Publication Date


Document Type



This issue of the UMKC Law Review is dedicated to Professor Fred Cheever who lived an authentic life in the law and in nature, exemplifying commitment to learning about our natural environment and to protecting it though law and advocacy. Professor Cheever began his legal career with the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, which later became Earth justice. Professor of Law at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law since 1993, Cheever was the primary organizer of a conference for natural resources law professors through the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. After returning from a gathering of this organization of law professors in Banff, Alberta last summer, Fred died while rafting with his family on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. Fred would have presented and written on the topic of “The Public Interest in Private Land Conservation” for this symposium. At this symposium gathering and at many more, we remember his kindness and seek to emulate his dedication to the law, to education, and to sustaining our planet.

Publication Title

University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review





Included in

Law Commons