Western Resource Advocates
2260 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 444-1888
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Karin Sheldon is President of Western Resource Advocates in Boulder, Colorado. WRA is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting the land, water, and natural resources of the West. Until September of 2007, Ms. Sheldon was Professor of Law, Associate Dean for the Environmental Law Program, and Director of the Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School. Her areas of specialty were natural resources and environmental law, in particular federal public land management, water resources allocation, and watershed management and protection.
Prior to joining the faculty at Vermont Law School in 1994, Ms. Sheldon was President of the Wilderness Society in Washington, D.C., a staff attorney with Earthjustice in Colorado, a partner in a public interest law firm, and one of Ralph Nader's original "raiders".
Ms. Sheldon serves on the Advisory Board of the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and Environment of the University of Colorado Law School and the Board of Directors of Defenders of Wildlife. She has also been a member of the Boards of Directors of EarthWorks, the Environmental Law Institute, and the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation.
She received her AB in Political Science from Vassar College and her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.