Virtual Environmental Conference

March 1, 2021 - 12:00 PM
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

Yaquina River during a king tide, a preview of climate-change-related flooding.\Photo by Rena Olson, with support from Lighthawk.

The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC), founded and run by University of Oregon law students, has evolved into the state’s most broad-based conference on environmental law and conservation activism.  Talks and panel discussions tend to focus more on policy and means of engagement than on background science and natural history.  The PIELC this year runs from noon on Monday, March 1, through Sunday, March 6.  The entire conference is free and open to all.

Like so many other events, the conference has moved online during the pandemic era.  This has the virtue of making its many sessions available to audiences anywhere.  Subject matter this year ranges from technical discussion of environmental law to Indigenous resource use. 

To see the schedule, and find links to each individual session, go here.