Huxley Speaker Series 1/11/18: Tammi Laninga: National Wild and Scenic Rivers

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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:08am

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 4:15pm

Location: AW-204

2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. Dr. Tammi Laninga, who spent eight years with the Bureau of Land Management’s Upper Snake Field Office facilitating visitor input opportunities to examine visitor recreation experiences and visitor capacity on public lands and rivers in Southeast Idaho, will give a brief overview of the WSR Act, how rivers are designated, and opportunities for celebrating this important achievement, including attending the River Management Society’s Symposium, “Wild, Scenic and Beyond” conference Oct 22-25, 2018 in Vancouver, WA. Tammi will also introduce the new River Studies and Leadership Certificate being offered at WWU. 

Dr. Laninga, an assistant professor in Environmental Studies at Western Washington University, teaches urban planning and environmental policy courses. Prior to Western, Tammi taught in the Conservation Social Sciences department and directed the Bioregional Planning and Community Design program at the University of Idaho. Dr. Laninga is a graduate of the Planning and Design PhD program at the University of Colorado. When she’s not working, she’s enjoying and exploring the outdoors with her kids.


The Huxley Speaker Series is hosted by Huxley College of the Environment, at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public. Presentations are held each Thursday at 4:00 in the Academic Center West (AW-204) on the WWU campus in Bellingham, WA.

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