Eastern Slope Conference

  • Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 28, 2013
  • 12:00 PM
  • The Westin Monache Resort, 50 Hillside Dr, Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Join us for a CEQA/NEPA conference in Mammoth Lakes, CA. The Central Chapter will offer a half day CEQA Basics Workshop, a half day Advanced CEQA Workshop and a half day NEPA Workshop. We'll also have a Mobile Workshop offered Saturday morning on fly fishing.


We'd also like to invite you to meet up on Thursday evening for a mixer and on Friday evening for dinner. These meals are not included in the cost of workshop.


The conference fees include the CEQA Workshops, the NEPA Workshop, Continental Breakfast on Friday and the Keynote Luncheon on Friday.



Click on the titles below to see a PDF of the presentations:


Advanced CEQA


CEQA Basics



Thursday, Sept 26, 2013

1:00 - 5:00 pm    Advanced CEQA Workshop

5:00 - 6:00 pm    Opening Reception Speaker - Jim Reed

6:30 - 8:00 pm    Optional Mixer at the Side Door


Friday, Sept 27, 2013

7:00 - 8:00 am    Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 12:00 am   NEPA Basics Workshop & Bureau of Land Management NEPA Process

12:00 - 1:30 pm   Keynote Luncheon - Patrick Hayes

1:30 - 5:00 pm     CEQA Basics & Refresher Workshop

6:00 - 7:30 pm     Optional Dinner at Nevado's


Saturday, Sept 28, 2013

8:00 - 1:00 pm    Fly Fishing Workshop



Members - $50

Non-Members - $75 

Students - $30

Conference + Membership - $190

Student Conference + Student Membership - $60



The Conference will be held in the Westin Monache Resort in Mammoth Lakes, CA. The hotel has rooms reserved a limited number of rooms for us at $169 per night. To make reservations call 888-627-8154 and use the reference Association of Environmental Professionals or go to https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/AEP2014. Rooms must be reserved by September 9, 2013 to receive the $169/night rate.



Sean Bechta, Ascent Environmental

Charyce Hatler, CA Dept. of Water Resources

John Kinsey, Wanger Jones Helsley PC

John Larson, AECOM

Steve Noack, AICP, The Planning Center-DC&E


Opening Reception

Jim Reed from Liebersbach, Mohun, Carney & Reed will be talking about the famous Friends of Mammoth case which resulted in the comprehensive CEQA we know today.


Keynote Luncheon

Mammoth Community Water District & Los Angeles' Dept. of Water and Power Water Rights Agreement and ORMAT  Geothermal IV project EIR/EIS. Speaker - Patrick Hayes, General Manager, Mammoth Community Water District.


Fly Fishing

Gene Talmadge, AEP's President , will be leading a Fly Fishing Workshop to a local creek where participants will learn fly fishing basics during a catch and release fishing trip. Participants will be asked to bring their own gear, fishing license, water & lunch. Gene will bring the flies. Limited gear will be available for people who don't have their own. It's recommended that you wear comfortable shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirt, hat, sunglasses and bug spray. Participants may get wet.

12 AICP-CM & 10.5 MCLE credits



Sponsorships are still available for this event. For more details click here or contact Kristine Johnson at kristinej@fresnofloodcontrol.org or 559.456.3292.  


No refunds after September 6, 2013, but substitutions are permitted.

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