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After Irene: Law and Policy Lessons for the Future

A symposium presented by Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association, and Freshwater Working Group

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Friday, April 20, 2012
Vermont Law School
Chase Community Center

Credits available from Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association and American Bar Association

Schedule

Introduction
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.

Panel 1: Irene and Its Aftermath
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Geo Honigford, Owner/Operator, Hurricane Flats Organic Farm
Michael Kline, Program Manager, Rivers Program, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Sue Minter, Irene Recovery Officer for the State of Vermont

Panel 2: Dealing with Disaster in the Era of Climate Change
9:55 - 11:10 a.m.

Michael Dorsey, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College
Christopher Kilian, Vice President & Director, Conservation Law Foundation Vermont
Patrick Parenteau, Professor, Senior Counsel to the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School
Gavin Smith, Research Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina

Panel 3: Flood Hazards & Land Use
11:20 a.m - 12:35 p.m.

Kari Dolan, Program Manager, Ecosystem Restoration Program, VT Department of Environmental Conservation
Noelle MacKay, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Economic Development
Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Lisa Grow Sun, Associate Professor of Law, Brigham Young University

Luncheon

12:35 - 2:00 p.m

Panel 4: National Disaster Policies
2:10 - 3:25 p.m.

Tom Berry, Policy Advisor for Agriculture, Conservation, Energy, and Natural Resources to U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy
Rob Evans, River Corridor and Floodplain Manager, Rivers Program, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Christine Klein, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Justin Pidot, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Panel 5: Creating a More Resilient Vermont
3:35 - 4:50 p.m.

David Deen, Vermont State Representative; Chair, Vermont House Committee on Fish, Wildlife, and Water Resources
Bob Irvin, President, American Rivers
David Mears, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
Deborah Markowitz, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Chuck Ross, Secretary of Agriculture, Vermont Agency of Agriculture
Joe Segale, Policy and Planning Manager, Policy Planning and Intermodal Development Vermont Agency of Transportation
Brian Shupe, Executive Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Closing Cocktail Reception

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

 
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Symposium Location
Vermont Law School
Chase Center
164 Chelsea Street
South Royalton, VT 05068

Disclaimer
Speakers and schedule are subject to change

Cancellations
Please email your cancellation notice to ptrombly@vermontlaw.edu by 5:00 p.m. EST, April 15, 2012.

Continuing Legal Education
Attorneys in attendance may earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. Vermont Law School is an accredited provider of CLE credits for Vermont, NewYork, and Pennsylvania; residents of other states should check with their state bar association for CLE credit guidelines.

Information
For general questions please contact Vermont Journal of Environmental Law:
Phone: (802) 831-1024
Email: vjel@vermontlaw.edu

 

Symposium Sponsors

VERMONT JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN PLANNING ASSOCIATION

FRESHWATER WORKING GROUP

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW SOCIETY

VERMONT PLANNERS ASSOCIATION