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Inundated coastlines. Acidifying oceans. Shifting fish populations. Communities increasingly at risk. The ocean and coastal environment is rapidly changing—and so too are management, legal, and policy concerns. The 2016 UC Davis Environmental Law Symposium will explore timely, critical issues concerning California’s coastline, rivers, and near-shore ocean environment by bringing together legal and policy authorities from government agencies, tribal sovereignties, science and academia, nonprofit organizations, private practice, and individual communities. The day-long event will feature panels addressing adaptation strategies and legal challenges arising from rising sea levels along the California coastline, challenges and solutions in managing marine and anadromous fisheries, legal opportunities to address localized ocean acidification, and the interaction of federal entities, state laws, and tribal sovereigns in managing coastal resources.

Breakfast, lunch, and a light reception will be provided. Registration is requested.