The Center promotes well-informed and sustainable policies for public land and resource management. In pursuit of this goal, we provide professional support and mentoring to the student-run Public Land Law Conference at the University of Montana School of Law, the longest running legal program dedicated to public land issues.
In support of the 2008 Public Land Law Conference, the Center facilitated a dialogue on public land policies for the new presidential administration with members of the National Advisory Board of the Public Land and Resources Law Review, resulting in a major policy report issued early in 2009. Center Senior Fellow Sarah Bates has spoken at a number of the public land law conferences, published three articles in the Public Land & Resources Law Review, and taught Public Land and Resources Law at the University of Montana School of Law in the Fall of 2011. She also mentors individual students interested in public resource law and policy.