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Udall Center Awards 2013 Fisher Prize 
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The Udall Center has named Caylin J. Goldey Barter, a recent graduate of the UA James E. Rogers College of Law, as the recipient of the 2013 Fisher Prize in Environmental Law and Public Policy.

Barter's award-winning essay, "Defining the Necessary Role and Appropriate Level of Risk in Helicopter-Accessed Wilderness Skiing," was chosen by faculty reviewers as the best submission in this year's competition.

Fisher Prize, established through an initial endowment by former Pima County Superior Court Judge Lillian S. Fisher, is awarded annually by the Udall Center to a student in the UA law college or to a UA graduate student for an essay addressing an environmental law or public policy topic. The competition is judged each year by faculty in the law college. 

Since 1997, the Udall Center has awarded the Fisher Prize to 25 UA students. The Center publishes selected prize-winning papers in its monograph series.   

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Defining the Necessary Role and Appropriate Level of Risk in Helicopter-Accessed Wilderness Skiing


By Caylin J. Goldey Barter

Winner of the 2013 Lillian S. Fisher Prize in Environmental Law and Public Policy

The paper explores the idea and protection of wilderness, the role and mitigation of risk in wilderness recreation, focusing on heliskiing, and the tension between regulation, economics, and safety versus enhancing the "wilderness experience."

2013 | 19 p.

Udall Center Publications

To see this paper, click here.

Caylin Barter received her J.D. from the UA James E. Rogers College of Law in May 2013, having earned a B.S. in natural resources from Cornell University in 2003. In the interim, she worked as a climbing guide, a ski instructor for people with disabilities, a wildland firefighter, a stream surveyor, and a healthcare consultant. She plans to practice environmental law with an emphasis on water and land-use law.
Additional Fisher Prize papers published by the Udall Center

E-Wasted Time: The Hazardous Lag in Comprehensive Regulation of the Electronics Recycling Industry in the United States

By Maya Abela and Jacob Campbell
2009 Fisher Prize Winners

2010 | 11 p. 
To see this paper, click here.


Incorporating Flexibility into Conservation Easements

Aaron Citron
2007 Fisher Prize Winner

2008 | 53 p. 
To see this paper, click  here.
Protecting the Fish and Eating Them, Too: Impacts of the Endangered Species Act on Tribal Water Use

By Lauren Lester
2005 Fisher Prize Winner

2006 | 46 p.
To see this paper, click here.  
Saving the Sierra: Alternative Mechanisms for Conserving Northern Mexico's Last Wild Places

By Mich Coker

2002 Fisher Prize Winner

2003 | 20 p. 
To see this paper, click here.
Feasibility of Purchase and Transfer of Water for Instream Flow in the Colorado River Delta, Mexico

By Peter Culp
2000 Fisher Prize Winner

2001 | 45 p. 
To see this paper, click here.
Protecting America's Wilderness Heritage: Reclaiming Our Wild Public Lands from Sacrifice to Off-Road Vehicle Use

By Jeremy Lite
1999 Fisher Prize Winner

1999 | 31 p.
To see this paper, click  here.


The "Circle of Poison" Remains Unbroken: Pesticide Poisoning in Northern Sonora, Mexico, during the Era of Free Trade

By Rebecca Carter
1999 Fisher Prize Winner

1999 | 19 p. 
To see this paper, click  here.


Fisher Prize Winners,

To see a list of all Fisher Prize winners, click here

Udall Center Update  |  July 2, 2013
Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
Established in 1987, the Udall Center sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making. The Center specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region; (2) immigration policy of the United States; and
(3) Indigenous nations policy.

Stephen Cornell, Director  
Robert G. Varady, Deputy Director
Stephanie Carroll Rainie, Assistant Director

To see the Udall Center staff roster, click here.

Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI)
The Native Nations Institute, founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation (now Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) and the University of Arizona and housed at the Udall Center, serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.

Joan Timeche, Executive Director
Miriam Jorgensen, Research Director

To see the NNI staff roster, click here.

Udall Center Publications
Robert Merideth, Editor in Chief