Environment & Natural Resources Law Section

The Environment & Natural Resources Law Section of the Idaho State Bar promotes the education, training and networking of attorneys practicing in the environmental law area. The section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the fourth Wednesday of the month, September through May (location TBD). The section also sponsors the Annual Environmental Law Seminar in late January.

Council Members | Section Membership | Meetings & Events | Meeting Minutes
Past CLE Materials | Newsletters | Legal Resources | Disclaimer

Council Members

Chairperson

Alison Michelle Nelson
Husch Blackwell LLP
209 Wilderness Way
Boise, ID 83716
Phone: (314) 338-7491
Fax: (314) 480-1505
ali.nelson@huschblackwell.com

Vice Chairperson

Elizabeth D. Swisher
U.S. Ecology
251 E. Front Street, Ste. 400
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 331-8400
Fax: (208) 331-7900
elizabeth.swisher@usecology.com

Secretary/Treasurer

Dylan Barnes Lawrence
Varin Wardwell
PO Box 1676
Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 907-1529
Fax: (866) 717-1758
dylanlawrence@varinwardwell.com

Past Chairperson

Andrea Lynn Courtney
Office of the Attorney General
1410 N. Hilton, 2nd Floor
Boise, ID 83706-1255
Phone: (208) 373-0494
Fax: (208) 373-0481
andrea.courtney@deq.idaho.gov

At Large Council Members

Jacob Kahle Becker
1020 W. Main Street, Ste. 400
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 333-1403
Fax: (208) 343-3246
kahle@kahlebeckerlaw.com

Emmi L. Blades
Office of the Attorney General
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 287-4809
Fax: (208) 287-6700
emmi.blades@idwr.idaho.gov

Meghan M. Carter
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0098
Phone: (208) 287-4810
Fax: (208) 287-6700
meghan.carter@idwr.idaho.gov

Bryan Hurlbutt
Advocates for the West, Inc.
PO Box 1612
Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 342-7024
bhurlbutt@advocateswest.org

Tyson Kay Nelson
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0010
Phone: (208) 334-4549
Fax: (208) 854-8072
tyson.nelson@ag.idaho.gov

Nicholas Alexander Warden
Fisher, Rainey & Hudson
910 W. Main Street, Ste. 254
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 345-7000
Fax: (208) 297-2689
naw@frhtriallawyers.com

 

Section Membership

If you are interested in joining the Environment & Natural Resources Law Section, complete the Section Registration Form .PDF and return with payment to Dayna Ferrero at the Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, Idaho 83701. Membership dues are as follows:

2014 Standard Membership Dues: $35
Attorneys Admitted to ISB Less Than 5 Years: $15
Law Students: $10

To view the section's by-laws, select: Environment & Natural Resources Law Section By-Laws PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

Meetings & Events

SECTION MEETINGS

The Environment & Natural Resources Law Section meets at 12:00 p.m. noon (MT) on the fourth Wednesday of the month - September through May (location to be announced). No meetings are held during the summer months of June, July or August. Dates for upcoming meetings are listed below.

October 22, 2014
November 26, 2014
December 24, 2014
January 28, 2015
February 25, 2015
March 25, 2015
April 22, 2015
May 27, 2015
September 23, 2015

To participate in the next scheduled meeting, you may RSVP at least 24-hours in advance, via email to Dayna Ferrero - please specify if you will be attending in-person or via telephone conference. A meeting agenda and/or any additional materials (if available) will be provided to all participants via email prior to the meeting and posted online for reference. NOTE: Section meeting dates may be subject to change and/or cancellation.

EVENTS

The Environment & Natural Resources Law Section of the Idaho State Bar is teaming up with the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley for a day of trail maintenance in the Boise Foothills. The plan is to meet on the morning of October 25th for 4-5 hours of work (ocation to be determined).

The Land Trust will provide the tools and direction; the Section will provide the elbow grease. This is a great opportunity to get out of the office and into the field. It’s also a chance to learn what goes into creating and conserving the trail system that so many of us enjoy. Friends and family are welcome to participate, so please join us!

  • October 25, 2014, starting at 9:00 a.m.
  • TBD (details forthcoming at the October 22nd ENR Section meeting)
  • Wear clothes and closed-toe footwear suitable for working outside (work gloves and tools will be provided). Be sure to bring a snack and something to drink.
  • Be prepared to work rain or shine (unless it’s really pouring).

If you are planning to attend or have any questions, please contact Mark Cecchini-Beaver.

Meeting Minutes PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

September 24, 2014
November 14, 2013
October 23, 2013
April 24, 2013

Past CLE Materials PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

March 26, 2014
Prof. Jerry Long - Teton Creek Restoration

November 14, 2013
Mark Cecchini Beaver, JD, MS - The Columbia River Treaty Past, Present, and Future

March 27, 2013
David J. Beardall - Unintentional Overprotection of GM Plant Intellectual Property

February 27, 2013
Greg Friend - Wind Energy 101 (with some Solar Flair)

November 28, 2012
Don Smurthwaite - Through the Haze: Twelve Basic Questions and Answers about Wildfire

October 24, 2012
Sheryl Musgrove - Sustainability & the Law

September 26, 2012
Nicholas Peak - Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs): CWA Authorities and Revisions to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) CAFO Rule

June 27, 2012
Kelsey J. Nunez - Greening Your CC&Rs

May 23, 2012
Elizabeth M. Donick - Recent Urban Agriculture Revisions to the Boise City Code & Local Food Musings

October 26, 2011
Eric Christensen - BPA’s Environmental Redispatch – The Wind Hits The Fan

May 27, 2009
Senator Kate Kelly - 2009 Legislative Session Wrap-up

March 18, 2009
Stimulating Idaho’s Infrastructure: The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Effect on Idaho’s State Revolving Funds

January 14, 2009
Garrick Baxter - The Coeur d'Alene Spokane River Basin Adjudication

September 17, 2008
Robert Wilkosz - State of Idaho’s Carbon Footprint Inventory -What Path is Idaho On

May 28, 2008
Senator Kate Kelly - 2008 Legislative Session Wrap-up

Newsletters PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

Winter 2010
Fall 2009
Summer-Fall 2009
Spring-Summer 2009

Spring 2009

Winter-Spring 2009
Winter 2008 - 2009
Fall 2008

Legal Resources

Links to Legal Resources

Disclaimer

The Environment & Natural Resources Law Section of the Idaho State Bar presents information on this web site as a service to our members and others who provide legal services to or are interested in the fields of environmental and natural resources law. Our goal is to provide information, education and networking in this complex and wide ranging area of the law.

While we strive to be accurate and timely, and therefore hope to be a valuable resource to users of this site, nothing contained herein should be construed as legal advice and we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or the other sites to which we link.

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