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Free CLE Lunch and Learn: What Is Public? Recreational Stream Access Rights in New Mexico and the Mountain West

Date: April 23, 2024
Time: Noon - 1 p.m. (MT)
Credits: 1.0 G
Registration fee: Free. No prior registration necessary. 

Free CLE Lunch and Learn at the University of New Mexico School of Law, 1117 Stanford Dr NE, Albquerque, N.M. 87106, Room 2405 on April 23 at noon (MT) presented by Professor Reed Benson with the UNM School of Law. Disputes over recreational stream access involve fundamental disagreements between landowners and boaters/anglers about public use of stream waters, beds and banks. These disputes have been litigated in New Mexico and other western states, and courts have focused on public ownership of waters in deciding these cases. This talk examines stream access decisions in the West, including the New Mexico Supreme Court's 2022 decision in Adobe Whitewater.