Conservation Trust Project

Fellows focus on public trust theory and private property tools such as conservation easements and trust acquisitions to achieve landscape conservation and protect natural resources.


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CTP Fellows


Beck Groff- 2L- Bowerman Fellow 

Beck grew up in a farming community in northern Indiana. Beck received his B.S. in Public Policy Analysis and Economic Consulting from Indiana University. His legal education focuses on natural resources law alongside trust and estates law. When not at the law school, he can be found running, hiking, and kayaking throughout the Pacific Northwest. He interned at Tualatin Riverkeepers during the Summer of 2021.


Michael O'Neil - 3L - Bowerman Fellow

Michael grew up in Seattle and graduated from Seattle University before heading off to University College Dublin to receive his Master's degree in philosophy. An avid cyclist and hiker, Michael hopes to use his legal education from UO to give back to the environment he cherishes the most - the Northwest. Summer of 2021 he externed with Judge Ann Aiken. 


Anne Wolke - 3L - Bowerman Fellow

Anne is originally from eastern Oregon and enjoys exploring diverse ecosystems throughout the Pacific Northwest. Anne received a B.S. in Sociology and Anthropology from Southern Oregon University. Her research interests include international climate law and policy, cultural rights, water law, and the impacts of climate change on natural and cultural resources. During the Summer of 2021 she was a legal intern at Tualatin Riverkeepers and an archaeologist at Black Dog Archaeology.