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27th Annual Conference, Back in Austin -- LIVE!
Texas Wetlands
Wetlands in a Shifting Legal & Regulatory Environment
January 23 - 24, 2017  •  Omni Hotel at Southpark  •  Austin

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Credits Available

Earn Up to 12 Hours MCLE Credit Including 1 Hour of Ethics Credit
Earn Up to 12 Hours Real Estate Credit
Earn Up to 12 Hours Engineering Credit
Conference Highlights

Dear Colleague:


Once again, wetlands and water issues had a tumultuous year.


Our understanding of the science of wetlands continues to grow, but so too does strife within wetlands policy and regulation. Disputes over the reach of the Clean Water Act continue to wind their way through the federal courts, and the Supreme Court recently stepped into the fray on a case about jurisdictional determinations. The implications for Texas wetlands are many.


For over a quarter century, CLE International and this Conference have kept you and your colleagues abreast of current wetlands issues all across Texas, from the bottomland hardwoods and coastal prairies in Eastern Texas, across riparian and spring-fed wetlands in the Hill Country and Great Plains regions, to the playa lakes, springs, and arroyos of West and Northwest Texas. We invite you to join us in January 2017 to look back on recent developments and to learn what the experts think is coming in the year to come.


At the Conference, you will get the latest information and updates on:

• litigation and status of the final rule redefining Waters of the United States;

• strategies in permittee-responsible mitigation;

• shifting landscape of jurisdictional determinations and nationwide permits;

• working with regulatory agencies on wetlands issues;

• developing and implementing conservation at the community level;

• the Endangered Species Act and its implications in Texas;

• regulatory takings;

… and more!


Your faculty will be comprised of experts who are at the forefront of wetlands issues in Texas. Whether you are a consultant, engineer, planner, architect, ecologist, government official, real estate professional, or lawyer, this conference is one that can aid you in your practice.


We look forward to seeing you in January.




Sharon M. Mattox, Esq., Program Co-Chair

Sharon M. Mattox, PLLC, Houston


Brandon M. Tuck, Esq., Program Co-Chair

Vinson & Elkins, Houston