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Thursday October 6, 2022
10:15am - 11:15am Ragan Theatre

SDG 13   SDG 14   SDG 15

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss


Moderator  Hilary Hungerford - Utah Valley University




Lara Gil - Universidad País Vasco, Spain

lara gil

Born in Bilbao, Spain, I graduated in International Relations and Law from Deusto University in June 2021. In 2020, I worked as an intern in UNESCO Etxea –the UNESCO center for the Basque Country—, where I worked on the localization and monitorization of Sustainable Development Goals. Currently, I am working as an International Relations technician in Bilbao City Council, while I study a Master's Degree in Legal Practice. 

Wendy Fisher - Utah Open Lands


Wendy has been with the Utah Open Lands since its inception in 1990.  Utah Open Lands is Utah’s statewide land trust and has protected over 64,000 acres throughout the state.  Utah Open Lands and Wendy have been recognized as a leader in conservation efforts in Utah.  Wendy has served on various legislative task forces looking at agricultural, trail and open space preservation.  She also served as one of the founding board members of Envision Utah.  Wendy was the Vice Chair of the North Fork Preservation Alliance which became the Sundance Preserve at the Redford Center when it began in 1997 and has also served as an advisory board member for Vital Ground.In 2017, Wendy was awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, shortly after receiving the 2016 Park City Rotary’s Professional Citizen of the Year. In 2014, Wendy gave the opening remarks at the Columbia Law School, State Attorney Generals Program, Conservation Easement Conference. In 2011, Wendy received the Park City Board of Realtors’ Community Service Award, and in 2010, Wendy and Utah Open Lands received the Utah State University Botanical Center’s Environmental Stewardship Award.  Wendy currently serves on the Boards of High Country News, the Sundance Nature Alliance as well as local open space boards in an ex officio capacity.  Wendy's essay Accommodating, Managing and Sustaining the Wild can be found in the book Reimagining a place for the Wild.