Environmental Law Conference Panel Features WRA ESA Expert

WRA’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) expert Ken Sanchez will join a panel at the 2017 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®. Session 27: Receding and Advancing Jurisdictional Boundaries and the Interplay Between Federal and State Wetlands and Species Regulations will take place Sunday, October 22nd at 11 a.m.

The panel will provide a comprehensive overview of recent developments in case law and administration at the federal and state level, with a particular focus on possible trends and future issues of concern over streams, wetlands, and endangered species. Session participants include moderator Eric Biber, University of Berkeley School of Law; and panelists Clark Morrison, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP and Deborah Sivas, Stanford Law School.

Prior to joining WRA in 2016, Ken spent more than 28 years in state and federal government service, working for The California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He is considered a national expert in Section 7 ESA consultation with federal agencies and led the listing program in the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office for more than 12 years.

About the Conference

The Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite® is nationally recognized as the largest and most prestigious gathering in California of leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources law. Attorneys who are actively practicing law in California must complete ongoing legal training, Minimum Continuing Legal Education – MCLE. While this and the other concurrent sessions are sponsored by the State Bar of California and will satisfy these requirements, the conference is open to all interested individuals. For more information, please visit the conference website.