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Natural Resource Law Expert Keiter to Speak at Gonzaga Law School Feb. 22

Robert Keiter, a professor of natural resources law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinley College of Law, will discuss “The Affects of Climate Change Law and Policy on Wildlife” at noon, Friday, Feb. 22, in Room 143 of the Gonzaga University School of Law (721 N. Cincinnati St.). The free lecture is open to the public with refreshments provided by the GU Environmental Law Caucus.

Effects of Climate Change Law, Policy on Wildlife

SPOKANE, Wash. – Robert Keiter, a professor of natural resources law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinley College of Law, will discuss “The Effects of Climate Change Law and Policy on Wildlife” at noon, Friday, Feb. 22, in Room 143 of the Gonzaga University School of Law (721 N. Cincinnati St.). The free lecture is open to the public with refreshments provided by the GU Environmental Law Caucus.

Keiter has been published extensively in the field of ecosystems and resource management, focusing on the National Parks system, specifically within the Northwestern U.S. By focusing questions of climate change through a lens of ecosystem and resource management, Keiter brings a unique perspective to an intense debate.

Keiter’s books include “Keeping Faith With Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America’s Public Lands” (Yale University Press 2003); “Reclaiming the Native Home of Hope: Community, Ecology, and the West” (University of Utah Press, 1998); and “The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Redefining America’s Wilderness Heritage” (Yale University Press 1991). In addition, Keiter has written numerous book chapters and journal articles on public lands and natural resource law, addressing such topics as national parks, ecosystem management, wildfire policy, and biodiversity conservation.

He serves on the boards of the National Parks Conservation Association, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, and the University of Utah’s Institute for Clean and Secure Energy. Keiter served as a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal (1993).

For more information, contact Evan Klein, president of the Gonzaga Environmental Law Caucus via email [eklein@lawschool.gonzaga.edu]; or contact Andrea Parrish, digital media specialist at Gonzaga Law School at (509) 313-3771 or via e-mail.

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