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Federico Cheever

Primary Area of Expertise

  • Wildlife law
  • Environmental law
  • Public land law

Also qualified to speak on topics in the following areas:

  • Environmental law/policy
  • Natural resources


Prof. Cheever writes extensively about the Endangered Species Act, federal public land law and land conservation transactions. He has recently co-authored a natural resources casebook, “Natural Resources Law: A Place-Based Book of Problems and Cases”, with Christine Klein and Bret Birdsong (2005). He currently is working on another book, “Toward a Bigger Picture: Law and Nature on the Wildland Urban Border”, which considers the intersection of four historically distinct bodies of law: Public Land Law, Land Use Law, Environmental Law and Land Conservation Transactions in the wildland/urban interface. Over the years, Prof. Cheever has represented environmental groups in cases under the Endangered Species Act, the National Forest Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Wilderness Act and a number of other environmental laws. While in private practice he also represented regulated parties in disputes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Clean Air Act.

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