Public Interest Environmental Law Conference 2017

Join Oregon Wild staff, colleagues, and supporters at the premiere environmental law conference in the country! The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), held each year at the University of Oregon Law School in Eugene, brings together attorneys, practitioners, students, and activists from around the world to explore panel and keynote topics as interesting and diverse as environmental justice around fracking to wolf recovery in Oregon. 

The conference is free, open to the public, and a great chance to learn more about all kinds of issues important to Oregon Wild's work. More info at

Oregon Wild volunteers and staff can be found all weekend at our informational table in the Law School lobby, and staff are speaking on the following panels (though there are many more pertinent to the issues we work on!): 

How Wolves, Condors, and Sea Otters Could Change the Landscape of Conservation in Oregon
​Friday, March 3, 10:05am, EMU 104: Coquille Room

The Citizens of Rockaway Beach Oregon: How One Community Started to Fight for Their Drinking Water, and Ended Up Fighting for Us All
Friday, March 3, 4:00pm, LAW 282

Forests & Water in Western Oregon: How Nature's Filter Provides for Our Communities
Friday, March 3, 4:00pm, EMU 104: Coquille Room

The War on Public Lands: Armed Militias, White Supremacists, and the Plot to Sell the West 
Saturday, March 4, 10:35am, LAW 110

Crater Lake and Climate Change 
Saturday, March 4, 2:30pm, EMU 145: Crater Lake South Room