NATHAN J. BAKER
Staff Attorney,
Friends of the Columbia Gorge
333 SW 5th Ave., Suite 300
Portland, Oregon 97204
971-634-2026
nathan@gorgefriends.org

  

                 


LAW PRACTICE

I  am the Senior Staff Attorney for Friends of the Columbia Gorge. My principal area of practice is the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act and related rules. Other areas include Oregon and Washington land use and zoning, NEPA, SEPA, administrative law, energy siting, forest practices, wildlife, endangered species, and nonprofit corporations.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE, Portland, Oregon
Senior Staff Attorney, Apr. 2016–Present
Staff Attorney, Jan. 2001–Mar. 2016
Interim Legal Assistant, Nov. 2000–Dec. 2000

OREGON REAL ESTATE AND LAND USE DIGEST, OSB Real Estate & Land Use Section, Portland, Oregon
Assistant Editor, Nov. 2002–Nov. 2005

OUTLOOK, OSB Environmental & Natural Resources Section Newsletter, Portland, Oregon
Case Notes Editor, Oct. 2003–May 2005

PACIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY CENTER, Portland, Oregon
Law Clerk, May 1999–Aug. 1999

LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL, Portland, Oregon
Alternative Transportation Coordinator, June 1998–Apr. 1999

DANIELS & ROTHMAN, P.C., Athens, Georgia
Legal Secretary, May 1997–July 1997

FLAGPOLE MAGAZINE, Athens, Georgia
Freelance Writer, Feb. 1997–July 1997

GEORGIA ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY INSTITUTE, Athens, Georgia
Intern, Sep. 1996–Mar. 1997

EDUCATION


LEWIS & CLARK LAW SCHOOL, Portland, Oregon
J.D. and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, May 2000
Class Standing: Top Third

Law Review: Environmental Law, Form and Style Editor (1999–2000) and Ninth Circuit Review Member (1998–1999).

Activities: Student Bar Association, President (1999–2000), Secretary (1998–1999); Letter of the Law, Co-Editor-in-Chief (1999), Proofreader and Webmaster (1998–1999); Coalition Advocating Transportation Sensibility, Co-Founder (1997–2000).

Awards: Law Review Excellence Award (2000), Natural Resources Law Institute Environmental Leadership Award (2000), Cornelius Honor Society Award (2000), Pro Bono Honors Award (2000), Law Review Super Source Checker Award (1999), Natural Resources Scholarship (1997–2000).

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, Athens, Georgia
B.S.A. magna cum laude,
Environmental Economics and Management, and Certificate in Environmental Ethics, Mar. 1997.
Class Standing: 19 of 394,
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

PUBLICATIONS


Review of Proposed Vancouver Oil Terminal Continues, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2017, at 9.

BNSF Agrees to Clean Up, Mitigate Coal Pollution in the Gorge, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2017, at 8.

Nathan J. Baker & James A. Fraser, Tall Firs, Zip-Lines, and Reserved Interest Deeds: An Assessment of the Effectiveness of Federal Conservation Easements in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, 46 ENVTL. L. 759 (2016).

Friends Battles Dirty Coal Trains in Court, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2016, at 6.

Michael Lang, Nathan Baker, & Steve McCoy, Conservation Advocacy and Legal Accomplishments, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2015-16 ANNUAL REPORT, at 4.

Friends Defends Conservation Easement in Federal Court, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2016, at 8.

Friends Stops Power Plant Proposed on Gorge Boundary, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2016, at 4.

Friends Legal Victory Will Help Protect Rural Gorge Landscapes, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2016, at 6.

Know Your Gorge: The Columbia Gorge Park, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2015, at 12.

Friends Challenges Whistling Ridge Project in Federal Court, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2015, at 6.

Michael Lang & Nathan Baker, Conservation Advocacy and Legal Accomplishments, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2014-15 ANNUAL REPORT, at 4.

Friends Victorious in Washington Supreme Court, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2015, at 4.

Michael C. Blumm & Nathan J. Baker, The Struggle Over the Columbia River Gorge: Establishing and Governing the Country's Largest National Scenic Area, 4 WASH. J. ENVTL. L. & POL'Y 287 (2015).

Know Your Gorge: 100 Years of Protected Gorge Waterfalls, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2015, at 12.

Review of Proposed Vancouver Oil Terminal Begins, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2015, at 6.

Washington Supreme Court Will Hear Skamania Zoning Case, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2014, at 7.

Conservation Advocacy and Legal Accomplishments, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2013-14 ANNUAL REPORT, at 4.

City Misinterpreted Floodplain Provisions of Its Own Comprehensive Plan, REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Aug/Sept. 2014, at 4.

Appellate Court Allows Skamania Zoning Case to Proceed, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2014, at 7.

Coal Train Litigation Buoyed by Federal Court Rulings, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2014, at 6.

Summary of Native Fish Soc'y v. Nat'l Marine Fisheries Serv., ___ F. Supp. 2d. ___ (D. Or. 2014), CASE NOTES, Apr. 2014, at 6.

Whistling Ridge Debate Continues, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2013, at 6.

Conservation Advocacy and Legal Accomplishments, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2012-13 ANNUAL REPORT, at 3.

Another Voice: Whistling Ridge Plan is Unneeded Nonstarter, HOOD RIVER NEWS, Sept. 10, 2013, at A4.

Continuing the Push for Cleaner Air, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2013, at 7.

Summary of Cascadia Wildlands v. Kitzhaber, No. 3:12-cv-00961-AA, __ F. Supp. 2d __, 2012 WL 5914259; slip op., 2012 WL 5914255 (D. Or. Nov. 19, 2012), CASE NOTES, Apr. 2013, at 6.

Skamania County Zoning Update, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2013, at 9.

Willamette River Greenway Plans May Regulate Panoply of Development Activities, Says Supreme Court, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Dec. 2012, at 6.

Know Your Gorge: Innovations on the Columbia River Highway, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall/Winter 2012, at 12.

Failure to Protect Resource Lands Challenged, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall/Winter 2012, at 8.

Conservation Advocacy and Legal Accomplishments, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2011-12 ANNUAL REPORT, at 3.

Nathan Baker & Rick Till, Friends Continues to Protect White Salmon River, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2012, at 4.

When Conveying Real Property, Choose Your Words Carefully, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., June 2012, at 2.

Friends Challenges Whistling Ridge Approval, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2012, at 8.

Summary of Nat'l Wildlife Found. v. Nat'l Marine Fisheries Serv., 839 F. Supp. 2d 1117 (D. Or. 2011), CASE NOTES, Feb. 2012, at 4.

Rick Till & Nathan Baker, White Salmon River Runs Free!, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2011, at 4.

Controversial Wind Project Heads to Washington Governor's Desk, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2011, at 8.

Conservation Advocacy and Legal Accomplishments, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2010-11 ANNUAL REPORT, at 3.

Friends Challenges Revisions to Gorge Management Plan, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2011, at 9.

Court of Appeals Determines What is "Necessary" for Economic Opportunities Analyses, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Aug. 2011, at 6.

Nathan Baker & Michael Lang, Wind Energy Projects Threaten Gorge Resources, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2011, at 8.

Summary of Wilderness Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serv., 629 F.3d 1024 (9th Cir. 2010), CASE NOTES, Apr. 2011, at 3.

Friends Blocks Hawaii Garbage Shipments, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2010, at 9.

State of Washington Approves Condit Dam Removal, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2010, at 9.

Summary of Northern Cal. River Watch v. Wilcox, 620 F.3d 1075 (9th Cir. 2010), CASE NOTES, Oct. 2010, at 4.

Nathan J. Baker et al., Federal and State Constitutional Limitations, in LAND USE §§ 2.33-2.45 (Oregon CLE 2010).

Summary of Nat'l Parks & Conservation Ass'n v. Bureau of Land Mgmt., 586 F.3d 735 (9th Cir. 2009), CASE NOTES, Mar. 2010, at 10.

Friends Successfully Challenges Unlawful Cluster Development, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2010, at 9.

Friends Advocates for Condit Dam Removal, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2009, at 8.

Measure 49 Supersedes Appealed Measure 37 Judgments, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Sep. 2009, at 1.

2008-09 Conservation and Legal Accomplishments, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2008-09 ANNUAL REPORT, at 3.

Courts Differ Over Measure 49's Impact on Measure 37 Waivers, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., July 2009, at 6.

Conservation Groups Prevail in Skamania County Zoning Appeal, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2009, at 9.

Gorge Management Plan Provisions Held Unlawful, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2009, at 9.

Gorge Commission's Destination Resort Rules Appealed, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2008, at 9.

2007-08 Conservation and Legal Accomplishments, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2007-08 ANNUAL REPORT, at 3.

Friends Exposes Tribes' Influence Over Casino Process, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2008, at 8.

Gorge Cases Reach State Supreme Court, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2008, at 9.

Court of Appeals Revisits Spotted Owl Takings Case, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., June 2008, at 2.

Friends Wins Legal Victories Against Forest Service, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2008, at 8.

Friends Takes Legal Action to Clean Up Gorge Air, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2008, at 9.

Kelley Beamer & Nathan Baker, Rustic Campground or Urban-Scale Resort?, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2007, at 4.

Friends Calls for Better Wind Turbine Siting, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2007, at 8.

Know Your Gorge: Beacon Rock Day-Use Area, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2007, at 12.

Measure 37 Update, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2007, at 9.

Michael Lang & Nathan Baker, Conservation and Legal Program Highlights, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2006-07 ANNUAL REPORT, at AR2.

Friends Prevails in Measure 37 Appeal, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2007, at 8.

Spotted Owl Rules Did Not Effect a Taking, Says Oregon Court of Appeals, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Apr. 2007, at 1.

Oregon Supreme Court Overturns Utsey's "Practical Effects" Requirement, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Feb. 2007, at 4.

Summary of Envtl. Prot. Info. Ctr. v. United States Forest Serv., 432 F.3d 945 (9th Cir. 2005), OUTLOOK, Spring 2006, at 21.

Court Addresses Impacts of Proposed Highway Bypass on Residential and Agricultural Land, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., April 2006, at 4.

Native American Cultural Resources Protected by Friends Legal Victory, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2006, at 5.

National Scenic Area Safe from Measure 37, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2005, at 4.

Conservation Groups Win Major Changes to Klickitat Energy Overlay Zone, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2005, at 4.

Recreate at Urban Parks at Your Own Risk, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., May 2005, at 8.

Summary of In re Palmers & Sons Constr., Inc., OAH No. 113025 (EQC May 28, 2004), OUTLOOK, Spring 2005, at 16.

Court of Appeals Clarifies Process for Satisfying Utsey Standing Requirements, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Feb. 2005, at 5.

Nathan Baker & Katy Daily, Conservation and Legal Program Highlights, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2004 ANNUAL REPORT, at AR2.

Revised Management Plan Challenged in Federal Court, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2004, at 4.

Friends Resolves "Ancient" Subdivision Appeals, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2004, at 4.

Summary of Bayview Hunters Point Cmty. Advocates v. Metro. Transp. Comm'n, 366 F.3d 692 (9th Cir. 2004), OUTLOOK, Summer 2004, at 14.

Coast Range Conifers Update, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., June 2004, at 7.

New Gas Pipeline Fuels Debate Over Rules for Siting Energy Facilities on Farmland, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Apr. 2004, at 7.

Gorge Commission Slides on Protecting Resources, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2004, at 4.

Conservation and Legal Program Highlights, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2003 ANNUAL REPORT, at 2.

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Oregon Spotted Owl Takings Case, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Feb. 2004, at 10.

Nathan Baker & Joanie Thomson, Plan Review Coming to a Close, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2003, at 4.

Logging on Private Land Requires Strict Adherence to Notification Rules, Says Court of Appeals, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Oct. 2003, at 7.

Logging Company Not Entitled to Futility Exception in Spotted Owl Takings Case, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Aug. 2003, at 14.

Nathan Baker & Michael Lang, Friends Protects Resources Through Agreements, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2003, at 4.

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Two Oregon Takings Cases, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Apr. 2003, at 5.

Friends Challenges Unlawful Clearcut, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2003, at 4.

Michael Lang & Nathan Baker, Conservation and Legal Program Highlights, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2002 ANNUAL REPORT, at AR 2.

Cert. Petition Pending in Oregon Takings Case, OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Dec. 2002, at 5.

Sandy River Delta Invaded by Cattle Grazing, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2002, at 4.

FERC Staff Endorses Removal of Condit Dam, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2002, at 4.

Friends Succeeds in Cluster Development Cases, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2002, at 4.

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2002, at 4.

Condit Dam Removal Plans Move Forward, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2002, at 4.

Round One on Proposed Gorge Mine Ends, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2002, at 4.

Friends Helps Fund Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2002, at 4.

Conservation and Legal Program Highlights, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2001 ANNUAL REPORT, at AR 2.

Summary of Friends of the Columbia Gorge v. Skamania County, CRGC No. COA-S-99-01 (2001), OR. REAL ESTATE & LAND USE DIG., Feb. 2002, at 9.

Landowner Withdraws Shoreline Plans, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2001, at 5.

Cluster Development Guidelines Need Revision, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Fall 2001, at 4.

Kidney Lake Update, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2001, at 5.

Nathan Baker & Michael Lang, Bea Decision Reversed, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Summer 2001, at 1.

More Logging Along the Pacific Crest Trail, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Spring 2001, at 4.

Nelson House Update, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2001, at 5

Bea House Update, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2001, at 4.

Cluster Development Update, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE NEWSLETTER, Winter 2001, at 4.

Conservation and Legal Program Highlights, FRIENDS OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE 2000 ANNUAL REPORT, at AR 2.

Water, Water, Everywhere, and at Last a Drop for Salmon? NRDC v. Houston Heralds New Prospects Under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, 29 ENVTL. L. 607 (1999).

Summary of Southwest Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Bureau of Reclamation, 143 F.3d 515 (9th Cir. 1998), 1998 Ninth Circuit Environmental Review, 29 ENVTL. L. 565 (1999).

Summary of Natural Resources Defense Council v. Houston, 146 F.3d 1118 (9th Cir. 1998), cert. denied, 119 S Ct. 1754 (1999), 1998 Ninth Circuit Environmental Review, 29 ENVTL. L. 561 (1999).

Summary of Foss v. National Marine Fisheries Service, 161 F.3d 584 (9th Cir. 1998), 1998 Ninth Circuit Environmental Review, 29 ENVTL. L. 560 (1999).

Summary of Miller v. United States, 163 F.3d 591 (9th Cir. 1998), 1998 Ninth Circuit Environmental Review, 29 ENVTL. L. 558 (1999).

Summary of Foundation for Horses & Other Animals v. Babbitt, 154 F.3d 1103 (9th Cir. 1998), 1998 Ninth Circuit Environmental Review, 29 ENVTL. L. 549 (1999).

Summary of Waste Action Project v. Dawn Mining Corp., 137 F.3d 1426 (9th Cir. 1998), 1998 Ninth Circuit Environmental Review, 29 ENVTL. L. 548 (1999).

THE GREENBOOK: ENVIRONMENTAL LAW FORM & STYLE MANUAL (1999–2000).

At What Cost Cinnamon Rolls? College Prevails in Dispute Over Parking Fees, LETTER OF THE LAW, Apr. 1999, at 6.

Transportation News, LETTER OF THE LAW, Feb. 1999, at 8.

Editor's Notes, LETTER OF THE LAW, Feb. 1999, at 2.

Students do Support Lot Fight, OREGONIAN, Dec. 22, 1998, at D3.

Law Students Challenge City's Parking Lot Decision, LETTER OF THE LAW, Nov. 1998, at 8

Adopt a Transportation Alternative, LETTER OF THE LAW, Sep. 1998, at 8.

The Atomic Music Hall: From Garage Work to Garage Rock, FLAGPOLE, July 16, 1997, at 6.

Use It/Lose It: Demonstrators Oppose Cutting Federal Forests, FLAGPOLE, June 4, 1997, at 4.

Neighborhoods Get Involved in Planning, FLAGPOLE, Apr. 23, 1997, at 4.

Downtown East Contamination Bugs Planning, FLAGPOLE, Apr. 23, 1997, at 4.

Manager of Portland's Green Space to Tell Athens How to Do It, FLAGPOLE, Apr. 23, 1997, at 4.

GreenFest Shows Global Thought & Local Action, FLAGPOLE, Apr. 16, 1997, at 4.

Training Center Not Coming to Dobbs Drive, FLAGPOLE, Mar. 19, 1997, at 5.

Gateway to the Greenway, FLAGPOLE, Mar. 19, 1997, at 4.

Weeks Weak After Week's Walk, FLAGPOLE, Mar. 12, 1997, at 6.

Old Jail Becomes Bastion of Neighborhood Values, FLAGPOLE, Mar. 12, 1997, at 3.

It Ain't Easy Being Green, FLAGPOLE, Feb. 26, 1997, at 4.

Long Live Lumpkin!, FLAGPOLE, Feb. 26, 1997, at 4.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS


Guest Speaker, Law of the Columbia River Seminar, Lewis & Clark Law School (Feb. 22, 2017).

Hike Shepherd, "Multnomah-Wahkeena Loop," Friends of the Columbia Gorge Hike (Oct. 29, 2016).

Speaker, "Vancouver Stands Up to Oil: The Truth About Jobs and Dangerous Oil Trains," Columbia Riverkeeper (June 15, 2016).

Hike Leader, "Whistling Ridge & Wine Tasting," Friends of the Columbia Gorge Hike (June 12, 2016).

Speaker, "Millenium DEIS Comment Workshop," Friends of the Columbia Gorge and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (May 16, 2016).

Hike Leader, "Whistling Ridge & Wine Tasting," Friends of the Columbia Gorge Hike (June 21, 2015).

Hike Leader, "Whistling Ridge Hike & Wine Tasting," Friends of the Columbia Gorge Hike (June 20, 2014).

Hike Leader, "White Salmon River," Friends of the Columbia Gorge Hike (Sept. 13, 2013).

Hike Leader, "Whistling Ridge," Friends of the Columbia Gorge Hike (Sept. 29, 2012).

Speaker, "Hike Leader Training," Friends of the Columbia Gorge (Aug. 25, 2012).

Hike Leader, "Whistling Ridge," Friends of the Columbia Gorge Hike (June 17, 2012).

Hike Leader, "White Salmon River/Condit Dam," Friends of the Columbia Gorge Hike (May 22, 2011).

Hike Leader, "White Salmon River/Condit Dam," Friends of the Columbia Gorge Hike (May 22, 2010).

Hike Leader, "White Salmon River/Condit Dam," Friends of the Columbia Gorge Hike (May 30, 2009).

Speaker, "Legal Issues in the Columbia River Gorge," University of Oregon School of Law LL.M. Program (Apr. 10, 2009).

Speaker "Eliminating Invasive Species," Animal Law Speaker Series, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Lewis & Clark Law School (Mar. 10, 2009).

Presenter, "Wind Energy Facilities and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area," Seminar on The Rush to Renewable Energy, Executive Leadership Institute, Portland State University (Feb. 25, 2009).

Panelist, 2008 Pro Bono Panel, Lewis & Clark Law School (Sep. 23, 2008).

Hike Leader, "White Salmon River/Condit Dam," Friends of the Columbia Gorge Hike (May 31, 2008).

Guest Speaker, Land Use Seminar, Lewis & Clark Law School (Sep. 20, 2007).

Panelist, 2007 Pro Bono Panel, Lewis & Clark Law School (Sep. 13, 2007).

Panelist, "Life After Law School," Northwest Environmental Defense Center Annual Retreat (Oct. 7, 2006).

Guest Panelist, Advanced Legal Research Class, Lewis & Clark Law School (June 14, 2006).

Speaker, "Working with Land Use Advocacy Groups," Oregon Planning Institute Annual Conference (Sep. 14, 2004).

Hike Leader, "Logging Issues on the Pacific Crest Trail," Friends of the Columbia Gorge Hike (May 30, 2004).

Speaker, "Water and Wetlands Issues in the Columbia River Gorge," Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Water & Wetlands Group Meeting (Feb. 10, 2004).

Debate Participant, "Nathan J. Baker v. Professor Michael C. Blumm: Can Progressives Afford to (not) Vote for Nader?," Lewis & Clark Law School (Oct. 26, 2000).

ADMISSIONS


Oregon State Bar, #001980 (2000)
Washington State Bar Association,
#35195 (2004)
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon (2005)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (2014)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington (2016)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2017)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


Lewis & Clark Law School Environmental Alumni Association, Oregon 120-Day Club, OSB Environmental & Natural Resources Section, OSB Real Estate & Land Use Section, WSBA Environmental and Land Use Law Section

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES


Adopt-A-Highway Program, Coalition Advocating Transportation Sensibility, Friends of Trees, Lewis & Clark Law School Class of 2000 Alumni Reunion Committee, Lewis & Clark Law School Environmental Alumni Association, Lewis & Clark Law School First-Year Partnership Program, Mt. Tabor Neighborhood Association, National Animal Advocacy Moot Court Competition, Oregon Real Estate and Land Use Digest, OSB Environmental & Natural Resources Section Outlook Newsletter, Pacific Crest Trail Association, Public Interest Law Project Stipend Board, Sierra Club Columbia Group