The 23rd Annual Red Clay Conference was held on Friday, March 4, 2011 in the University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk Hall. It highlighted legal and environmental issues effecting Georgia's coastline as growing population and tourism in the region effect the natural resources and habitat. Examined the Savannah port expansion, silviculture exemption to the Clean Water Act, and sea-level rise.

It was presented by the Environmental Law Association and the University of Georgia School of Law. It was sponsored by Professor Bertis Downs, R.E.M., Westlaw, LexisNexis, and the University of Georgia School of Law.


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Friday, March 4th
9:20 AM

Growth in Savannah

Otis S. Johnson, ayor, Savannah

Dean Rusk Hall

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

10:30 AM

Harbor Expansion in Georgia's Port City

Timothy L. Meyer, University of Georgia School of Law
Drew Ernst, Hunter Maclean
Blan Holman, Southern Environmental Law Center
Andrea Malloy, Coastal Conservation League

Dean Rusk Hall

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

11:45 AM

Coastal Growth: More People, More Planning

Jack Crowley, Master of Environmental Planning and Design
Philip L. Fortune, Smith, Currie & Hancock
Patty McIntosh, Melaver McIntosh
Don Stack, Stack & Associates

Dean Rusk Hall

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

1:45 PM

Abusing Exemptions: Silviculture Development

Bill Sapp, Southern Environmental Law Center
Frank Green, Georgia Forestry Commission
Richard Morgan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Tom Welborn, Wetlands Regulation Expert

Dean Rusk Hall

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Rising to the Challenge of Sea Level Rise

Jamie Baker Roskie, University of Georgia School of Law
Clark Alexander, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Steve Willis, Center for a Sustainable Coast

Dean Rusk Hall

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM