Published: June 23, 2020

Seventh Annual Martz Winter Symposium: A Green New Deal for Public Lands?

Friday, February 28, 2020

The Seventh Annual Clyde O. Martz Winter Symposium will probe a provocative set of questions about the past and future of one third of our nation’s lands.  Challenges to be addressed include: Are current public land laws and management regimes sufficient to tackle the overwhelming problem of climate change?  Do the public lands serve all of the public, including historically marginalized groups?  Should public lands management be integrated into the broader ecological, economic, and social fabric?  How should public land managers address changing visitation and access patterns in the age of the internet and social media?  Our panelists come from diverse backgrounds, professions, and points of view, and they will address these questions in visionary and practical ways. The conference is for all who enjoy our public lands as well as those who want to learn more about them.