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Jessica Owley


Research Focus: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Federal Indian Law, Legislation and Statutory Interpretation, Natural Resources, Property

Links: Curriculum Vitae (PDF), SSRN

Contact Information

722 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
Phone: 716-645-8182

Faculty Assistant: Nasisi, Deborah

Journal Articles

Enhancing Conservation Options: An Argument for Statutory Recognition of Options to Purchase Conservation Easements (OPCEs) (with Federico Cheever) HARVARD ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REVIEW vol. 40 (forthcoming 2016)
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Trends in Private Land Conservation: Increasing Complexity, Shifting Conservation Purposes and Allowable Private Land Uses (with Adena Rissman) LAND USE POLICY vol. 51: 76-84 (2016)
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Keeping Track of Conservation, ECOLOGY LAW QUARTERLY, vol. 42: 79-138 (2015)
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From Vacant Lots to Full Pantries: Urban Agriculture Programs and the American City (with Tonya Lewis), UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY LAW REVIEW vol. 91: 233-258 (2015)

Cultural Heritage Conservation Easements: The Problem of Using Property Law Tools for Heritage Protection, LAND USE POLICY vol. 49: 177-182 (2015)
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Preservation is a Flawed Mitigation Strategy, ECOLOGY LAW CURRENTS vol. 42: 1-14 (2015)
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Adapting Conservation Easements to Climate Change (with Adena R. Rissman, M. Rebecca Shaw and Barton H. Thompson) CONSERVATION LETTERS (2014)

Mitigating the Impacts of the Renewable Energy Gold Rush, MINNESOTA JOURNAL OF LAW SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY vol. 15: 293-388 (2014)
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From Citizen Suits to Conservation Easements: The Increasing Private Role in Public Permit Enforcement, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORTER NEWS AND ANALYSIS vol. 43: 10486-10491 (June 2013)

The Increasing Privatization of Environmental Law, Environmental Law Report, AKRON LAW REVIEW, vol. 46: 1091-1131 (2013)
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Exacted Conservation Easements: Emerging Concerns with Enforcement, PROBATE & PROPERTY (January  2012) vol. 26 p. 51
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Exacting Conservation Easements in California, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW NEWS (January  2012) vol. 21 p. 3
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Neoliberal Land Conservation and Social Justice, IUCN Acad. Envtl. L. E-J. (January  2012) vol. 3 p. 13
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The Future of the Past: Historic Preservation Easements, ZONING & PLANNING LAW REPORT (2012) vol. 35 p. 1
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Who Should Protect the Forest: Conservation Easements in the Forest Legacy Program Conference: 34th Public Land Law Conference: Strengthening Our Roots: Forest Law and Policy in a Changing World - September 14-16, 2011 - University of Montana, PUBLIC LAND AND RESOURCES LAW REVIEW (with Stephen J. Tulowiecki) (2012) vol. 33 p. 47
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Changing Property in a Changing World: A Call for the End of Perpetual Conservation Easements, STANFORD ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL (2011) vol. 30 p. 121
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Conservation Easements at the Climate Change Crossroads, LAW & CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS (2011) vol. 74 p. 199
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Fifth Amendment Takings Clause, ENVIRONMENT ENERGY & RESOURCES LAW: YEAR REVIEW (2011) vol. 2011 p. 343

The Enforceability of Exacted Conservation Easements, Vt. L. Rev. (2011) vol. 36 p. 261
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Emergence of Exacted Conservation Easements, The, NEBRASKA LAW REVIEW (2005) vol. 84 p. 1043
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Preservation as Mitigation Under CEQA: Ho Hum or Uh-Oh?, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW NEWS (2005) vol. 14 p. 18

Exacted Conservation Easements: The Hard Case of Endangered Species Protection, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND LITIGATION (2004) vol. 19 p. 293
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Tribal Sovereignty over Water Quality, JOURNAL OF LAND USE & ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (2004) vol. 20 p. 61
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Foreword (with Emma Garrison), ECOLOGY LAW QUARTERLY (2003) vol. 30 p. 395
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Piney Run: The Permits Are Not What They Seem, ECOLOGY LAW QUARTERLY (2003) vol. 30 p. 429
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Edited Works

RETHINKING SUSTAINABILITY TO MEET THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE (with Keith Hirokawa) (Environmental Law Institute, 2015)


Privatizing Wetlands Mitigation in BEYOND JURISDICTION: WETLANDS POLICY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION (K. Connolly, ed.) (SUNY Buffalo Press:   ) [Forthcoming]

Flexible Land Conservation in Uncertain Times (with David Takacs) in ASSESSING THE FIFTH ASSESSMENT (Robin Craig and Stephen Miller, eds) (Environmental Law Institute: 2016)
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Sustainability Thinking for the Climate Change Generation in RETHINKING SUSTAINABILITY TO MEET THE CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE (with Keith Hirokawa, editors) (ELI Press, 2015) (5-21)
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Property Constructs and Nature's Challenge to Perpetuity, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND CONTRASTING IDEAS OF NATURE: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH (K. Hirokawa, ed.) (Cambridge University Press:  2014) p. 64
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Takings in The Year in Review 2011 (ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources, 2012) p. 343-344

Tribes as conservation easement holders: is a partial property interest better than none?, TRIBES, LAND, AND THE ENVIRONMENT (Sarah Krakoff & Ezra Rosser, ed.) (Ashgate:   2012) p. 25
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Use of conservation easements by local governments, GREENING LOCAL GOVERNMENT: LEGAL STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY, EFFICIENCY, AND FISCAL SAVINGS (P. Salkin and K. Hirokawa, ed.) (ABA Publishing:   2012) p. 237
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