Talk by John Leshy hosted by Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program

March 2, 2022

Our Common Ground book cover and author John Leshy


On Tuesday, April 19, the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program will be hosting a talk by John Leshy. Leshy's new book, Our Common Ground, published by Yale University Press, was released on March 1. John Leshy is emeritus professor at U.C. Hastings College of the Law and former Solicitor (general counsel) of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The book is the first comprehensive history of America’s public lands – those managed by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management – in more than a half-century. It recounts the political decisions that led to the U.S. government stewarding this nearly one-third of the nation’s real estate primarily for conservation, recreation, and other broad public purposes. Leshy's talk will highlight the main themes of this history and lessons it offers for dealing with contemporary challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, and the dramatic increase in visitation.

This CLE has been approved by NM CLE for 1 general CLE credit.

Join us on Tuesday, April 19, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
UNM School of Law Room 2401

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