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Sublette Examiner
Volume 2, Number 5 - May 2, 2002
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Water law conference in Pinedale

Water law conference in Pinedale

The University of Wyoming will host a three-day conference in Pinedale in June called Water Law and Administration: A case study on the ditch bank."

The conference will be held June 20 through 23 and continuing legal education and academic credit for students and teachers are offered.

The program begins Thursday evening, June 20 at the Museum of the Mountain Man with a discussion of the "History and Policy Issues on the Colorado Headwaters," with a panel including Dan Budd, Former Wyoming State Engineers Floyd Bishop and Jeff Fassett, attorney Kim Cannon and moderator Anne MacKinnon.

Friday’s sessions include an introduction to Wyoming water law and changes. Topics covered under the day’s program include prior appropriation doctrine; key tenets, including beneficial use and changes of use; water law contrasts; and instream flow. Saturday’s program focuses on irrigation districts, and includes a field tour from Warren Bridge to east of Pinedale, while several panels of speakers guide topic-related discussions. Sunday, June 23, focuses on hydrology and riparian habitat.

The agenda for this interesting and educational conference is far too extensive to detail here. The registration fee is $55 for the entire three days. To pre-register by telephone, or to request more information, call Tom at the University of Wyoming at 1-877-733-3618, extension 2.

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