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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


Washington, DC (and via live webcast)

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


Panel Slides:

"Planning for Energy Development in Canada" - Allan Ingelson

"Military Installations: The Other Public Lands" - Dale Goble

"The Wilderness Act in an Era of Golbal Chance" - Gregory Aplet

"Demand Management and Grazing in the Great Basin" - Hillary Hoffmann

"The National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy" - Mark Salvo

"Rethinking Public Land Use Planning" - Mark Squillace

"Conserving Great Sage Grouse" - Jim Lyons

"Federal Offshore Wind" - Ned Farquhar

"Integrating State and Regional Plans and Programs into Federal Public Land Management" - Robert Fischman

"A Historical Look at Planning for Federal Public Lands: Adding Marine Spatial Planning to the Field" - Robin Craig

"Three Twists on the Theme of Federal Land Planning" - Zygmunt Plater