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2020 AEP State Conference

Postponed to November

The annual AEP Conference, originally scheduled to take place at Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite from April 19-22, has been postponed. The AEP Board of Directors and Conference Committee in collaboration with Tenaya Lodge have successfully rescheduled the conference for November 8-11, 2020.


The AEP Board of Directors and Conference Committee made this decision after taking into consideration the recommendation by California Governor Gavin Newsom, multiple California city and county representatives, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) to postpone conferences over 250 attendees to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Conference attendees who have already registered and are able to attend the conference from November 8-11 need not take action at this time. Those who have registered but are unable to attend November 8-11 may contact Candace Bynder to cancel for a full refund. For those who have yet to register, AEP will be re-opening the early registration rates effective immediately.


AEP appreciates your understanding as although this was a difficult decision to make, safety and health for our conference attendees are top priorities. We look forward to an informative and tranquil conference in beautiful Yosemite in November.







Natural Resource Regulation in California

For anyone seeking an understanding of the complexities of state and federal wetlands and endangered species permitting in California. This book is a resource for lawyers, students, teachers, planners, biologists, resource managers, local government officials, consultants, and members of the public It provides a useful guide that offers both a broad perspective and detailed information on the agencies, laws, regulations, and policies that govern the permitting process.

Finally, a one-stop guide to the complex world of natural resource regulations in California! Morrison and Birkey have written the most comprehensive book on this important subject to date. Although written from a legal perspective, it is very accessible to all. Morrison and Birkey’s book should be on the desk of all practitioners who work in California—consultants, government regulators, government infrastructure agency staff, engaged stakeholders, and environmental attorneys.
I will recommend it to all of my staff and colleagues.”

DAVID ZIPPIN, Vice President and Practice Leader,
Habitat Conservation Planning and Implementation, ICF

“Written by two of the state’s top legal practitioners, Natural Resource Regulation in California is a remarkably useful guide through the complexities of the federal and state laws that protect biological resources in California. I know of no other volume that so comprehensively—and clearly—addresses the legal principles and procedural steps that project applicants must follow in order to obtain the biological permits they need for their projects. This information is useful, though, not just to developers and other permittees, but also to the agency staff who regulate such parties and to environmental advocates and other members of the public concerned with protecting California’s extraordinary biological heritage.”

JIM MOOSE, Senior Partner, Remy Moose Manley, LLP


California Water, 3rd Edition

by Arthur L. Littleworth and Eric L. Garner

California Water, 3rd edition is a thoroughly updated edition of this concise guide to historical, legal and policy issues affecting water use in California. Covering new and emerging topics, including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, climate change and conservation, and features new maps of California’s major water supply systems and enhanced water quality content.

“Littleworth and Garner have achieved the impossible. They have untied California’s Gordian knot of water rights, laws, and policies and made them understandable for all. With California’s water management teetering on the edge of crisis, this timely book is critical for everyone working on and learning about the state’s challenges in an age of growing population, unsustainable water demand, and increasing climate change impacts.” - Mark Gold, Associate Vice Chancellor of Environment and Sustainability, UCLA

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