Wetlands Conservation after Sackett v. EPA: Federal Implications and State Responses Panel Series

On Friday, April 5, 2024 The Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative held a panel series discussing wetlands conservation after Sackett v. EPA.

Information about the panels are below.


Different University of Iowa colleges and units represented in attendance


Total attendees


Moderators and panelists from 5 different states

Breakfast Meet and Greet with Panelists!

9:00 am - 10:00 AM

The panelists gathered for a breakfast meet and greet before the panel sessions. This took place in the 4th Floor Faculty Lounge in Boyd Law Building. 


Welcoming Remarks and Introduction to Panel One

Welcoming remarks and introductions were given by Dean Kevin Washburn in the Boyd Law Building. 

PANEL ONE | 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Wetlands After Sackett v. EPA: Implications at the Federal Level

Michael Connor

Michael Connor

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
Sarah Krakoff

Sarah Krakoff

Deputy Solicitor for Parks and Wildlife in the Department of the Interior

Panel 1 Video


Introduction to Panel Two

And introduction to Panel 2 were given by Shannon Roesler in the Boyd Law Building. 

PANEL TWO | 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

State Responses to Wetlands Conservation After Sackett v. EPA


Paul Botts

President & Executive Director of The Wetlands Initiative
David McEllis

David McEllis

Illinois Legislative Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center

Kristine Oblock

Protect Our Waters Senior Campaign Manager

Panel 2 Video


  • Panel 1: Federal, moderated by Dean Kevin Washburn

    10:30 AM
  • Networking and Lunch

    11:45 AM
  • Panel 2: State Responses to Wetlands Conservation, moderated by Professor Shannon Roesler

    12:45 PM

Recordings of the Panels

The panels for this event will be recorded by the UI Office of Strategic Communication and will be available in the week after the event concludes. With questions, contact Blake Rupe at blake-rupe@uiowa.edu.

Questions or Concerns

For questions about this session or the Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative, contact Program Director Blake Rupe at blake-rupe@uiowa.edu.