12:15 – 1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
Utah and the Colorado Plateau feature some of America’s most iconic National Parks. These special and sacred places attract growing numbers of visitors from all over the world and they provide an enormous economic benefit to the region and the state. Are we taking our good fortune for granted? Multiple threats, issues, political maneuvers and just plain over-visitation are placing these fragile, unforgiving places that we love in great peril. This talk will provide a broad perspective on these challenging forces and offer multiple options we can consider to protect our precious landscapes and habitats.
David Nimkin is the Southwest Regional Director of the National Parks Conservation Association. Prior to NPCA, David served as chief of staff to Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson as well as a partner at Confluence Associates, a private firm engaged in sustainable development projects throughout the western United States and Mexico. He is the former state director of the Utah Small Business Development Centers, a program of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. David is the founder and long-time board chair of the Utah Microenterprise Loan Fund and he is the co-founder and current board co-chair of Buy Local First Utah. He has served as the first executive director for Salt Lake Neighborhood Housing Services and as president and CEO of the Corporate Fund for Housing in Los Angeles. David recently retired as a board member with High Country News, a paper for people who care about the West. He had served as its president.
1 hour of CLE (pending).
No registration required. Free and open to the public.
For questions about this event contact Erin (801) 585-3440.
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