Environmental Law Symposium Flyer 2024

Environmental Law Symposium 2024

UC Davis' School of Law will host the 2024 Environmental Law Symposium on March 8, 2024 from 9:00am - 3:00pm in King Hall, Room 1001. Of special interest will be the topic of rewilding, the role of habitat restoration and species reintroduction in achieving climate resiliency. The symposium will feature three panels exploring the multiple benefits of habitat restoration, species reintroduction and how to address the potential legal, policy, and social challenges of rewilding. 

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Environmental Law Symposium Agenda

9 a.m. - Check-in 

Coffee and Light Breakfast

9:45 - 10 a.m. - Welcome

10 - 11 a.m. - Panel 1 - “Getting Acquainted: Species Management in California” - Learn about the history of species loss in California, how intentional restoration and species recovery management work in practice, and the role of climate change in thinking about such projects. 

  • Dr. Peter Alagona, UC Santa Barbara Faculty and Founder of The California Grizzly Research Network
  • Dr. Eric Post, Professor, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, UC Davis

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.Panel 2 - "Habitat Restoration & Species Reintroduction Projects in Practice” - Explore legal, social, and economic considerations of species management by examining specific habitat restoration and reintroduction case studies.

  • Jennifer Fearing, President, Fearless Advocacy 
  • Chris West, Senior Wildlife Biologist, Yurok Tribe Wildlife Department 
  • Brock Dolman, Program Director, Occidental Arts & Ecology Center  

12 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch

  • "Rewilding at home!" Learn about Friends of North Davis' Davis Ditch Project from Eric Newman.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Panel 3 - "Making Rewilding a Reality” - Using case studies as examples, discuss the successful elements of habitat restoration and species reintroduction projects and how they can help build more resilient and diverse systems.

  • Dr. Robert Lusardi, Assistant Professor, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, UC Davis
  • Mari Galloway, J.D., California Program Director, Wildlands Network

3 p.m. - Join us at a local brewery for a casual get together after the Symposium. Location to be announced!

This is an in-person event held at King Hall (UC Davis School of Law). Light breakfast and lunch will be served. 


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