March 26, 2019 - March 28, 2019

ELI’s Annual Western Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is an overview of environmental law from the top experts in the field. Boot Camp is designed primarily for attorneys and environmental managers new to environmental law, although more experienced professionals have found the course provides an efficient update as well. While the course has a strong legal focus, it is accessible to professionals other than lawyers, including corporate environmental managers, paralegals, and technical staff who would benefit from a more thorough understanding of environmental law.

ELI’s Western Boot Camp on Environmental Law® is led by carefully selected senior practitioners and environmental managers who provide a practical and pragmatic view of environmental law and policy issues likely to be encountered by those working in the field. Annual topics include sessions on: the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, project development and NEPA, environmental liability in business, CERCLA, RCRA, criminal enforcement, environmental ethics, product regulation, and a discussion of recent developments in climate change.

For information on future Boot Camps, please go HERE.


March 28, 2019

ELI is hosting a series of webinars on the policy, practice, and science of stream compensatory mitigation. Webinar topics are based on the findings and recommendations of the 2017 report Stream Mitigation: Science, Policy, and Practice and selected in coordination with an Advisory Committee of stream mitigation experts. The series will cover a range of issues from assessing stream functions and conditions to restoration approaches and long-term success of compensation projects. This ten-part series is funded by an EPA Wetland Program Development Grant.

Stream Compensatory Mitigation Webinar Series: Defining and Using Reference

One of the fundamental issues to address in the development of any functional assessment methodology is the definition of reference (e.g. the use of a single or small number of reference sites picked for that project, use of upstream/downstream segments, use of large regional/statewide datasets). This webinar will include presentations on the different approaches to reference used and considerations for each.

Panelists include:
Art Parola, Director - University of Louisville Stream Institute; Principal - Riverine Solutions, LLC
Alan Herlihy, Professor – Oregon State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Barbara Doll, Extension Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – NC State University Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering


Alan Herlihy Presentation

Barbara Doll Presentation

Art Parola Presentation

Additional Information/Resources:
Visit ELI's resource page, The State of Stream Compensatory Mitigation: Science, Policy, and Practice