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2017 Idaho Law Review Annual Symposium

Livestock Grazing on Public Lands:  Law, Policy & Rebellion

March 31, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

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Livestock grazing on western public lands is a complicated, and often hotly contested subject that deeply influences the economies of rural western places.  The Bureau of Land Management currently administers 8,000 permits and leases for livestock grazing, mostly cattle and sheep, on 21,000 allotments that cover nearly two-thirds of the country’s federal public lands.  How grazing is managed on such federal public lands, as well as state-owned and tribal lands, plays a singular role in the future of the rural West.  Conflicts over grazing have also proven an on-going source of anti-government sentiment, from the Seventies’ Sagebrush Rebellions to recent occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and the transfer of public lands movement.

The Idaho Law Review invites you to participate in its 2017 symposium, Livestock Grazing on Public Lands:  Law, Policy & Rebellion, to be held in Boise, Idaho on March 31, 2017.  

 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit

Pending approval by the Idaho State Bar for 7 Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Credits (MCLEs)

 

Keynote Presentation

This debate style keynote presentation will give UC Hastings Professor John Leshy and University of Idaho, College of Law Professor Richard Seamon each an opportunity to discussing their professional perspective on Utah State’s reclaim of federal lands.

 

Livestock Grazing on Public Lands: Law, Policy & Rebellion, An Idaho Law Review Symposium

 

The schedule below may be changed as more speakers are confirmed in the coming weeks.

 

8:30:  Introductions and welcome

 

9:00 – 10:30:  Solicitor's Panel:  The Past and Future of Livestock Grazing on Public Lands

Moderator: Stephen R. Miller, University of Idaho College of Law

John Leshy, Emeritus Harry D. Sunderland Distinguished Professor of Real Property Law, U.C. Hastings College of the Law; formerly Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior during Clinton administration

William Myers III, Partner, Holland & Hart, formerly Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior during George W. Bush administration

Bret Birdsong, Professor of Law, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, formerly Deputy Solicitor, U.S. Department of Interior during Obama administration

[Invited: Trump administration Solicitor’s Office representative]

                                     

10:45 – 12:15:  Species Conservation and Livestock Grazing

Moderator: Anne Corcoran Briggs, Attorney-Advisor, Boise Field Office, U.S. Department of the Interior

Cally Younger, Legal Counsel, Idaho Office of Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter

Sam Eaton, Deputy Administrator & Legal Counsel, Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation

Mara Hurwitt, Wild Horses and Livestock Grazing

Anthony L. Francois, Pacific Legal Foundation

Kristin Ruether, Western Watersheds Project

 

12:30 – 2:00:  Lunch & Debate:  The Transfer of Public Lands Movement

Moderator: Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho College of Law

John Leshy, Emeritus Harry D. Sunderland Distinguished Professor of Real Property Law, U.C. Hastings College of the Law; formerly Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior

Richard Seamon, Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law, formerly Assistant to the Solicitor General of United States, U.S. Department of Justice; co-author of the legal analysis prepared for the Utah Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands

 

2:15 – 3:45:  What is the Role of Government?:  Alternative Regulatory Structures for Livestock Grazing

Moderator:  Jerry Long, University of Idaho College of Law

John Nagle, John N. Matthews Professor of Law, The Law School, University of Notre Dame

Peter Appel, Alex W. Smith Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law

Rocky Barker, Idaho Statesman, Letters from the West columnist

W. Alan Schroeder, Schroeder & Lezamiz Law Offices, LLP

 

4:00 – 5:30:  Flexibility and Oversight:  Alternative Livestock Grazing Management Options

Moderator:  Anastasia Telesetsky, University of Idaho College of Law

Tim Murphy, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, State Director, Idaho

John Foltz, Professor & Special Assistant to the University of Idaho President for Agricultural Initiatives  

Melinda Harm Benson. Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of New Mexico

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RSVP for the 2017 Idaho Law Review Symposium

2017 Idaho Law Review Symposium
Friday, March 31, 2017 8:00 a.m. Idaho Water Center, Legacy Pointe Room 322 E Front St Boise, ID 83702

Attendance cost: $175.00 for MCLE Credit; $75.00 non-MCLE credit (or Government Employee for MCLE Credit, please use government email address during registration)

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