •     Harvard                                               •     Thomas Cooley                                      •     U of South Dakota
            •     IN U - Bloomington                                    •     Tulane University                                  •     U of Southern Maine
            •     Ohio Northern U                                       •     U of Akron                                         •     U of Virginia
            •     Lewis & Clark U                                       •     U of Alabama                                       •     U of WI - Madison
            •     Loyola Law School                                     •     U of AR - Little Rock                              •     Valparaiso University
            •     Michigan State U                                      •     U of Baltimore                                     •     Vermont Law School
            •     New York U                                            •     U Cal - Hastings                                   •     Washington U
            •     NC Central                                            •     U of Florida                                       •     Yale
            •     Nova Southeastern                                     •     U of Houston

                           Citizenship is the prime test in the welfare of the nation;

                but we need good laws; and above all we need good land

                laws throughout the west.

                                                                                                                     - Theodore Roosevelt

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                                            Executive Director Report & Strategic Plan

  Dear Environmental Law Leaders,

   The past year has been a busy and exciting one for NAELS as we continue our evolution from a national student group into a
  student-professional hybrid that connects law students and supports them in their pursuit of environmental law and policy oppor-
  tunities and long-term public interest environmental solutions. As Executive Director it has been my job over the past year to
  work with the Board of Directors and Governing Board to construct a long-term vision for NAELS, lay the groundwork to
  achieve this vision, and look for groups and individuals willing to help us realize the vision through partnerships and funding.

   The Vision:
  Last Summer I spent the bulk of my time working with the student co-chairs and members of the governing board and Board of
  Directors to construct a five-year Strategic Plan for NAELS. The Plan is included in this packet. It envisions three major online
  support centers that will provide: (1) organizational support to student groups; (2) educational support for individual students;
  and (3) public interest environmental opportunities for students and student groups. In addition, the plan envisions stronger
  NAELS regional networks supported by graduate fellows, interdisciplinary contact with other graduate students through events
  and projects, and internationalization to connect students to international students, professionals, and opportunities. The plan was
  intentionally designed to be ambitious to attract the interest of funders and partners.

   Laying the Groundwork:
  Last Fall I took several initial steps to work towards the vision laid out in the Strategic Plan. First, I expanded and enhanced the
  NAELS website to serve as a true resource for students, professionals, and alumni. The site now contains an ELS Support Center,
  a set of research opportunities, a list of volunteer speakers, and links to information on environmental law student, government,
  and non-profit environmental organizations. These first drafts of online support centers will help students run their environmental
  student groups and learn about environmental law and policy. In addition, they create a set of web-frames for students to fill out
  and provide potential partners and donors with a glimpse of the potential of the professional side of NAELS.

   In conjunction with the student governing board, NAELS has also amassed a much larger and stronger set of contact information
  for current students and alumni. This contact information will be crucial to expanding and enhancing our network in the years to

  Over the past year I have also conducted outreach to professional organizations and Foundations to design partnerships and so-
  licit support for NAELS. Last June the NAELS Board of Directors approved an agreement with the Center for Public Interest
  Research that provided a set of interest-free, short-term, forgivable loans from the Center in return for work on joint NAELS-
  PIRG projects. This partnership has already yielded fantastic results as I have worked with PIRG professionals to create the
  online resources discussed above and connect interested students with professionals in the field. Most importantly, the loan has
  allowed me to continue my work supporting students and the growth of NAELS.

   More recently, NAELS has also partnered with the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
  (ABA-SEER) to provide students with support and NAELS with an additional funding source. ABA-SEER has offered ELS
  presidents free section membership and has agreed to pay NAELS a finder’s fee for each student we help recruit. This partnership
  will also help connect students to ABA-SEER’s network of over 10,000 environmental professionals and extensive resources.

   At the suggestion of the Chair of our Board of Directors, Durwood Zaelke, NAELS is also looking into launching Campus Cli-
  mate Neutral (“CCN”), a campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on campuses across the country while educating the uni-
  versity community and encouraging students and professionals to work towards climate change solutions. I have been in touch
  with leaders from NRDC, Union of Concerned Scientists, and Pew Center for Global Climate Change, who support the project
  and might be willing to partner with NAELS to make it a reality. In the future, I hope to help NAELS use projects like CCN not
  only to educate and train current students on particular environmental issues but also to create permanent online support centers
  and community networks of recent graduates, academics, and professionals that will turn initial efforts into effective long-term

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  With our long-term Strategic Plan, dynamic website, initial set of partnerships, and ever-expanding network of students and
  alumni, the framework is now in place to realize our ambitious vision for NAELS. Over the past three months I have targeted an
  initial set of foundations, worked with the NAELS Board of Directors to identify influential contacts within these foundations,
  and sent out initial letters of inquiry to these contacts. I have also made phone calls and trips to follow up on these initial inquir-
  ies. In the coming year I am optimistic that we will be able to find funding for NAELS and NAELS-run projects.

   I want to thank all students and board members for their continued hard work and dedication to NAELS. NAELS has undergone
  an amazing transformation in the past four years due to the primarily volunteer efforts of several groups of students and profes-
  sionals. In the coming year I hope to design projects and solicit financial support to allow NAELS to launch projects and support
  student leaders as they shift their focus from organization building to environmental education, training, and advocacy.

   I want to give special thanks to the Governing Board co-chairs, Dave Campbell and Jeff Orrell, for their tireless efforts that have
  led to a year of unprecedented progress for NAELS. I also want to thank Lewis & Clark and conference organizer Katie Kolarich
  for the enormous amount of work they have put in designing an exciting and dynamic conference. As the outgoing Governing
  Board passes the torch to a new crop of NAELS student leaders, I want to ask you all to keep up the hard work as we take
  NAELS to the next level!


  Dan Worth
  Executive Director, NAELS

                                              National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS)

                                                                        Strategic Plan – June 7, 2003

  1            INTRODUCTION

  1.1 Purpose of the NAELS Strategic Plan
   This Strategic Plan (“the Plan”) is designed to outline a general course of action to further the mission and goals of the National
  Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS) from July 2003 – August 2008. This plan is intended to serve as a flexible
  guide for current and future students, board members, alumni, and NAELS staff.

  1.2 Purpose
   The National Association of Environmental Law Societies (NAELS) seeks to:
  1. Enhance the law school experience for students by fostering and expanding their study of environmental law.
  2. Mobilize environmental law students in support of the environmental public interest movement.
  3. Train, support, and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders.
  4. Promote the awareness of environmental issues and environmental rights among the general public and the legal community
      and encourage responsibility and activism in the public interest by environmental law practitioners.

  1.3 Goals
  1. Create, promote, and support volunteer, research, clinical, and employment opportunities in public interest environmental
      law and policy and improve student access to these opportunities.
  2. Encourage and support the formation and improvement of Environmental Law Societies (ELS), and bring them together for
      mutual inspiration, cooperation, dialogue, and information transfer.
  3. Provide motivation and incentives to law students to offset the opportunity costs of pursuing work and careers in public in-
      terest environmental law.
  4. Create and promote environmental educational opportunities for law students, students, and the general public.

  1.4 Project Selection Process
  NAELS will select projects under the draft Plan, based on the following criteria:
  • Relevance to NAELS mission and goals
  • Funding
  • Benefit to students

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  •     Likelihood of student involvement
  •     Possible partners
  •     Board support and involvement

  1.5 Strategic Plan Approval and Implementation
   The Board of Directors will vote on the Plan at a Special meeting of the Board of Directors in June 2003. A Final Draft of the
  Plan, created by the Executive Director and reviewed by a Strategic Plan Working Group, will be sent to Board Members no less
  than two weeks before the meeting. At the Board meeting the Directors will vote to approve or reject the Plan. The Board must
  approve the Plan by a majority vote of the Directors present. The Plan will also be sent to the student Governing Board for com-
  ments. The Governing Board will then vote to approve or reject the Plan with a majority needed for approval. The Executive Di-
  rector, Board of Directors, and Governing Board will implement the Plan in conjunction with relevant partners. The Plan may be
  amended by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

  1.6 Timeframe
  This Strategic Plan is intended to guide NAELS for the five- year period from July 2003 – May 2008. This plan will be reviewed
  by the Strategic Plan Working Group and updated periodically. The timeframe for implementing the Plan will be flexible and
  will depend on the level of funding NAELS receives. Many of the projects listed in the appendices will require supervision by
  additional NAELS staff and will, thus, necessarily wait until NAELS has secured additional funding.

  2. GOAL ONE: Create, promote, and support volunteer, research, clinical, and employment opportunities in
  public interest environmental law and policy and improve student access to these opportunities.

   NAELS will accomplish Goal One by creating and running an Online Environmental Public Interest Opportunities Center
  (EPIOC). NAELS will partner with law schools, nonprofit organizations, law firms, and private practitioners to create new op-
  portunities for students to volunteer, conduct research, participate in clinics, write for journals, and find employment. The Execu-
  tive Director, Board of Directors, and eventually additional NAELS staff will seek out existing opportunities and work with na-
  tional and regional groups to develop additional opportunities. NAELS webmaster will post these opportunities online in a
  searchable database. Regional student representatives and host schools will advertise these opportunities to the leaders of NAELS
  Member groups, professors, and administrators at non-member schools.

  GOAL TWO: Encourage and support the formation and improvement of Environmental Law Societies, and
  bring them together for mutual inspiration, cooperation, dialogue, and information transfer.

   NAELS will accomplish Goal Two by providing national support for students interested in creating or enhancing their ELS and
  helping regional ELS’s plan conferences and outings.

  3.1 National Support for ELS

   Online ELS Support Center - NAELS will maintain a website dedicated to helping students form, run, and improve Environ-
  mental Law Societies. The site will list tips from other ELS’s, helpful links, and other support information. The student Website
  Committee will collect tips online and update the website periodically. NAELS leaders will collect initial content for the Center
  from Aug ’03 – Dec ’03.

   Publications Center – NAELS will create and maintain a Publications Center. The Director of Publications will work with the
  student Publishing Committee to produce educational and support materials for Member ELS and their students. The Center will
  be funded by grants as well as revenues from the sale of its publications to ELS’s, law schools, and environmental professionals.

  3.2 Provide Support to Member Groups Plan Conferences and Outings
  NAELS will create and run a Conference & Events Center to provide support to students organizing events. The Director of the
  Center will work with NAELS Members to organize lectures, panels, conferences, social gatherings, and outings. The Director
  will work with host schools to webcast, tape, promote, and find support for these events. In addition, the Director will work to
  give NAELS a presence at all environmental conferences and other events.

  4. GOAL THREE: Provide motivation and incentives to law students to offset the opportunity costs of pursu-
  ing work and careers in public interest environmental law.

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   NAELS will accomplish Goal Three by developing and promoting environmental competitions and by creating
  scholarships, jobs, and fellowships in environmental law for law students and recent law school graduates (in addition
  to creating EPIOC) to make it easier for students to find and take advantage of public interest environmental opportu-

  4.1 Encourage students to work on public interest environmental law
  NAELS, will develop and run the NAELS Games, a set of friendly competitions intended to encourage students to
  pursue public interest environmental opportunities. The annual games will run from September - March with winners
  receiving their awards at the annual conference. Points will be awarded to both environmental groups and individual
  students. NAELS will solicit prizes from environmental professionals, organizations, and groups that provide services
  to law students. Students will be encouraged to create a student NAELS Games Committee to help run the games.

  4.2 Create jobs and opportunities in public interest environmental law
  NAELS will work with Foundations, host schools, and professional environmental organizations to create a series of
  regional NAELS Fellowships and scholarships. In addition, much of NAELS staff will likely be made up of recent
  law school graduates focusing on public interest environmental law.

  5. GOAL FOUR: Create and promote environmental educational opportunities for law students, students,
  and the general public.

   NAELS will accomplish Goal Four by creating and running an online Student Center for Environmental Legal Stud-
  ies (SCELS). The Center will support student efforts to enhance their environmental law education by providing them
  with online resources, information on crafting their own independent studies, and interdisciplinary opportunities. The
  Center will also host an online law school support center to help law schools develop their environmental programs.
  The Center will also improve general student and public exposure to issues of environmental law and policy through
  online lectures and materials. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of environmental solutions, NAELS will also
  support interdisciplinary cooperation, dialogue, and information transfer through an online interdisciplinary opportu-
  nities center that will be part of the Center.

  6. Regional Growth

  The extent of NAELS long-term success will be determined largely by how well NAELS can build strong regional
  networks. Towards this end, NAELS will look to partner with regional law schools to publish materials, organize re-
  gional activities, and create regional fellowships. In addition, NAELS will seek to enhance its alumni, professor, and
  professional networks in each region by appointing a regional alumni and a regional professor.

  7. Internationalization

   NAELS recognizes the global nature of environmental problems, the importance of incorporating as many interna-
  tional perspectives as possible in constructing solutions, and the educational benefits of exposure to international en-
  vironmental studies, students, and programs. NAELS will seek to expand its contact with LLM’s and SJD’s, while
  identifying and promoting international clinical, academic, volunteer, and employment opportunities.

  8. Student Involvement

   NAELS has been, and will remain, an organization of the students, by the students, and for the students. In order for
  NAELS to achieve its potential, students must remain an active and central force in the group’s evolution. Although
  the implementation of the Plan will require some shift of responsibilities from NAELS students to its staff, the shift is
  intended to allow the student Governing Board to spend more time taking advantage of the environmental opportuni-
  ties created by NAELS, and should in no way interfere with the current student roll in organizational decision mak-

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                                                 Elections and Appointments Process

  Purpose – This document describes the process for selecting the next generation of NAELS leadership ~ Student leaders, Offi-
  cers, Committee Chairperson(s) and Committee Members.

  Structure – NAELS’ structure consists of several components:
                    Board                                                        Executive                                                        Board
                      of                                                         Director                                                       (30+2=32)
                   Directors                                                        (1)
                 (approx. 12)

            Regional Represen-                                          At-Large Represen-                                                         National
                  tatives                                                     tatives                                                             Co-Chairs
              (Regions 1-15)                                                   (15)                                                                  (2)

                                                                                 Committees                                                   Student Officers

                                                                 Outreach                                                                Treasurer

                                                                Clinical Education                                                      Historian

                                                                BOD Selection



  SELECTING THE GOVERNING BOARD – The bylaws are complex and do not necessarily correspond with how student leaders
  have been selected in the past. The Governing Board must consist of at least 25, but no more than 30, students, plus two Co-
  • National Co-Chairs – Two persons shall be elected Co-Chairs of the Governing Board.
  • Governing Board – There are Regional and ‘At Large’ Representatives.
           • Regional Representatives – There are fifteen representatives. Students run for the region to which their law school
                belongs and are elected by the Members present from that region. Empty positions are opened to general member-
           • At Large Representatives – The remaining fifteen positions are open to general membership. See Committees and
                Expression of Interest to understand how these spots are selected.
  • Officers – Presently there are six Officers: The Co-Chairs; Executive Director; Treasurer; Historian and Parliamentarian.
  The Treasurer, Historian and Parliamentarian are appointed by the Co-Chairs. The Executive Director is elected by the Board of
  • Committees – Article VIII, §11 lists the committees, consisting of Chairpersons and Members, the newly elected Co-Chairs
  ‘must’ establish. The current Committees are listed in the organizational chart.
           • Divergence with Bylaws – Election of individuals to Chair the Committees drives the selection of At-Large
                Representatives. Students elected to a Committee chair position are also appointed At-Large Representa-
                tives. Persons interested in serving on a committee as a Member need not express their interest until the Annual

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                     Meeting. Once all the chair positions have been filled, any remaining At-Large spots will be selected.

  • Expression of Interest – Individuals interested in running for any NAELS position must submit their name and law school
     and indicate whether they are running for Co-Chair, Committee Chair of a committee, Regional Representative or At-Large
  • Submission – The information listed above must be submitted per email to Dave Campbell ( by
     Noon, EST on Monday, March 22. Dave will circulate to all Members all names timely received.
         • Floor Nominations – Nominations submitted from the floor at the Annual Meeting, if seconded by a present Mem-
              ber, shall be added to those submitted in advance.
         • Nominations – Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by a current Governing Board Representative
              or their own Member Society.
  • Candidate Statements – Students need not submit a candidate statement, except where more than two candidates seek the
     Co-Chair slots, in which case each candidate will be required to orally state his/her interest and qualifications at the Annual
  • Voting – All positions are chosen per majority vote by Members present, except that:
         • Officers are appointed at the discretion of the newly elected Co-Chairs unless multiple individuals express interest,
              in which case they will be elected through majority vote by the Members present.
         • Committee Members will be freely solicited from the membership.

  WHAT NAELS STUDENT LEADERS DO - These are very brief descriptions to whet your interest!
  • National Co-Chairs – Per the Bylaws: The Co-Chairs, As Chairpersons of the Governing Board, shall be responsible for
  maintaining positive and productive relationships with the Board of Directors and the Staff. The Co-Chairs will be the liaisons
  between the Governing Board and the Board of Directors. Specifically, Co-Chairs shall be responsible for: maintenance of the
  NAELS membership database, keeping all records and minutes, organizing the Annual Meeting, collecting dues, and producing
  the newsletter, The NAELS Reporter. The Co-Chairs can delegate these duties to NAELS Staff, Governing Board committees, or
  other persons at their discretion. In practice: Co-Chairs do a little bit of everything. They field all manner of questions, oversee
  and assist the Committees, identify organizations to partner with NAELS, address Member concerns and work closely with the
  Executive Director.
  • Regional Representatives – Realizing the potential of Regional Representatives has been difficult but students can play a big
  role in this capacity by expanding NAELS’ regional networks and working with intraregional ELSs to design attractive pro-
  • At-Large Representatives – Most At-Large Representatives assume Committee positions, which occupy the bulk of their
  efforts. The remaining representatives can help support national-level initiatives in collaboration with the Co-Chairs and Execu-
  tive Director as well as the efforts of the Regional Representative for their area.
  • Treasurer – manages the student-related financial activities of NAELS. This includes soliciting dues payments, recording
  payments submitted, fielding dues-related questions and reporting on NAELS’ financial condition to the Co-Chairs and Govern-
  ing Board.
  • Historian – collects, manages, and archives items related to the history of NAELS.
  Parliamentarian – ensures the Annual Meeting proceeds per Robert’s Rules of Order.

  Outreach – Seeks news Members and sustains current Member relationships
  Clinical Education – Promotes Members with clinics, distributes relevant information and helps Members establish clinics
  BOD Selection – Identifies suitable candidates for the Board of Directors
  Historian – Explained above
  Treasurer - Explained above
  Alumni – Forges stronger ties with NAELS alumni
  Fundraising – Compliments fundraising efforts by the Executive Director
  Newsletter – Publishes the NAELS Reporter 2-4 times

  These are challenging, exiting positions with significant growth potential. I encourage you to contact the individuals listed on the
  next page if you wish to know more. Please also review the information provided in the Committee Reports in the Conference
  Packets you will receive at the Annual Meeting, which describe in detail the activities of the Co-Chairs and the Committees.

    Curious to Know More? - Contact your Co-Chairs, Representatives, Committee Chairpersons and Officers directly!

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
                                                                     Vermont Law School
                                                                               March 24––27, 2005

   Mission Statement
  The goal of our conference is to explore how past actions of environmental lawyers and strategists have helped shape our nation’s
  present environmental laws and policy, and what those actions can teach us about the steps we must take to further diminish
  threats to public health and the environment in the future. The conference will be structured around the foundational laws that
  serve as the framework for environmental protection. Instead of just a pure lecture conference, panelists and speakers will take a
  narrative approach by conveying the insights and experiences through their personal stories in an effort to inspire the next genera-
  tion of environmental lawyers! We hope to provide all participants with a unique opportunity to learn how the lessons of the past
  can give us guidance to tackle the problems of the present and inspire us to look for the possibilities of the future.

            Declared an independent republic in 1777, Vermont was the first state admitted to the union in 1791. The name is de-
  rived from the French, les montagnes vertes, “the green mountains.” The Green Mountain State is bordered by Canada, New
  York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The mountainous areas of the state are primarily forested. Although Vermont was
  virtually clear-cut of timber during the late 19th century, more than 75% of the State’s total area is now forested.
            Beneath the mountains, the fertile valleys support an extensive dairy industry. Dairying in Vermont produces two bil-
  lion pounds of milk annually. Vermont is also America’s largest producer of maple syrup.
            Politically, Vermont is known for its progressive and independent views. Recent newsmakers include the decision in
  Baker v. State, 744 A.2d 864(Vt. 1999), which resulted in the adoption of civil unions in the state.
            Our history and practice of environmental protection has been equally progressive. In 1970, in response to a flood of
  development in the state that began in the 1960s, Act 250 was passed. The Act adopted a holistic approach to development. It
  sought to protect the environment, agricultural interests, consideration of historical sites, transportation issues, and local and re-
  gional capacity. The goal of Act 250 was to promote viable and responsible development, rather than the widespread influx of
  strip malls that are visible across the nation. The Act was especially noteworthy as it was adopted during a time when other envir-
  ronmental measures—in many places still non-existent—sought only to regulate one area of interest, rather than considering the

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  entire sphere of concerns.
            More recently, other progressive environmental action has
  been taken in the state. A prime example is Efficiency Vermont.
  Created in 1999, Efficiency Vermont is our statewide energy effi-
  ciency utility, the first of its kind in the United States. It was cre-
  ated by the Vermont Public Service Board and the Vermont Legisla-
  ture, and helps Vermonters, reduce energy costs by making their
  homes and businesses energy-efficient. It provides technical assis-
  tance and financial incentives to help Vermonters identify and pay
  for cost-effective approaches to energy-efficient building design,
  construction, renovation, equipment, lighting, and appliances. This
  plan works together to benefit citizens, Vermont’s economy, and the
  environment through its forward-thinking and innovative strategies.
  In May 2003, Efficiency Vermont took top honors out of 1,200 ap-
  plicants for the Innovations in American Government Award by
  Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, often called
  the “Oscars” of government.
            Some famous Vermonters include: Chester A. Arthur, 21st
  President; Calvin Coolidge, 30th President; and Stephen S. Douglas,
  debating opponent to Abraham Lincoln in their 1858 senatorial campaign in Illinois.

   Vermont Law School
             Vermont Law School is consistently regarded as one of the top environmental law programs in the country. Students
  may pursue a J.D., a Masters of Science in Environmental Law (MSEL), a joint J.D. and MSEL degree, and an LL.M. in Envi-
  ronmental Law. Our law school is very fortunate to have distin-
  guished and enthusiastic professors, who are actively involved with
  students and make these programs work. Furthermore, our MSEL
  summer program features leading practitioners in their respective
  fields, and it attracts students from across the country. Vermont Law
  School offers a diverse environmental curriculum, including: ethics
  and environmental justice, ocean and coastal law, natural resources
  law, watershed protection, global climate change, and others. In addi-
  tion, students may participate in several “hands-on” clinical programs,
  where they work alongside experienced faculty and attorneys on time-
  critical environmental issues.
                      Vermont Law School is comprised of cutting-edge,
  environmentally sound facilities that will effectively and efficiently
  accommodate all of the conference’s needs.
                      Oakes Hall holds many of the classrooms on campus including: three 100-seat classrooms, one 85-seat class-
  room, one 50-seat classroom, and three 25-seat classrooms. Oakes Hall has also won many awards for its environmentally
                                                      friendly design. Such awards include: a Green Building Award from the Bos-
                                                      ton Society of Architects’ Committee on the Environment, in the Commer-
                                                      cial/Institutional Category in 2000; Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence
                                                      in Pollution Prevention, in the institutions and municipalities category; and
                                                      Quality Building Council of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association's
                                                      annual Design Competition, in the New Commercial Construction category.
                                                      Some of the environmental features Oakes Hall contains include four compost-
                                                      ing toilets that do not require the use of any water or sewage lines, as well as
                                                      increased energy efficiency by using significantly lower amounts of fuel oil,
                                                      electricity, and water than other buildings of similar classification. For in-
                                                      stance, the building uses between .181 and .128 gallons of fuel oil per square
                                                      foot and 3.89 kilowatts per square foot compared to averages of .89 gallons of
  fuel oil per square foot and 10.2 kilowatts per square foot for Education Buildings on College/University Campuses in the North-
  east. Our school also uses 15.5 gallons of water per day in a building with many as 300 people during peak periods compared to
  the State of Vermont’s Water Supply Rule, which sets a limit of 15 gallons per person per day for such buildings.

               Debevoise Hall, originally built in 1893, and known as the Old Classroom Building was formerly used as a high school

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  in the town of South Royalton. The building is currently undergoing a $6 million
  dollar renovation. A new 6,000 foot addition is being added to the current 27,775
  square feet. The renovation will help restore the building to its original condi-
  tion. Seventy-five percent of the materials that are being taken out of the build-
  ing are being recycled or reused in some form. This is helping to save costs
  greatly, since very little money is going to landfills to accept waste. Many of the
  old windows, doors, and floors are being refurbished during the renovation and
  will continue to be used when the building reopens. The building will have a new
  elevator and will be handicap accessible to all. The building will also contain
  two 30-seat classrooms and conference rooms for student use, as well as a large
  commons area where students will be able to study and relax. There will also be
  a large skylight that will provide natural light for the third floor down to the
  ground floor. Composting toilets will also be installed.

            Vermont Law School also offers some very unique programs tailored to the environmental law field. The Environ-
  mental Law Center is the largest graduate environmental law program in the country. A part of the Environmental Law Center is
  the Environmental and Natural Resources Clinic, which helps students refine their research, advocacy, and litigation skills. Stu-
  dent clinicians are currently representing the National Wildlife Federation et al. in a lawsuit filed in the United States District
  Court of Vermont challenging the Department of the Interior’s recent rule pertaining to the Grey Wolf and a community group in
  Vermont against a multinational mining company. Students gain valuable skills by working on behalf of public interest environ-
  mental organizations. The Vermont Law School also offers an environmental semester in Washington D.C. This program allows
  for students to work full time for fifteen weeks under the supervision of an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer or judge.

                     The Environmental Law Center is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this coming year. As part of the celebra-
  tion, the law school is giving a great deal of funds and will be holding events throughout the entire year.
                     The Environmental Law Center has participated in many projects over the past years. In the Fall of 2003, the
  clinic worked on an amicus brief in support of the Miccosukee Indian Tribe against the South Florida Water Management District
  for polluting the Everglades in South Fla. Water Mgmt. Dist. v. Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, 280 F.3d 1364 (11th Cir 2002), cert
  granted 123 S.Ct. 2638 (2003). In the past, the Environmental Law Center assisted the Clinton administration with its 1994
  Superfund reauthorization proposal and helped oversee the introduction of new programs, such as the Institute for Sustainable
  Communities and the Green Mountain Institute for Environmental Democracy.

   Conference Content
        The concept of environmentalism as a mass movement is still relatively new and the conference presents an opportunity to
  learn its history from the individuals who have lived it. The areas that have generated the most debate over the past several dec-
  ades have been the fight to protect the basic parts of the environment, the parts that people depend on to live. We will seek par-
  ticipation from attorneys, professors, and scientists who have brought cases to protect air, water, wilderness, and other valuable
  elements of the environment. We will also strongly encourage them to share their personal motivations, as well as their legal
  strategies in hopes of inspiring the next generation of environmental lawyers.
       The overall objective of the conference is to provide all of conference participants with the unique opportunity to learn how
  the lessons of the past can give us guidance to tackle the problems of the present and inspire us to look for the possibilities of the
       One critical group includes lawyers who have tried cases to protect national parks, wilderness areas, and other public lands
  from exploitation. These activists will shed light on how the lands that belong to all Americans can be hijacked for private gain
  with minimal compensation to the public for their loss.
       Another area to explore is the difficulty of litigating pollution cases. Scientists and litigators will provide a variety of perspe-
  spectives on how they had to navigate through complex laws, regulations, and science to stop egregious violations of restrictions
  on air and water pollution.
       The fight over water in the west also involves a considerable amount of litigation. Rivers and lakes have been appropriated
  beyond their capacity, and this unsustainable trend will most likely spawn more bitter conflicts between farmers, industry, and
  cities. Attorneys will have to play a central role in the resolution of these problems, and litigation will undoubtedly be a part of
  this process.
       The area of genetic engineering is another looming battle that litigators will join. As companies strive to patent genes and
  modified seeds, which were once thought to be anything but property or profit, lawyers and strategists from all sides will engage
  in many debates surrounding this developing issue. One question to consider is to what extent the law will allow and permit
  these practices and how will that affect peoples’ quality of life.
       The conference will also include presentations on the significant legal tools of environmental litigation. Central to this goal

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  are panel discussions surrounding “hard law” topics, including the Commerce Clause, Administrative Procedure Act, and ques-
  tions of Standing. In addition, the conference will discuss statutes that play a less pivotal role in American law, but advance en-
  vironmental goals. The Alien Tort Claims Act is an example of a law that has opened new avenues for people harmed by the
  environmental practices of American companies abroad.
       A discussion panel on the history of the conservation movement and our changing relationship with the earth will contextual-
  ize the speakers’ narratives and help us determine our future course. Increased globalization will undoubtedly force us to rethink
  our environmental legal systems and strategies as environmentalists—hopefully, before we breach the point of no return.
       Finally, a workshop on the art of storytelling will impart knowledge of this vital and invaluable skill and the role it plays in
  the court room, at the negotiating table, and before the American public, encouraging you as you go forward and create your own

  2005 NAELS Working Schedule
  Thursday, March 24th
  5-8 pm Registration and Reception Sponsored by VLS-ELS
  To be held at area hotel

  Friday, March 25th
  8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
  9:00 - 9:30 Welcome

               Session I
                        9:30 - 10:45
                        10:45 - 11:00 Break
                        11:00 - Noon
                        Noon - 1:30 Luncheon
               Session II
                        1:30 - 3:00
                        3:00 - 5:00 NAELS Annual Meeting
                        5:00 - 7:00 Dinner at Chase Hall/ Performance by Bread and Puppet Theatre
                        7:00 - 11:00 Pub

  Saturday, March 26th
  8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

               Session III
                        9:10 - 10:30
                        10:30 - 10:45 Break
               Session IV
                        10:45 - Noon
                        Noon - 1:00 Luncheon and Speakers
               Session V
                        1:10 - 2:30
                        2:45 - 5:00 NAELS Annual Meeting
                        5:00 - 7:00 Break (prepare for Gala Dinner)/ March-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
                        7:00 - 10:00 Gala Dinner at Woodstock Inn

  Sunday, March 27th
  Sunday Morning Activities

  Potential Topics and Speakers
   Potential Keynote Speaker includes:
  • Vice President Al Gore
  • Wendell Berry- Farmer, Professor, and Author
  • Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords – Ranking Member on the U.S. Senate Committee
           on Environment & Public Works

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  •     Terry Tempest Williams- Environmental Activist and Author
  •     Barry Lopez- Author, Photographer, and Curriculum Designer
  •     Rick Bass- Geologist and Author
  •     Barbara Kingsolver- Author and Former Journalist

  Topic 1: Water Management
  • Sub-topic speaker proposal 1: Hudson Riverkeepers
               1) Basil Seggos, Legal Investigator
                   • Helped to win a landmark decision in a federal Clean Water Act lawsuit against New York City for pollut-
                        ing a trout stream in the Catskills.
               • The narrative behind the Hudson Riverkeepers and their litigation strategies behind the organization’s largest
               cases to date.
               • Subsets:
                   • The organization’s past, present, and future endeavors.
                   • What is ahead for water management litigators?
               2) Patrick Parenteau, Clinic Director, Environmental and Natural Resources Clinic at Vermont Law School
                   • Litigated, among many cases, Nat’l Wildlife Federation v. Gorsuch, 693 F.2d 156, (D.C.Cir. 1982) (are
                   dams point sources?)
                   • Testified Before Congress on amendments to the Clean Water Act to resolve post SWANCC jurisdictional

  •     Sub-topic speaker proposal 2: Ocean Management
                1) Colin Woodard, journalist and writer
                2) Peter Van Tuyn, Trustees for Alaska
                     • Litigated Am. Oceans Campaign v. Daley, 183 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2000)
                     • Fisheries management.

  •     Sub-topic speaker proposal 3: Ecological Restoration
                1) John Roe, Director of Conservation Programs for The Nature Conservancy
                2) Kirstin Seleen, State GIS Manager/Landscape Ecologist for The Nature Conservancy of New York
                3) Dorothy Evans, Associate Ecologist for the New York Natural Heritage
                     Program of The Nature Conservancy of New York
                4) Janet L. Schultz, Forest Plant Ecologist, Hiawatha National Forest,
                     U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Dep’t of Agriculture
                5) Representative from the Wildlands Project in Richmond, Vermont. Publishers of Wild Earth
                6) Patrick A. Parenteau, Vermont Law School, Professor of Law and Director of the Environmental and Natural
                     Resources Law Clinic.
                7) Craig M. Pease, PhD, Vermont Law School, Professor of Science and Law.

               ο     What is ecological restoration and what does it mean?
               ο     Why should governmental agencies, NGO’s, and other land managers want to do this?
               ο     What are the various laws, etc. that tie to this effort?
               ο     What are the national directions? i.e., the “healthy forest” initiative within the federal government?
               ο     Subsets:
                              ▪ Noxious weed control.
                              ▪ Use of locally native plant species as material.
                              ▪ Reintroduction of rare and endangered species.
                              ▪ Reintroduction of natural disturbances such as fire, etc.
                              ▪ Which human disturbances mimic natural disturbances (is logging a surrogate for fire?)
                              ▪ Language being included in working forest easements.
                              ▪ Consistency across state borders.

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  Topic 2: Environmental Policy
  • Sub-topic speaker proposal 1: Vermont Legislation and Litigation
                    1) Senator Lyons, Chair of Committee on Natural Resources & Energy
                    2) Senator Canns, Vice-Chair of Committee on Natural Resources & Energy
                    3) Representative Johnson, Chair of Committee on Natural Resources & Energy
                    4) Representative Adams, Chair of Committee on Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources
                    5) Richard Brooks
                             ▪ Vermont Law School, Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Environmental Law Center.
                             ▪ Vermont’s Act 250.
                    6) Martha Judy
                             ▪ Vermont Law School, Associate Professor of Law.
                             ▪ Vermont’s Act 250.
                    7) Peter Teachout
                             ▪ Vermont Law School, Professor of Law.
                             ▪ Vermont Constitution.
                             ▪ Vermont Legal History.
  •     Sub-topic speaker proposal 2: Past, Present and Future U.S. Environmental Legislation
                     1) Senator Jim Jeffords (Independent-VT)
                              ▪ Chaired the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee from 2001 to 2002 and currently
                                  serves as the Committee’s Ranking Member.
                              ▪ One of six founders of the Congressional Solar Coalition
                              ▪ Fought to reduce industrial pollution and acid rain, and as a member of the Senate Environment
                                  and Public Works Committee, he ensured the passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act.
                              ▪ In 2002 received the Sierra Club’s top honor.
                     2) Senator Patrick Leahy (Democrat-VT)
                              ▪ Always ranked among the top environmental legislators by the nation's foremost conservation
                              ▪ Successfully opposed attempts to allow oil and gas exploration in wildlife refuges in the United
                                  States, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and the Missisquoi Wildlife Ref-
                                  uge in Vermont.
                              ▪ Helped secure more than $38 million in federal funds to clean up Lake Champlain and has spear-
                                  headed congressional efforts to tackle the dangers of mercury pollution.
                     3) Karin Sheldon
                              ▪ Vermont Law School, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for the Environmental Program and
                                  Director of the Environmental Law Center.
                              ▪ Federal Natural Resources Law.
                              ▪ National Environmental Policy Act.
                              ▪ National Forest Management.
                     4) Stephen Dycus
                              ▪ Vermont Law School, Professor of Law
                              ▪ National Resources Law
                              ▪ National Security and the Law
  Topic 3: Narrative Science
  • Sub-topic speaker proposal 1: Sustainable Living
                    1) Eliot Coleman
                             ▪ Lives at the Nearing Homestead in Maine.
                             ▪ Organic gardener par excellence.
                             ▪ Sustainable food systems.
                    2) Peter Rosset

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                                        ▪     FoodFirst Co-Director.
                                        ▪     National and International sustainable food systems.
                                        ▪     Challenging Industrial agriculture and biotechnology.

  •     Sub-topic speaker proposal 2: Agriculture and Biodiversity
                     1) Catherine Badgley
                              ▪ University of Michigan, Associate Resident Scientist and Lecturer.
                     2) William Snape
                              ▪ Legal Director for Defenders of Wildlife.
                              ▪ Biodiversity.
  Topic 4: The Narrative Future
  • Sub-topic speaker proposal 1: Economics
                    1) David Korten
                             ▪ Founder of Yes! Magazine.
                             ▪ Author of When Corporations Rule the World.
                             ▪ Discussion of a post-corporate world order.
                    2) Peter Brown
                             ▪ McGill University, Toronto, Professor, School of Environment.
                             ▪ Talk: Stewardship Economics: How to Fit the Economy into the Biosphere.
                    3) Tseming Yang
                             ▪ Vermont Law School, Associate Professor of Law.
                             ▪ Trade and the Environment.
                             ▪ International Environmental Law.
                    4) Lisa Heinzerling
                             ▪ Georgetown University, Professor of Law.
                             ▪ Cost-benefit analysis in environmental policy-making.
  •     Sub-topic speaker proposal 2: The Story of Past Mistakes- Brownfields
                     1) Carl Dierker
                               ▪ Regional Counsel for the U.S. EPA- Region 1.
                               ▪ Intersections of brownfields and smart growth.
                     2) Julia Huff
                               ▪ Vermont Law School, Assistant Professor of Law and Assistant Director of the Environmental
                                   and Natural Resources Law Clinic.
                               ▪ Brownfield litigation and redevelopment.
                               ▪ Eminent domain.
  •     Sub-topic speaker proposal 3: Environmental Justice
                     1) Luke Cole
                              ▪ Center for Race, Poverty, and the Environment.
                              ▪ Leading litigator and advocate in the environmental justice movement.
                              ▪ Co-Author of From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental
                                  Justice Movement.
                     2) Bunyan Bryant
                              ▪ University of Michigan, Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.
                     3) Richard Lazarus
                              ▪ Georgetown University, Professor of Law.

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   Topic 5: A Narrative of the History of Conservation
           1)Rolf Diamant
                   • Superintendent of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
                   • Contributor to Reconstructing Conservation, Finding Common Ground.
           2)Nora Mitchell
                   • Director, National Park Service's Conservation Study Institute.
                   • Contributor to Reconstructing Conservation, Finding Common Ground.
           3)Donald Worster
                   • Donald Worster, Ph.D., - Yale University, (1971).
                   • Former president of the American Society for Environmental History.
                   • Sits on a number of editorial boards.
                   • General editor of the Cambridge University monograph series, "Studies in Environment and History."
                   • University of Kansas Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of U.S. History.
                   • Environmental historian with a specialty in U.S. cultural and social history.

  Topic 6: The Art of Storytelling and Its Place in the Litigation Process

  This workshop will feature members of the National Story Teller Network, exploring the use of storytelling in the litigation proc-
  ess. They will be covering storytelling skills generally, as well as focusing on its importance in environmental litigation.

               1)Susan Klein and Judith Black
                       • Currently teach lawyers the art and skill of storytelling.

  Social Activities
             Nestled into our small world are countless opportunities to discover, explore, and enjoy life. We invite you to come and
  experience Vermont, as we know and love it.
            Evening Social Events:
            On Thursday, March 24, a reception will be held along side registration and hotel check-in. Friday evening, dinner will
  be held at the Vermont Law School Chase Center, featuring a menu of locally grown, organic foods. The beer served will be
  from local, organic microbreweries. Entertainment will be provided by “Bread and Puppet Theater,” a wholly self-sustaining
  Vermont cooperative with a long history of innovative political and street theater. Formed in 1963, they located permanently to
  Vermont in 1964 and have since been using puppets and creative indoor/outdoor theater to address social, political, and environ-
  mental issues. Bread and Puppet have proposed a piece called “Hallelujah,” about “killing the planet and the people on it,” using
  as many volunteers as possible. Bread and Puppet has received numerous awards both at home and abroad. These include the
  Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Puppeteers of America Award, and a prestigious Obie Lifetime
  Achievement Award. They were recently featured in Newsweek, and we are excited to have them join us.
            The event will then migrate to our town pub, where we invite you to enjoy a sampling of local microbrews, socializing
  with other VLS students and local Vermonters, and a live band.
                      Saturday afternoon will highlight a lecture and discussion at the
  Marsh-Billings Farm. The farm, located in historic Woodstock, Vermont, is bor-
  dered by the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. After a tour of
  their premises, Rolf Diamant will address how National Parks have used storytel-
  ling as a tool in public outreach. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical
  Park is the only national park highlighting conservation history and the
  evolving nature of land stewardship. Superintendent Rolf Diamant, along
  with the partnering National Park Service's Conservation Study Insti-
  tute, have offered to give a tour and lecture on how the National Park
  Service uses narratives through interpretation in their conservation
  goals, as well as a discussion of their efforts to teach grade-school chil-
  dren negotiation skills. They will also be a part of the environmental his-
  tory discussion panel, which will focus on the conservation movement and our changing relationship with the
  earth. Thus, we will contextualize the other speaker’s stories to know where we are heading, by looking back to
  where we have been, in the fight for the earth and its life.
            On Saturday evening, the gala dinner will be held at the Woodstock Inn. Originally constructed in 1892, the Woodstock
  Inn is celebrated for its food, atmosphere, and ability to capture the hospitality and spirit of the past.
                     On Sunday, we encourage you to take advantage of the day to explore either in groups or as individuals. We
  are located in the South Central Kingdom of the state, with easy accessibility to many areas of interest in the state. A few of the

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  many suggestions include:
  • A hike on the Appalachian trail, led by an interpretive guide to give both the social and ecological history of the area;
  A driving tour of Vermont, stopping to enjoy the towns and villages, covered bridges, and small artisan shops;

  •   A walk along the White River;
  •   A trip to one of our local microbreweries;
  A hike around Quechee Gorge;

  •   A trip to a local farm to sample cheeses and other products;
  •   A tour of the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Middlebury, Vermont; or
  •   A walk around a maple sugar farm. It will be in harvesting season and the Sugarbush farm offers tours that span from the
  tapping of the trees to the refining, bottling, and sale of maple syrup, as well as tastings.

  CLE Credits
  CLE Credits will be available for attorneys attending the conference.

  •    Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.
  The Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL), created in 1997, is a student-run journal that publishes scholarly articles on
  a wide-array of environmental issues. This year, VJEL is publishing a collection of essays written by the Environmental Law
  Center Summer Faculty in a publication entitled, "The Current: Contemporary Issues in Environmental Law." VJEL also spon-
  sors an annual symposium which has focused on such issues as TMDLs and Endocrine Disrupters. This year's symposium is
  entitled "Not In Vermont's Backyard?" and features citizen’s and regulators’ struggles to protect public health in Vermont. VJEL
  sponsors an annual write-on competition for first and second year law students to participate in this co-curricular activity. VJEL
  strives to help foster a dialogue on important inter-disciplinary environmental issues at the local, national and global level. For
  more information, please visit the world wide web at

   Transportation and Accommodation
   Conference Location:

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   The conference will be held at Vermont Law School buildings in the town of South Royalton. The social events will take place
  at surrounding attractions and transportation will be provided.

  Vermont Law School will make arrangements with the Comfort Inn in White River Junction, VT, which is located approximately
  25 minutes from VLS. The hotel has quoted a group rate of $75.00 for a room with two double beds, accommodating 1-4 atten-

  A number of Vermont Law School students are willing to host conference attendees in their homes and apartments. This option
  will be free of charge.

  Two airports are located within reasonable driving distance from the conference. We strongly encourage attendees to fly into:
  Burlington International Airport, located approximately 71 miles from VLS and 90 miles from White River Junction.
           Manchester (NH) Airport, located approximately 94 miles from VLS and 74 miles from White River Junction.

  Amtrak stops in White River Junction and offers service to many East Coast Cities, including Washington D.C., Baltimore,
  Philadelphia, New York City, and New Haven.

   Ground Transportation:

  To/From Airports
  VLS will provide at minimum 2 shuttles from each airport to the hotel in White River Junction. A shuttle may be provided on
  Friday, if necessary. Return shuttles will be provided for Sunday departures.

  To/From Hotel and Conference
  Shuttle service will transport attendees between the hotel and main conference location (VLS), as well as social events.

  Rental Cars
  For those wishing to rent a car, most major car rental companies offer service at both airports.

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  Projected Budget & Funding
   Out of State Speaker Accomodations                                         # Speakers Cost per Person Total
   Travel                                                                              7             400       2800
   Lodging-Three Stallion Inn                                                          7             255       1785

   Regional/Local Speaker Accomodations                                           # Speakers Cost per Person Total
   Travel                                                                                  7             $30      210
   Lodging-Three Stallion Inn                                                              7              255   1785

   Subtotal Speaker Accomodations                                                                                                            1995
   Keynote Speaker Accomodations                                                                                      Total
   Travel and Lodging Estimate                                                                                        $2,500

   Student Daily Travel Accomodations                                                                               per Day                  Total
   Vermont Transit Lines Coach Bus                                                                                    $625                    1875
   Budget Renting Vans (15 person vans)                                                                               $100                     500

   Conference Preparation                                                                                         Total
   Marketing                                                                                                       1000
   Printing                                                                                                        3000

   Subtotal Preparation                                                                                              4000

   Conference Materials                                                                                        Total
   Registration                                                                                                   2500
   Souvenirs                                                                                                      1250

   Subtotal Materials                                                                                               3750

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   Cold Pressed Cider                                                                                                           156

   Friday and Saturday
   Breakfast and Lunch                                                                            $30                    $4,500

   Friday Dinner
   South Royalton House                                                                      $13.95                      $1,950

   Saturday Dinner
   Woodstock Inn and Resort                                                                               see Social Events

   Sunday Morning
   Continental Quechee Inn

   Social Events                                                                     per Person                  Total
   Organic/Local Dinner, Beer&Band                                                                $13                          1300

   Big Kahuna Dinner (for 100 people)                                                             $37                          3695

   Grand Totals                                                                                                             $31,806

  Vermont Law School has committed, at minimum, $10,000 towards the conference. In addition, we are working with our Devel-
  opment Office to raise the remaining funds.

                                                  VLS NAELS Conference Committee
                                                                                    Sam Ames
                                                                                    Dave Byer
                                                                                 Derek Campbell
                                                                                  Cindy Carson
                                                                                 Jeremy Clemans
                                                                                   Bryan Dodge
                                                                                    Joel Emlen
                                                                                Valeria Gheorghiu
                                                                                  Dianne Hippe
                                                                                  Molly Mimier
                                                                                Emily Plett-Miyake
                                                                                 Courtney Queen
                                                                                     Fidel Rul
                                                                                  Seth Schofield
                                                                                   Scott Schultz
                                                                                   Andy Weber
                                                                                  Tim Winslow

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                                                                      VERMONT LAW SCHOOL
                                                                             Chelsea Street
                                                                     South Royalton, Vermont 05068

                                                                                   March 10, 2004

   NAELS Conference Committee

   Dear Committee members:

            As President and Dean of Vermont Law School, I am writing in full support of our Environmental Law Society’s bid to
  host the 2005 NAELS Conference. Our law school’s administration, faculty, staff, and student body are wholeheartedly behind
  this effort. It would be a great honor and privilege to welcome you all to the beautiful surroundings of Vermont.
            Vermont Law School is the ideal location for this conference. Our Environmental Law Center is consistently recog-
  nized as a national leader. We offer a very extensive environmental law curriculum through which students may earn a J.D., a
  Masters of Science in Environmental Law (MSEL), a joint J.D. / MSEL degree, and an LL.M. in Environmental Law. Just as
  significantly, we have an outstanding group of distinguished and enthusiastic professors who make these programs work to their
  fullest potential. Our law school also provides students with “hands on” training through several programs, including our Envi-
  ronmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, which appears in both local and national environmental matters, and our South
  Royalton Legal Clinic, which services low-income and working poor from around the state. Next year marks the 25th anniversary
  of our Environmental Law Center, and we would be honored to incorporate the NAELS conference in our year-long celebration
  of this significant event.
            Further, Vermont Law School offers state-of-the-art facilities that will accommodate all of the conference’s needs.
  Oakes Hall is situated along the banks of the scenic White River, and it demonstrates environmentally sound construction and
  operation. Some of these features include: composting toilets that save precious water; heating and cooling devices that save
  costs, as well as provide increased ventilation and decreased condensation; and economical lighting systems that minimize en-
  ergy consumption. In time for the 2005 conference, our law school will have recently completed the renovation of Debevoise
  Hall, which will offer nearly 35,000 square feet of resource-saving environmental construction in a historically sensitive restora-
  tion of this 1893 Queen Anne-style building.
            Our picturesque village of South Royalton is a wonderful place to enjoy a hike, to ski, to visit with friends, or even to
  study. I sincerely hope that you will choose Vermont Law School as host of the 2005 NAELS Conference. We would be hon-
  ored and excited to have you!

                                                                                             L. Kinvin Wroth
                                                                                             President and Dean and Professor of Law

   March 11, 2004

  National Association of Environmental Law Societies
  Conference Committee

   Dear Members of the NAELS Conference Committee:

   It is a great pleasure to support the bid of Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Society to host the 2005 NAELS Confer-
  ence. As Associate Dean for the Environmental Law Program and Director of the Environmental Law Center, I am delighted to
  express my enthusiastic endorsement of the ELS proposal.
   Vermont Law School’s Environmental Law Center will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2004/05. It would be an honor to
  include the NAELS Conference as part of our celebrations. The Conference will highlight the significant contributions of envi-
  ronmental law societies to the development of environmental law in law schools and in the world. We are proud of our role in
  these achievements, and would welcome the opportunity to share our experience with students from other law schools.
   Since its beginnings, Vermont Law School has been in the forefront of public interest environmental law. Our program is consis-
  tently ranked as one of the top environmental law programs in the United States. We have the most extensive environmental law
  curriculum of any law school in the country, with more than 50 courses in environmental and natural resources law, policy, and
  ethics. Our summer school alone features more than 30 leading edge courses taught by faculty from across the country and
  around the world. We offer a specialty in environmental law for J.D. students, and two environmental law degrees–our LL.M. in
  Environmental Law and our unique Master of Studies in Environmental Law (M.S.E.L.), a one year intensive study of environ-
  mental and natural resources law and policy for students who want to understand and work with law, without being lawyers.

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   Our students are active not only in the ELS, but as members of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, the Environmental
  and Natural Resources Law Clinic, and the campus Greening Committee. We also have a committed and enthusiastic environ-
  mental law faculty who are excited by the prospect of hosting this important student conference.
   Vermont Law School is located in a small New England village in a rural part of Vermont. It offers a very different kind of site
  for the Conference than many other schools. The entire law school is a historic district, and we have recycled the original 1893
  school house for the town and a number of lovely Queen Anne Victorian style houses for our law school buildings. We also have
  a new library, and an environmentally state of the art classroom building–the only one in the country with composting toilets.
  Students attending the Conference will have a myriad of outdoor activities at the law school’s doorstep, as well as lively indoor
  activities and access to historic sites such as Woodstock and the Marsh-Billings National Park.
   I assure you that the members of our Environmental Law Society are dedicated to making the 2005 NAELS Conference a great
  success. The Environmental Law Center staff, the environmental faculty, and the Administration will do everything possible to
  assist them.
  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. I appreciate your serious consideration of our proposal.

                                                                                                       Karin P. Sheldon
                                                                                                       Professor of Law
                                                                                                       Associate Dean for the Environmental Law Program
                                                                                                       Director of the Environmental Law Center

  Dear Mr. Orrell and Mr. Campbell:
  As a charter board member for NAELS and a professor at Vermont Law School, I am writing to enthusiastically support the se-
  lection of Vermont Law School for the next NAELS conference. As the leading environmental law school in the country with its
  wealth of environmental faculty and its unique and instructive location, it is long past time that Vermont Law School share its
  powerful approach to environmental law with NAELS.
  Vermont Law School is at the heart of a network of remarkable environmental scholars and advocates. Fifteen full-time faculty
  teach in the environmental program and approximately 32 adjunct faculty also teach classes in environmental law and policy.
  The network extends through our Environmental Semester in Washington program to some of the best environmental practitio-
  ners in the country. We do not stop with just law either. One of our full-time faculty is a PhD ecologist and many of our adjunct
  faculty bring expertise from other professions.
  Students are the life blood for this network. Over 80% of Vermont Law School’s entering class of students expresses an interest
  in environmental law. No other law school in the country can claim such a concentrated passion for environmental law in its
  student body. In addition to the law curriculum, we also offer LL.M. and M.S.E.L. degrees focused on environmental law and
  policy. Many students are enrolled in both the J.D. program and the M.S.E.L. degree. Vermont Law School students are eager to
  organize a conference that shares our knowledge and our hospitality with students from other schools. Moreover, the administra-
  tion and the Environmental Law Center are standing ready to back them up so that this will be among the best NAELS confer-
  Not to be overlooked in the package is the location. Vermont is a very special place with a commitment to community and a re-
  spect for the environment like no other place in this country. Vermont Law School is part of a tiny community on the banks of
  the White River. Students learn from town elders and their neighbors what it is to live close to the land and to try to live com-
  patibly with the land and with each other. Many of these Vermonters have farmed these valleys and tapped these forests for ma-
  ple syrup for generations. Students may join them in this work, whether it be helping to bring in the hay or visiting a sugar house
  in spring. It is a way of living with less that students from other schools will be unlikely to ever see in this ever more homoge-
  nous world of shopping malls and strip development. So far, South Royalton has been spared these growing pains.
  Vermont Law School has carefully renovated its campus of historic buildings to preserve the flavor of this community while still
  providing exceptional teaching and instructional resources for its students and faculty. Moreover, our buildings win awards for
  their commitment to environmental principles.
  Please take this opportunity to join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Environmental Law Center. I think you will agree
  that this is not your typical law school, and at Vermont Law School, it will certainly be an exceptional NAELS conference.
                                                                    Martha L. Judy
                                                                    Associate Professor

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                                                                         Keynote Address

                                                                      Dr. Michael P. Dombeck
                                            Pioneer Professor of Global Environmental Management
                                          University of Wisconsin System Fellow of Global Conservation

   One of the most renowned and respected contemporary conservationists, Mike Dombeck dedicated a quar-
  ter of a century to managing federal lands and natural resources in the long-term public interest. His leader-
  ship in the Bureau of Land Management and as former chief of the Forest Service impacted nearly 500 mil-
  lion acres. His legacy is one of steadfast stewardship for the land, and he is most noted for significant ef-
  forts toward watershed health and restoration, sustainable forest ecosystem management, sound forest roads
  and roadless area protection. As the capstone to his life-long career in public service, he was granted the
  highest award in federal service, the Presidential Rank – Distinguished Executive Award.

   Dr. Dombeck is also the recipient of the prestigious Audubon Medal and the Lady Bird Johnson Conserva-
  tion Award. He has authored, co-authored, and edited over 200 popular and scholarly publications, includ-
  ing the book Watershed Restoration: Principles and Practices, and most recently the book From Conquest
  to Conservation: Our Public Lands Legacy.

   Dr. Dombeck now serves as GEM Pioneer Professor and UW System Fellow of Global Conservation. He
  is helping to lead the planning and development of the Global Environmental Management Education Cen-
  ter in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The $100 million
  GEM project aims to develop and share world-class educational programs in natural resources and environ-
  mental management for building a sustainable future locally and abroad. He lectures and makes frequent
  national and international presentations on current environmental, natural resource management, and social

  Dr. Dombeck and his wife, Patricia, reside in Plover, Wisconsin. They have one daughter, Mary, who is
  currently serving in the Peace Corps in Africa.

  Ph.D., Fisheries Biology, Iowa State University
  M.S., Zoology, University of Minnesota
  M.S.T., Biology & Education; B.S., Biology & General Science, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

  Recent Career Titles:
  Current: Professor of Global Environmental Management, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  University of Wisconsin System Fellow for Global Conservation

  1997-2001: Chief, Forest Service
  Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

  1994-1997: Acting Director, Bureau of Land Management
  Department of the Interior, Washington, DC

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                                                                        Paper Presenters

                                                                    Professor Michael Blumm
                                                                       Lewis & Clark Law School

     The Bush Administration’s Sweetheart Settlement Policy: A Trojan Horse Strategy for Advancing Com-
                                     modity Production on Public Lands

                                             Presentation: Saturday March 27 @ 11:15am in Wood Hall, Room 7

       Professor Blumm is one of the architects of Lewis and Clark's acclaimed Environmental and Natural Resources Law Pro-
  gram. He has been teaching, writing, and practicing in the environmental and natural resources law field for over 25 years. He
  came to the law school in 1978 after practicing with an environmental group and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in
  Washington, D.C., where he helped draft the EPA's wetland protection regulations. Initially he was a Natural Resources Law
  Fellow; he was appointed to the faculty the following year. Professor Blumm's principal interests are in the restoration of the Pa-
  cific Northwest salmon runs, the preservation of the region's public lands and waters, and the management of natural resources by
  Indian tribes. For over a decade, he edited the Natural Resource Law Institute's Anadromous Fish Law Memo. More recently, he
  spent seven years co-directing, with Professor Janet Neuman, the Northwest Water Law and Policy Project. He is a prolific
  scholar, with more than 80 articles, book chapters, and monographs on salmon, water, public lands, wetlands, environmental im-
  pact assessment, and public trust law, to name just a few subjects. He published an anthology on environmental law in 1992 and
  his 2002 book on salmon law and policy, Sacrificing the Salmon.

                                                                    Professor George Coggins
                                                                University of Kansas School of Law

                                     James Watts in Skirts? Gale Norton’s Public Land Policy Reprised
                                  Presentation: Friday March 26 @ 3:30pm in McCarty Classroom Complex, Room 2

       A graduate of the University of Michigan School of Law, George Cameron Coggins joined the KU law faculty in 1970
  after practice with the San Francisco law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enerson. He was named the Frank Edwards Tyler
  Professor of Law in 1983 in recognition of his achievements in the areas of environmental law, wildlife law, national energy pol-
  icy, and national public land and resources. He is a prolific scholar whose work is often cited by courts and others writing in his
  areas of expertise. Professor Coggins, with his co-author Charles Wilkinson, first developed a framework for the organization
  and study of the field of public natural resources law when they published their seminal casebook, Federal Public Land and Re-
  sources Law, in 1981. Often at the forefront of proposals to reform laws in this area, Coggins continues to generate attention and
  praise for his thoughtful and innovative analyses both as a conference speaker and through his numerous publications.

                                                                           Professor Joe Feller
                                                         College of Law at Arizona State University

                                    Rotten to the Core: the BLM’s Proposed New Grazing Regulations

                                             Presentation: Saturday March 27 @ 11:15am in Wood Hall, Room 7

       Professor Feller works on environmental and natural resource issues, with emphasis on public land management and water
  law. His writings on environmental and natural resources law have appeared in numerous legal and scientific journals, and he
  was an author of the ABA’s NEPA Litigation Handbook. Professor Feller has been a leading advocate for reform of livestock
  grazing on public lands in the western United States, and has represented environmental interests in litigation before administrati-
  tive boards, federal district courts and courts of appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. Before undertaking the study of
  law, Professor Feller obtained a doctorate degree in physics and he was an Assistant Professor of Physics at Columbia University.

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                                                                  Professor Robert Glicksman
                                                                University of Kansas School of Law

       Moving in Opposite Directions: Roadless Area Management Under the Clinton and Bush Administrations
                                                Presentation: Friday March 26 @ 3:30pm in Wood Hall, Room 8

                        The proper management strategy for roadless areas within the national forests has been
               a subject of controversy for decades. The National Forest System contains about 58 million
               acres of roadless areas, which include large, undisturbed landscapes and a variety of valuable
               natural resources. In 2001, just before the Clinton Administration left office, the National
               Forest Service issued regulations (called the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, or, simply, the
               Roadless Rule) prohibiting most road construction and timber harvesting in these areas. The
               agency’s objective was to prevent damage to ecologically valuable resources that would be
               put at risk through enhanced access to undeveloped areas of the national forests. According to
               the agency, the Roadless Rule would sustain the value of these areas “now and for future gen-
               erations.” Former Forest Service Chief Mike Dombeck characterized the Rule as “one of the
               most significant conservation efforts in United States history.”
                        The Roadless Rule was not in place very long before its future became tenuous. On
               the very day that President Bush took office, his Administration postponed the effective date
               of the Roadless Rule. Although the Roadless Rule went into effect later in 2001, the Forest
               Service quickly published a notice that it was reconsidering the fate of the Rule and requested
               comments on the future directions for management of roadless areas. The agency indicated it
               intended to apply a new set of principles for managing roadless areas, including an emphasis
               on local decisionmaking; protection of forests from natural events such as wildfires, insects,
               and disease; protection of private property from the risk of fires and other problems on adja-
               cent federal lands; and protection of access to private property. The Forest Service has since
               issued a final rule exempting the Tongass National Forest in Alaska (which contains over nine
               million acres of roadless areas and is home to the nation’s largest remaining old growth
               stands) from the Roadless Rule’s road construction and timber harvesting restrictions.
                        The Clinton Administration’s Roadless Rule prompted a flurry of lawsuits by federal
               land users and state governments. They attacked the Rule as a violation of several federal en-
               vironmental and land management statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act
               (NEPA) and the Wilderness Act of 1964. Although a federal district court in Idaho halted im-
               plementation of the Roadless Rule by issuing a preliminary injunction, the Court of Appeals
               for the Ninth Circuit later reversed that decision, concluding that the Forest Service fully com-
               plied with NEPA when it issued the Rule. A different federal district court in Wyoming sub-
               sequently issued its own permanent injunction, holding that the Forest Service violated not
               only NEPA, but also the Wilderness Act.
                        After providing background on these developments, this presentation will assess the
               conflicting court decisions on the legality of the Roadless Rule. It will argue that, contrary to
               the Wyoming district court’s conclusions, the Forest Service followed all applicable NEPA
               procedures in developing and issuing the Roadless Rule. It will also argue that the Forest Ser-
               vice did not create de facto wilderness areas when it issued the Roadless Rule, thereby usurp-
               ing Congress’s exclusive prerogative to designate wilderness areas. The presentation also will
               assess the merits of the developing Bush Administration approach to management of roadless
               areas, concluding that the Administration’s shift in focus from natural resource to private
               property protection does not bode well for future protection against environmentally damaging
               activities in roadless areas and that its proposal to exclude significant aspects of national forest

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               planning and management from NEPA is legally dubious. Finally, the presentation will con-
               tend that the Administration’s decision to exempt the Tongass from the Roadless Rule bears
               watching to see if it is part of a larger pattern of decisions subordinating protection of long-
               term ecological values to prevention of socio-economic loss.

           Robert L. Glicksman, a graduate of the Cornell Law School, is the Robert W. Wagstaff Professor of Law. A nationally
  recognized authority on environmental and natural resources law, Glicksman is the co-author of the environmental law casebook,
  Environmental Protection: Law and Policy (Aspen Law & Business), the treatise, Public Natural Resources Law (West Group),
  the monographs'; Risk Regulation at Risk: A Pragmatic Approach (Stanford University Press), and Modern Public Land Law in a
  Nutshell (West Group). He has written numerous book chapters and articles on a variety of environmental and natural resources
  law topics. He teaches several environmental and natural resources law courses, administrative law, and property.

                                                                          Professor Jan Laitos
                                                              University of Denver College of Law

                From Extraction to Recreation: Old Laws Regulating New Demands on Natural Resources

                                               Presentation: Friday March 26 @ 11:15am in Wood Hall, Room 7

                       There have been three eras of natural resources law in the United States. Each has
               been characterized by differing values and goals, from the search for valuable minerals, to
               repairing the damage caused by commodity development and pollution, to the desire to use
               natural resources either for personal recreational enjoyment or for their ecological integrity in
               a preserved state. Era I (1862 -1964) arose when the nation wished to use laws to further
               westward expansion. The government provided legal incentives to commodity users in
               search of valuable resources. When disputes arose, they were between commodity users, or
               between commodity users and the government, as these parties attempted to sort out their
               rights under new mining and forest laws. The questions that were debated involved compet-
               ing claims to specific mineral deposits, the intricacies of location and discovery regarding
               mining claims, the applicability of mining laws in national forests, and the extent of the gov-
               ernment’s authority pursuant to mineral and grazing leases.
                       The environmental harms of commodity development and industry pollution that
               came out of Era I caused Congress to pass an influx of environmental laws, bringing natural
               resources law into Era II (1964 – 1990s). This era dealt with a different kind of conflict –
               reconciling extractive commodity demands with new environmental values. Legal battles
               were fought to prevent the depletion of natural resources, maintain clean air and water, clean
               up the environmental consequences of Era I, and preserve land and endangered and threat-
               ened species. Environmental protection organizations began taking advantage of these laws,
               triggering legal disputes between environmental advocates and commodity users, and be-
               tween environmental groups and government agencies attempting to manage Era I values in
               light of Era II standards.     We now are in the third era, marked by a new and difficult de-
               mand for natural resources, where the primary use value is not commodity development or
               even environmental quality, but recreation. Mineral development, logging, and grazing no
               longer engender the main debates about natural resources management. Rather, recreation is
               growing as the dominant use preference. It is recreation, more so than commodity develop-
               ment or even environmental problems, which will shape natural resources use management
               decisions in Era III.
                       Disputes arise in Era III, however, because different types of natural resources users
               have conflicting views regarding what types of recreation activities should be permitted. One
               group includes “low impact/non-motorized recreationists,” such as hikers, backpackers, and

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               snowshoers, who want to leave the land relatively untouched. The second group includes
               “high impact/non-motorized recreationists,” such as mountain bikers and canoe enthusiasts,
               who utilize non-motorized equipment (e.g., a mountain bike) to pursue their recreation goals.
               A subset of this second group is non-motorized/commercial enterprises, such as pack mule
               operations. The third group is made up of “motorized recreationists,” such as users of snow-
               mobiles, off-road vehicles (“ORVs”), and motorized watercraft.
                       The differing views these three groups have about how natural resources should be
               managed for recreation often pits them against each other, and against government regulators.
               The disputes between these three groups tend to occur in two settings: (1) on relatively pris-
               tine lands, and (2) on lands where structures that affect the land, such as ski lifts and muse-
               ums, already exist. Courts and administrative agencies have differing views on which groups
               should prevail in these different settings.
                       Unfortunately, Congress has not developed any new statutory law since Eras I and II
               that provides guidance to the courts and agencies faced with making Era III land use and
               management decisions. Federal administrative agencies and courts must try to apply the con-
               cepts, values, and assumptions set out in the first two eras to the new facts of Era III. Instead
               of questions directed to “mine permitting” or “timber harvesting” or “water pollution,” to-
               day’s questions involve making choices among competing recreational uses, such as between
               commercial canoeing permits, ORV use, and rock climbing.
                       In the first two eras, especially on Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service
               lands, Congress mandated a multiple use paradigm. Multiple use assumes that through scien-
               tific management many otherwise incompatible uses are theoretically possible within an area,
               including logging, mining, grazing, and recreation. Now, in Era III, courts and administra-
               tive agencies must determine if the three groups of recreationists can also simultaneously co-
               exist pursuant to a multiple use regime, or if the conflicting forms of recreation fit better
               within a dominant use paradigm. Low impact/non-motorized recreation would be preferred
               as the single use in a dominant use paradigm, because high impact, more consumptive forms
               of recreation would interfere with low impact/non-motorized recreationists. Conversely, a
               multiple use theory would be more consistent with the interests of enthusiasts who participate
               in both high impact/non-motorized and motorized recreation, since these latter two groups
               are not hindered by the activities of low impact/non-motorized recreationists. If multiple use
               is preferred, decision-makers must determine how to best allocate the relevant resource in
               question among its competing demands. For example, with multiple use, land might need to
               be allocated between motorized recreationists using ATVs, high impact/non-motorized rec-
               reationists using mountain bikes, and low impact/non-motorized recreationists, like hikers.
                       Recent case law demonstrates several trends with regard to how courts and adminis-
               trative agencies are ruling when it comes to recreational disputes, and the factors that influ-
               ence their choices. While courts appear to be in favor of a dominant use paradigm with low
               impact/non-motorized recreation as the primary use, especially when it comes to the conflicts
               between motorized and low impact/non-motorized recreationists, administrative agencies are
               more willing to allow more intensive recreation pursuant to a multiple use policy. Both deci-
               sion-makers respect the authority Era II laws give land management agencies to preserve wil-
               derness areas, and they understand the importance of not pushing species to extinction.
               Therefore, many decisions prohibit motorized recreation, despite evidence that this kind of
               recreation has enormous economic benefits to local communities. Administrative agencies,
               however, more so than courts, are influenced by political pressures desiring multiple uses.
                       The dominant use paradigm favored by courts seems to yield the efficient result.
               Multiple recreational uses often are incompatible. Motorized recreation, and, to a lesser ex-
               tent, high impact/non-motorized recreation, including commercial forms, cannot easily coex-

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               ist with less consumptive recreation. Hikers, backpackers, snowshoers, and other low im-
               pact/non-motorized recreationists enjoy public lands for their wildlife and scenic values, and
               the quiet and solitude they provide. Motorized recreation and sometimes high impact/non-
               motorized recreation marginalize these values. They come at the expense of noise and air
               pollution; they cause negative physical impacts to the land; they threaten public safety, and
               harm wildlife. Such uses should be segregated, not integrated into the matrix of natural re-
               sources uses.

       Jan Laitos is the John A. Carver, Jr. Professor of Law and Director of the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Pro-
  gram at the University of Denver College of Law. He is a Reporter for the Land Use Law & Zoning Digest, published monthly
  by the American Planning Association, and also a Board Member of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute. He has served as a
  commissioner (and Vice Chair) on the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission from 1985-1992. He is a trustee of the
  Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He received his B.A. from Yale, his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law
  School, and his S.J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. In 1996, he was selected by the University of Denver for
  the University抯 Distinguished Teaching Award.

                                                                    Professor Sandra Zellmer
                                                            University of Nebraska College of Law

                A Preservation Paradox: Political Prestidigitation and an Enduring Resource of Wildness

                                               Presentation: Friday March 26 @ 11:15am in Wood Hall, Room 8

       Sandra Zellmer is a visiting professor of law during 2003-2004 at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She teaches and
  writes about natural resources, water conservation and use, environmental law, American Indian law, property, and related topics.
  She is currently working on a casebook, Natural Resources Law, to be published by West Publishing Co. in 2004 (with Profes-
  sors Laitos, Cole, Gillroy, and Wood). Professor Zellmer has been a member of the faculty at the University of Toledo College of
  Law since 1998. She has been a visiting professor at both Tulane Law School and Drake University Law School. Zellmer re-
  ceived her LL.M in environmental law from the George Washington University National Law Center, J.D. from the University of
  South Dakota School of Law, and B.S. from Morningside College. Prior to teaching, she was a trial attorney in the Environment
  and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, litigating public lands and wildlife issues for various federal
  agencies, including the National Forest Service, National Park Service, and Fish and Wildlife Service. She also practiced law at
  Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and clerked for the Honorable William W. Justice, U.S. District Court, Eastern
  District of Texas.

                          Conservation means harmony between men and land

                                                                                                                                       - Aldo Leopold

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
                                                                           Panel Speakers

                                            Oil and Gas Leasing in the Rocky Mountain West
                                              Friday March 26 @ 1:45 - 3:15 pm in Wood Hall, Room 7

  Fred Ferguson, Associate Solicitor, Department of the Interior
             Fred E. Ferguson is the Associate Solicitor for Mineral Resources. He supervises the Division of Mineral Resources in
        the Washington Office of the Solicitor, Department of the Interior. The Division advises the Bureau of Land Management
        on mineral-related issues and also advises the Minerals Management Service and the Office of Surface Mining. In addition,
        Mr. Ferguson’s Division represents its client agencies in appeals before the Interior Board of Land Appeals and assists in
        APA rule making. Mr. Ferguson also advises the Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management on
        legal and policy issues. Mr. Ferguson’s Division works closely with the Department of Justice on cases in federal district
        and circuit courts to which the Division’s clients are a party. Mr. Ferguson was engaged in the private practice of law for
        over 30 years where he advised clients on mining law, public lands and environmental issues, conducted litigation involving
        contracts and real property disputes, worked with industry groups on mining law reform, and negotiated and documented
        international joint venture agreements for mineral exploration and development in Latin America, Europe, republics of the
        former Soviet Union, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Mr. Ferguson has been a frequent speaker at institutes of the Rocky
        Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and authored a chapter of the American Law of Mining, Second Edition.

  Michael Reisner, Northern Plains Resource Council
             Michael Reisner graduated from Montana State University at Bozeman in 1994 where he received a B.S. in Biology. He
        worked in Yellowstone National Park for two summers studying grizzly bears. He graduated from the University of Oregon
        School of Law in 1997. During law school, he worked on salmon issues under the ESA and hard rock mining issues.
             Since that time, Mr. Reisner has worked as the staff attorney for the Northern Plains Resource Council in Billings, Mon-
        tana. The Northern Plains Research Council is a grassroots conservation and family agriculture organization. Most of his
        current workload involves litigation regarding coal bed methane development in the Powder River Basin of Montana and
        Wyoming. This litigation involves claims under the Clean Water Act, NEPA, and FLPMA in addition to several state laws.
        He has also worked on hard rock mining issues in Montana and on TMDL issues and petitions to establish water quality
             Mr. Reisner has completed two Ironman distance triathlons.

  John Martin, Patton Boggs, LLP
             Mr. Martin concentrates his practice in environmental law and litigation. He represents corporate clients in environ-
        mental rulemaking and litigation, including hazardous waste litigation, and has counseled clients on a broad range of envi-
        ronmental issues. He has extensive experience with the intersection of public lands policy and environmental requirements.
        Mr. Martin has participated in toxic tort cases and Superfund matters ranging from rulemakings for the National Contin-
        gency Plan to participation in litigation for many individual sites. Over time, he has participated in over 50 Superfund mat-
        ters at Patton Boggs. Outside of Superfund and toxic tort, he has engaged in litigation over natural resource issues, counseled
        clients concerning landfill issues and requirements, and litigated enforcement issues arising under the Resource Conservation
        and Recovery Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act.
             Mr. Martin served as a trial attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section at the Department of Justice Lands and
        Natural Resources Division before joining the firm in 1985. He represented the Environmental Protection Agency from 1982
        through 1985, and was the recipient of a Special Achievement Award for his efforts. Mr. Martin participated in the early
        enforcement of Superfund and other environmental statutes. Prior to his service at the Department of Justice, he participated
        in administrative litigation at the Department of Interior Solicitor's Office, representing the Office of Surface Mining in en-
        forcement of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.

                                              R.S. 2477—Roads, Wilderness, and Public Lands
                                              Friday March 26 @ 1:45 - 3:15 pm in Wood Hall, Room 8

  Constance E. Brooks, Brooks & Schluter LLP
               Constance E. Brooks specializes in federal regulatory issues, including aviation noise and land use [Airport Noise and

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
        Capacity Act and National Environmental Policy Act], natural resources, and related environmental matters, such as, mining,
        mineral leasing, rights of way and access rights, livestock grazing, as well as federal and state land use planning. She has
        handled federal litigation in most western states and in the District of Columbia. Ms. Brooks is also well‑versed in more
        traditional areas of environmental law, including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Resource Conservation Recovery
        Act (RCRA).
             Ms. Brooks started her own firm in Denver, Colorado in January, 1993. Prior to that she practiced law in Portland, Ore-
        gon for four years, where she was a member of the firms of Davis Wright Tremaine and Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler.
        From 1982 to 1988, Ms. Brooks was Vice President and General Counsel of Mountain States Legal Foundation in Denver,
             Ms. Brooks is a 1977 graduate of Tulane Law School and a member of the bar in Virginia, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon,
        and the District of Columbia. She served on the Standing Committee on Environmental Law of the American Bar Associa-
        tion from 1986 to 1990 and is a frequent lecturer on public land and environmental issues.

  Michael Freeman, Faegre & Benson, LLP
             Michael Freeman is a partner in the Denver, Colorado office of Faegre & Benson. He represents environmental groups,
        businesses, and individuals in environmental and commercial litigation, as well as on public lands issues. Mike formerly was
        an attorney with Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund. He graduated in 1994 from the University of Chicago Law School.

  Matthew McKeown, Associate Solicitor, Department of the Interior (invited)

                              Healthy Forests - Significant Legal Issues Under the New Policy
                          Saturday March 27 @ 9:30 - 11:00 am in McCarty Classroom Complex, Room 2

  Susan Jane Brown, Staff Attorney, Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center
             Susan Jane Brown is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, and returned to the law school in 2003 as staff attorney
        for the Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center. She has been monitoring timber sales east and west of the Cascades in Ore-
        gon and Washington for more than eight years, with a particular focus on post-fire salvage logging proposals. Susan Jane
        has been litigating timber sales since 2000, and is also working on endangered species issues for the legal clinic. Ms. Brown
        has written extensively on the Northwest Forest Plan, land exchanges, and forest management in the Pacific Northwest. She
        is a previous editor of Ninth Circuit Review, and a member of the American Bar Association and the ABA’s Section on En-
        vironmental and Natural Resources Law.
             Susan Jane joined PEAC in 2003 after three years as Executive Director of the Gifford Pinchot Task Force. While with
        that organization, Susan Jane was instrumental in orchestrating not only the 96% decline in logging levels on the Gifford
        Pinchot National Forest, but also in developing relationships with rural communities affected by declining timber harvest
        levels. Today, she is successfully working with nontraditional partners to facilitate a sustainable forestry program on the
        Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

  Scott Horngren, Haglund, Kirtley, Kelley, Horngren & Jones, LLP
             Mr. Horngren has a B.S. in Forest Management from Oregon State University and is a California registered professional
        forester. He is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Northwest School of Law. He is a partner with the Portland, Oregon law firm of
        Haglund, Kelley, Horngren & Jones LLP. His practice emphasis is public lands law litigation and natural resource law. His
        clients include private forestland owners, wood products companies, and local governments. He has a litigation and appel-
        late practice involving forest health and fire rehabilitation projects throughout the west. He has represented clients in litigati-
        tion challenging to Rodeo-Chediski fire categorical exclusions in Arizona, forest health and post-fire rehabilitation on the
        Lolo National Forest in Montana, timber salvage cases on the Colville National Forest in Washington, and forest health pro-
        jects on national forests and BLM lands in Oregon.

  Mark Rey, Undersecretary, Department of Agriculture
             Mark E. Rey was sworn in as the under secretary for natural resources and environment by Agriculture Secretary Ann
        M. Veneman on October 2, 2001. In that position, he oversees the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and
        Natural Resources Conservation Service.
             Since January 1995, Rey served as a staff member with the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
        He was the lead staff person for the committee’s work on national forest policy and Forest Service administration. He was
        directly involved in virtually all of the forestry and conservation legislation considered during the past several sessions of
        Congress, with principal responsibility for a number of public lands bills during this period. In addition, he worked on the
        Herger/Feinstein Quincy Library Act of 1998 and the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
        This latter law is considered to have been the most extensive public forestry legislation passed by Congress in 20 years.
             From 1992-94 Rey served as vice president, forest resources for the American Forest and Paper Association. He served
        as executive director for the American Forest Resource Alliance from 1989-92. He served as vice president, public forestry
        programs for the National Forest Products Association from 1984-89. From 1976-84 he served in several positions for the
        American Paper Institute/National Forest Products Association, a consortium of national trade associations. From 1974-75
        he worked as a staff assistant for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management in Billings, Mont., and
        Washington, D.C.
             Rey is a native of Canton, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife management, a Bachelor of Science
        degree in forestry, and a Master of Science degree in natural resources policy and administration, all from the University of
        Michigan in Ann Arbor.

                                                      Instream Water Rights on Public Lands
                                          Saturday March 27 @ 9:30 - 11:00 am in Wood Hall, Room 8

  Karen Allston, Executive Director, The Center for Environmental Law & Policy
             Karen received her Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University, cum laude, and a BA in Communications from the Uni-
        versity of Washington. Karen oversees staff, program and policy development, and fiscal management. She works closely
        with CELP's Board of Directors to help CELP achieve its goals. Karen is widely recognized as an expert in water law and
        policy, and a frequent speaker and presenter at "world of water" events in the Pacific Northwest. Before joining CELP in
        October 2001, she represented the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe for six years, where, as in-house counsel she focused on litiga-
        tion and policy advocacy in water law and natural resource issues.

  Joe Mentor, Jr., Mentor Law Group, PLLC
        J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1982
        B.A., History (Minor in Politics/Government), University of Puget Sound, 1979
        Hometown: Bremerton, Washington
             Joe concentrates his law practice in the areas of water resources, and land use, natural resources development. He works
        with public agencies, Indian tribes and private companies to achieve their legislative, policy, business and environmental
        compliance objectives. Joe also advises private and public sector clients on funding issues and water-related legislation be-
        fore the Washington State Legislature.

  Martha Pagel, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, PC
             Martha Pagel, a recognized leader in water policy and water management, brings more than 17 years of experience with
        state government, having served Oregon's past four governors in various offices related to Natural Resources Management.
        For eight years she served as Director of the Oregon Water Resources Department, where she focused on the relationship
        between state water rights and federal regulatory laws such as the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act.
             She was recognized by The Oregonian as a "bureaucrat to remember" for her skill in consensus building and effective
        problem-solving in complex natural resource issues.
             Ms. Pagel has also served as Director of the Oregon Division of State Lands. She was Senior Policy Advisor for Natural
        Resources to Governor Barbara Roberts, and was an Assistant Attorney General in the Natural Resources Section of the Ore-
        gon Department of Justice.
             Ms. Pagel assists a wide range of clients on water related matters from regional utilities involved in hydroelectric project
        re-licensing to small family farms.

     Voluntary Grazing Permit Buyout Legislation - Current Trends in Public Lands Grazing
                            Saturday March 27 @ 1:45 - 3:15 pm in McCarty Classroom Complex, Room 2

  Andy Kerr, The Larch Company, LLC
             Andy Kerr directs the National Public Lands Grazing Campaign that seeks to enact a government buyout program of federal
        grazing permits. However, Kerr is best known for his two decades with the Oregon Natural Resources Council, the organization
        best known for having brought you the northern spotted owl. He has lectured at all of the state's leading universities and colleges
        and at Yale and Harvard Universities. Kerr has appeared numerous times on national television news and feature programs and has
        published numerous articles on environmental matters. He is a dropout of Oregon State University. Kerr also participated, by per-
        sonal invitation of President Clinton, in the Northwest Forest Conference held in Portland in 1993 for which Willamette Week gave
        Kerr a "No Surrender Award." In a feature on Mr. Kerr, Time magazine titled him a "White Collar Terrorist," referring to his effec-
        tiveness in working within the system and striking fear in the hearts of those who exploit Oregon's natural environment.

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
  Fred Otley, Former President, Oregon Cattlemen’s Association
             Fred is a fourth generation cattle rancher from Diamond Oregon in southeastern Oregon. His great-grandfather came to
        the area in 1886 keeping a daily diary for many years about daily life and survival, wildlife sightings, weather, and environ-
        mental conditions. Fred Otley has a dual degree in Range Management and Agricultural and Resource Economics from Ore-
        gon State University. He worked on a number of different regional economic studies and grazing fee studies. Fred's family
        has hosted a number of university and environmental groups on field trips. They also provided land for long-term and inten-
        sive ecological, watershed and water quality scientific studies over the last l6 years. Fred was president of the Oregon Cattle-
        men's Association in 1996 and 1997 and has served on many cattle industry resource management, water and environmental
        monitoring committees at the state and national levels for many years.

  Laurie Rule, Staff Attorney, Advocates for the West
             Laurie is a staff attorney with Advocates for the West, a non-profit environmental law firm that is based in Boise,
        Idaho. She works on a variety of cases, including those involving Endangered Species Act claims, Clean Air Act claims,
        grazing issues, water law issues, and public land issues. Laurie is a 2001 graduate of Northwestern School of Law at Lewis
        and Clark College, with a certificate in environmental and natural resource law. Before joining Advocates, she served as law
        clerk to the Hon. Thomas G. Nelson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. During 1992-1998, Laurie worked as a
        fish and wildlife biologist with the U.S. Forest Service and as a private consultant.

  US Representative Earl Blumenauer, 3rd District, Oregon (invited)

                            Destination Unknown - the Future of Mt. Hood’s Northeast Side:
                                          Resort Developments in Wilderness
                                           Saturday March 27 @ 1:45 - 3:15 pm in Wood Hall, Room 8

  Ralph Bloemers, Co-Executive Director, Cascade Resources Advocacy Group
             Ralph grew up on a Gouda cheese farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and after graduating from high school
        he left to study Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He enrolled at Willamette Law School after a stay
        in Germany. An externship at 1000 Friends and a fellowship at the Nature Conservancy whetted his palate for environ-
        mental, land use and natural resources work. Ralph graduated from Willamette Cum Laude in 1998. He then went on to
        practice Intellectual Property, Securities and Finance law at an established Portland law firm for almost three years where
        Ralph was able to gain extensive experience with the nuts and bolts of running a law practice. Ralph left to commit his en-
        ergy to build upon his pro bono endeavors to progressive causes and founded CRAG.

  Chris Winter, Co-Executive Director, Cascade Resources Advocacy Group
             Chris Winter received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1994 and then graduated from the Univer-
        sity of Michigan Law School in 1998, where he focused on environmental and natural resources law. For three years he prac-
        ticed environmental law at Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, Oregon. He also donated time to serve the environmental commu-
        nity pro bono during those three years and has been practicing public interest environmental law full time since founding
        CRAG. When Chris isn't working, he spends time in the mountains. His passion for high, wild places has led him across the
        continental United States and to remote locations in Asia, Africa and Europe.

  Doug Jones, Lands and Permit Specialist, Hood River Ranger District
            Raised near Cleveland, OH, Doug Jones met Justice William Douglas while attending a party at the Case-Western Re-
        serve Law School in the late 1960’s. Justice Douglas encouraged Doug to head west and to work with natural resources.
        Doug took the advice to heart and graduated with a B.S in Outdoor Recreation and Forestry from Utah State University in
        1977. He has worked for the U.S. Forest Service for twenty-five years in Colorado, Oregon, California, and Washington and
        currently serves as a permit specialist with the Mt. Hood National Forest. Dave and his wife run a small organic farm in
        north central Oregon. He enjoys skiing, white water rafting, and photography.

  Dave Riley, Vice President and General Manager, Mt. Hood Meadows
             Dave has some 17 years experience working with mountain resorts. He has worked at: Keystone Resort, Colorado; An-
        gel Fire Resort, New Mexico; Jackson Hole Resort, Wyoming; and is currently the Vice President and General Manager for
        Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort and Cooper Spur Mountain Resort in Oregon. He is currently the Chair of the Pacific North-
        west Ski Areas Association and is on the Public Lands Committee and Environmental Committee of the National Ski Areas
        Association. Dave holds a B.S. degree from Mesa State College, Colorado. He is an avid mountain and road biker and enjoys
        alpine skiing and telemark skiing in the back country.

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
                                                              Workshop Leaders
                                                        How to “Green” Your Career Services
                                   Workshop: Friday March 26 @ 8:30 - 9:30 am in Wood Hall, Room 7

  Libby Davis, Director of Career Services, Lewis & Clark Law School
             Elizabeth A. Davis is the Director of Career Services at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. She is also the
        Director of Public Interest Programming and oversees the Pro Bono Honors Program. A 1993 cum laude graduate of Lewis
        & Clark’s Law School, Davis was in private practice before joining the Law School as the Alumni Director. Since 1995,
        Davis has worked in Career Services, with primary responsibility for career-related programming and events. She also coun-
        sels law students and graduates on career development and writes and edits the law school’s alumni publications.
             Davis is a member of the Oregon State Bar, Oregon Women Lawyers, Multnomah Bar Association and the National
        Association for Law Placement. She also serves on the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation Board of Directors.

     The On-line Environmental Public Interest Center (EPIC): A Demonstration and Discus-
      sion on How to Use the Web toConnect Law Students to Environmental Opportunities
                                   Workshop: Friday March 26 @ 8:30 - 9:30 am in Wood Hall, Room 8

  Dan Worth, NAELS Executive Director

  Rhett Lawrence, Environmental Advocate, OSPIRG
             Rhett Lawrence is OSPIRG's environmental advocate, directing the clean water and toxics programs. He lobbied and
        testified in the 2001 and 2003 legislative sessions on clean water and other public health related issues. He directs OSPIRG's
        Clean Willamette Project and is an active member of the Portland Harbor Citizen Advisory Group, working to accomplish
        the best possible cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund site. In addition to work directly related to the river, he advocates
        to the legislature and state agencies for citizens' right-to-know about toxic use and release, clean water enforcement, pollu-
        tion prevention, prohibiting toxic ingredients from fertilizer and other products, and the elimination of persistent bioaccumu-
        lative toxins (PBTs) from Oregon's environment. He graduated from Emory University and received his Juris Doctor from
        the University of Georgia School of Law. He practiced environmental law in Savannah, Georgia, and served as a Legal Ser-
        vices attorney in rural south Georgia prior to joining the staff of OSPIRG in December 2000.

                                  Strategic Planning for Your Environmental Student Group
                                Workshop: Saturday March 27 @ 8:30 - 9:30 am in Wood Hall, Room 7

  Lin Harmon-Walker, Assistant Director Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program, Lewis &
     Clark Law School
            Lin Harmon, JD is the Assistant Director of Lewis & Clark Law School’s Environmental & Natural Resources Law Pro-
        gram. She teaches the Environmental Negotiation & Mediation course at the law school. Lin was an active member of
        Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law Caucus and other environmental student groups during law school. After graduating in
        1991, Lin spent five years in private practice and four years as executive director of nonprofit organizations (Friends of
        Trees and the Oregon Mediation Association) before joining the law school faculty. Her strategic planning experience
        comes from her executive directing as well as service on various boards and commissions, including National Alliance for
        Community Trees and the Sustainable Portland Commission.

                                                                           Clinical Education
                                Workshop: Saturday March 27 @ 8:30 - 9:30 am in Wood Hall, Room 8

  Leah Helsten, NAELS Governing Board At-Large Representative and Clinical Task Force Co-Chair, Cali-
  fornia Western School of Law
  Lynda Lancaster, NAELS Governing Board At-Large Representative and Clinical Task Force Co-Chair,
  Valparaiso University School of Law

Public Lands Management at the Crossroads: Balancing Interests in the Twenty-First Century        NAELS Conference 2004 - Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - March 26 - 28, 2004
     I believe we are past the stage of national existence

when we could look on complacently at the individual who

skinned the land and was content, for the sake of three

years’ profit for himself, to leave a desert for the children of

those who were to inherit the soil. I think we have passed

that stage.

                                         - Theodore Roosevelt

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