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Research fellow projects

Soil Reclamation Best Practices Research Review

May 2021 - July 2021
Sam Stragand (MPP ‘23)
The research fellow worked with the Michigan League of Conservation Voters to research “Soil Reclamation Best Practices” as part of a pro-environment legislative proposal to reform the regulation of aggregate (gravel) mining in the state of Michigan. The fellow’s research identified successful industry and government practices from around the world and analyzed the efficacy of those practices within the State of Michigan's regulatory...
Research fellow projects

Supporting Environmentally Friendly Mining Legislation in Michigan

January 2022 - April 2022
Samir Deshpande (MPP ‘23), Rachel McGivern (MPA ‘22), Kjersti Swanson (BA ‘23), Yuer Wang (MPP ‘24)
Four fellows provided research support for the Michigan League of Conservation Voters and the office of State Senator Rosemary Bayer to improve a bill (SB 429 of 2021) that was introduced in the Michigan Senate to update regulations on the mining of aggregate materials (e.g., sand, gravel, stone, clay). The team conducted case studies of nine states, focusing on the relative authorities of state and local governments in the permitting and restoration processes, as well as topical overviews around soil conservation best practices, the use of recycled aggregate materials, and stakeholder...

Effective Advocacy Workshop

Nov 10, 2020 1:24:18

League of Conservation Voters (LCV) senior staff will discuss the steps to be an effective advocate and provide examples used by LCV during some of their successful campaigns.