The 28th Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite® was another tremendous success! Over 650 participants enjoyed excellent speakers and panel presentations on a wide array of California environmental topics, fun and challenging outdoor activities in beautiful weather in Yosemite National Park, and many opportunities to network with friends old and new.
We were also pleased to offer several new features at this year’s conference, including a mentorship program pairing experienced conference-goers with new attendees, a screening of several movies from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, a networking breakfast for women in environmental law, a conference app with details about the conference and an opportunity for attendees to connect, and a special presentation Sunday afternoon on diversity in the national parks. It was also an honor to recognize the recipient of our annual Lifetime Achievement Award, Mike Sherwood, a longtime attorney with Earthjustice. And of course, we are grateful to our conference sponsors, who help to make our conference an annual success.
We hope you enjoyed the conference and will return next year. If you have suggestions for topics or activities for the 2020 Yosemite conference, please send them to: Environmental@CALawyers.org.
Finally, please enjoy a few photos from this year’s conference. You may find others on various social media platforms by searching #ELSYosemite2019.