Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®

Thursday-Sunday, October 22-25, 2015
Tenaya Lodge
1122 Highway 41
Fish Camp, California (“The Gateway to Yosemite”)

Qualifies for 11.25 Hours MCLE Credit, of which1.5 Hours Applies to Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

September 21: Hotel Reservation Deadline

October 15: Registration Deadline

You can now REGISTER LINE for this program. Please note: online registration will close at the registration deadline.

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. We hope you will join us and many of our nation’s top environmental officials, lawyers, and other professionals in the spectacular setting of Yosemite.

Following a long tradition of outstanding conferences, the year's event will feature an exciting line-up of speakers including California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Matthew Rodriquez, Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Professor Manual Pastor, Professor Jody Freeman, Professor Richard Lazarus, photographer James Balog, and many others.

Conference Program Materials and Merchandise

Conference registrants will receive a USB storage device with an electronic version of all program materials complements of West, a Thomson Reuters business. Before the Conference attendees will receive a link with information on how to review and download the program materials from the Internet. It may be helpful to review a program’s reference materials before the class, so please take a moment to check the materials for classes you plan to attend. This website is not available to the public, and access is given only to Conference registrants. Late-breaking supplemental materials not available before the Conference will be added to this site at a later date. We are pleased to announce that wireless Internet service will be available in all education program rooms, compliments of Caldwell Leslie & Proctor PC.

This year attendees receive a souvenir Conference water bottle sponsored by Greenberg Glusker LLP, and a signature tote bag. The annual Conference t-shirt will be available for pre-purchase on the registration form. Conference products are available while supplies last. 


Essential Information
Hotel Reservations
Program Schedule
Scholarship Information
Printable Brochure
Mail or Fax Reg. Form

Yosemite National Park - Celebrating 150 Years

2015 Yosemite Conference Planning Committee

Christopher Calfee, Co-Chair Office of Planning and Research Sacramento

Angela Howe, Co-Chair Surfrider Foundation San Clemente

Active Executive Committee Members on the Yosemite Planning Committee

  • Scott Birkey, San Francisco
  • Alexander “Sandy” Crockett, San Francisco
  • Amy E. Gaylord, San Francisco
  • Deborah Halberstadt, Oakland
  • Marc Luesebrink, Seattle, WA
  • Gary Lucks, Walnut Creek
  • Osha R. Meserve, Sacramento
  • Letitia D. Moore, San Francisco
  • Ryan Waterman, San Diego
  • Jon Welner, San Francisco
  • Chip Wilkins, Sacramento

Additional and generous help from Environmental Law Section Advisors

The State Bar of California is an approved MCLE Providers. Topics, speakers and schedules are subject to change