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2014 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium: The Role of Planning in Federal Land Management

March 13, 2014 - March 14, 2014

Co-sponsored by:

  • George Washington University Law School
  • Environmental Law Institute
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • GW Journal of Energy and Environmental Law
  • GW Environmental Law Association


The George Washington University Law School, the University of Houston Law Center, and the Environmental Law Institute co-sponsored a conference to examine the role of planning in federal land management. Each of the principal federal land management agencies is required to engage in planning under its organic statute. The agencies also must conduct planning to comply with requirements under cross-cutting environmental and natural resource management laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act.

This conference explored how successfully the federal land management agencies and other agencies whose missions include protecting federal lands and resources have incorporated long-term planning practices into their resource management strategies and whether Congress’s vision of a management regime based on planning has improved protection and use of federal lands and resources. It also identified opportunities for improvement and innovation in current planning practices.

A complete agenda and list of speakers is available at the event site HERE.

Panels include:

  • Integrated Planning at Local/State/Regional Level
  • Wildlife Planning/Endangered Species Act
  • Climate Change Planning
  • Marine Planning
  • Wilderness Planning
  • Energy Planning

The links for the live webcast of the event are as follows (see HERE for the agenda which notes panel times):

March 13th:

9 AM to 12 PM : http://video.law.gwu.edu:8080/ess/echo/presentation/d57b852f-d3a0-4342-88c4-483b70cca054

12 PM to 2 PM: http://video.law.gwu.edu:8080/ess/echo/presentation/d869f7f9-69a1-4555-86d5-a6e7bf97c571

2 PM to 6 PM: http://video.law.gwu.edu:8080/ess/echo/presentation/8b02f320-cb0e-403d-b8f8-c36b84ad4823

March 14th:

9 AM to 12 PM: http://video.law.gwu.edu:8080/ess/echo/presentation/b602a42f-9548-4997-a3d9-047060bb4b0d

12 PM to 4 PM: http://video.law.gwu.edu:8080/ess/echo/presentation/2b086cd6-d158-4e58-985f-147dfc06487e