The Idaho Law Review invites proposals for presentations and papers for its symposium

The Idaho Law Review invites proposals for
presentations and papers for its symposium, 
“Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: 
The Future of Government and Governance of Disaster in the West.” 

In 1995, fire suppression made up 16 percent of the U.S. Forest Service’s annual appropriated budget; in 2015, wildfire consumed more than 50 percent of the agency’s budget. 


Some questions conference participants may address include the following:

  • How should the West plan for, and govern for, wildfire in the WUI? 
  • What legal and policy tools are needed to plan for wildfire in the WUI? 
  • How should wildfire be implemented into the planning process? 
  • What is the role of government in planning for WUI wildfires? 
  • What is the role of markets, non-governmental entities, such as HOAs, and insurance in planning for WUI wildfires? 
  • How should the secondary effects of wildfire—often aesthetic, flooding, and landslides—be worked into WUI development planning?


For more information, click here.

Please submit proposals no later than January 1, 2018
to Professor Stephen R. Miller at

Your participation would be greatly appreciated

Current sponsors of the symposium include: the Idaho Law Review, the University of Idaho College of Law, the University of Idaho Bioregional Planning + Community Design and the Boise State University School of Public Service.
Funding for the symposium includes a grant from the U.S. Forest Service and the Idaho Department of Lands.