November 29, 2023

Can We Solve the Climate Crisis and Protect Wild Spaces?

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Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Institute for Climate, Water, and the Environment

Gonzaga Law School, Center for Law, Ethics, and Commerce


Free and open to the public


Hemmingson Auditorium, Gonzaga University and livestreaming online


Gonzaga Institute for Climate, Water, and the Environment


About This Event

Panel discussion on the topic “Can we solve the climate crisis and protect wild spaces?” The panel will consist of two senior attorneys from the Western Environmental Law Center, Matt Bishop and Kyle Tisdel, and Gonzaga faculty Greg Gordon (Chair of Environmental Studies and Sciences).

About the speakers:

  • Kyle's  work centers at the nexus of public lands and fossil fuel development, with the aim of aligning federal decision making with the demands of climate science, bringing a managed end to fossil fuel exploitation, and ensuring a just transition for indigenous and frontline communities that have endured generations of harms from fossil fuels. Kyle has been at WELC since 2011 and earned his law degree from Vermont Law School. 
  • Matt works on public lands issues throughout the West and leads the law center’s efforts to protect iconic Western predators including wolverines, Canada lynx, grizzly bears, and Mexican wolves. Matt is a graduate of Whitman College and earned his law degree from Vermont Law School.
  • After completing his BA in English from the University of Colorado, Greg spent the next five years working as a seasonal park ranger in Utah, Alaska, and Washington. In 1989, he moved to Montana to attend graduate school and then spent the next 20 years leading field studies programs in Utah, Montana, Canada, Chile, and Costa Rica. In 2005, he returned to the University to earn a PhD in History and was fortunate enough to land a position at Gonzaga in 2011.