The Florida State University College of Law and the Environmental and Land Use Section of The Florida Bar present
Monday, November 8, 2004, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
The D'Alemberte Rotunda
Welcome by Melinda Parks, President, Florida State University College of Law Environmental Law Society
Conclusions by Jill Cabai and Adam Schwarz, Florida State University College of Law Environmental Certificate Program
Reception to follow forum
Florida Bar CLE credit is available
The FSU College of Law Environmental Forum Series is intended to help educate the public about timely environmental issues by providing a neutral forum for the discussion of these issues. This fall's Forum will focus on Florida's springs. The springs have been called "an ecological treasure that exists nowhere else on earth." The springs also have important implications for Florida's economy, both because of their potential value and because of their potential impacts on local property values and development potential. Many of these springs face significant challenges to the quality of their waters, and to the quantity of water they produce. Presenters will discuss the importance of springs to the State; the challenges that Florida faces in protecting the springs; the strategies currently being used to protect the Springs; and prospects for success and possible opportunities to improve upon existing approaches.
Janet Bowman is the Legal Director of 1000 Friends of Florida, Inc. where she advises citizens on participation in the growth management process, engages in land use litigation and lobbies the legislature regarding growth management issues. Prior to joining 1000 Friends of Florida in 2002, she served as the Staff Attorney for the Florida Senate Committee on Comprehensive Planning, Local and Military Affairs. Ms. Bowman served as an Assistant General Counsel to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection from 1990-1995. She received her J.D., with honors, from the Florida State University College of Law in 1987 and her B.A. in public policy and environmental studies from New College of Florida.
Angela Chelette graduated from Florida State University in 1989 with a B.S. in geology and spent three years in the Army Corps of Engineersstationed in the Pacificbefore moving back to Tallahassee. After a brief stint in consulting, Ms. Chelette joined the staff of the Northwest Florida Water Management District in 1994. Her first three years at the District were spent in the Resource Regulation Division, assessing and processing consumptive use permit applications. From 1997 to 2004, she worked in the Resource Management Division, Bureau of Ground Water, taking part in various research projects primarily related to northwest Florida's ground water and springs. Since March 2004 she has been Chief of the Bureau of Ground Water Regulation.
Charles Gauthier has worked in the areas of environmental protection and growth management for 27 years. In April of 1999, he was appointed Chief of the Florida Department of Community Affairs' Bureau of Local Planning. Prior to that, he served at the DCA as a Growth Management Administrator with review responsibility for comprehensive plans and developments of regional impacts within one-third of the state. He has also served as Chief Planner and Manager of Comprehensive Planning for Collier County and Principal Planner and Zoning Manager for Lee County. Mr. Gauthier received a B.A. degree in geography from University of South Florida, a Master of Science in geography from Florida State University, and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners
Nancy Linnan is the managing shareholder for the Tallahassee office of Carlton Fields. She practices primarily in the areas of environmental, land use and administrative law and government consulting. Prior to joining Carlton Fields, Ms. Linnan served as Assistant Secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs, and before that worked as Assistant Deputy Attorney General and Chief, Division of Cabinet Affairs for the Florida Attorney General. Her governmental service also included appointment as Assistant General Counsel for Governor Reubin O'D. Askew and Assistant General Counsel for the Florida Department of Administration. Ms. Linnan graduated from Dickinson College in 1970, with a B.A. in history and political science. She received her J.D., with honors, from Florida State University College of Law in 1974.
Jim Stevenson retired as a senior biologist with the Department of Environmental Protection in 2003. Mr. Stevenson began his career with the Department as a park ranger while attending the University of South Florida. He served as Chief Biologist for the Florida State Park System for 20 years during which time he developed the educational and land management programs for the state park system. Mr. Stevenson organized and coordinates spring basin working groups for Wakulla Springs and Ichetucknee Springs. He was Chairman of the Florida Springs Task Force that developed a protection strategy for Florida's springs and was Director of the Governor's Florida Springs Initiative that implemented springs protection projects. In recognition of his dedication to the protection of Florida's springs, the State of Florida named a spring on the Suwannee River "Stevenson Spring" in his honor.
David Markell, Moderator
David Markell is the Steven M. Goldstein Professor at Florida State University College of Law. Several of his publications have received national awards. He is co-author of a leading environmental law casebook, Environmental Protection: Law and Policy, (Glicksman, Markell, Mandelker, Tarlock, and Anderson)(Aspen Law & Business 4th ed. 2003). Professor Markell has taught numerous courses on environmental law, as well as administrative law, land use and torts.
Environmental and Land Use Law at FSU The College of Law has developed a reputation as one of the nation's top environmental and land use programs. In 2001, the law school launched an innovative Environmental and Land Use Certificate Program that provides students with a strong foundation in the area. In addition to an extensive environmental curriculum, students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through externships with government agencies and environmental groups. Law school faculty members are recognized nationally for their scholarship and other contributions to the field. They have authored numerous casebooks, articles, and other publications, several of which have won national awards.
FSU's Environmental Law Society
Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law