Oceans, Coasts, and Watersheds Project

Interdisciplinary Research Projects | Fellowships | Recent Publications

Building on the law school's rich heritage in both ocean and coastal law and water law, the Ocean, Coasts, and Watersheds Project explores cutting-edge issues in both marine and freshwater environments. 


Adell Amos
Richard Hildreth

OCWP Fellows

Matthias Fostvedtr - 2L - Bowerman Fellow 

Matthias was born and raised in Central Idaho on the border of two contrasting ecosystems--the Snake River Plain to the south and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness to the North. After receiving his B.A. in International Studies and Chinese, he spent several years guiding on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Living and working in a Wilderness area sparked a curiosity about the management of these corridors, which in turn inspired him to enroll in the J.D./M.S. Water Resources dual degree program. On the side, Matthias is an avid whitewater kayaker and mediocre fisherman.

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Corinne Milinovich -3L - Bowerman Fellow 

Corinne Milinovich is a third-year law student at the University of Oregon. Born and raised in Seattle, WA she grew up exploring Puget Sound and surrounding forests. Corinne graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and went on to work for the US Forest Service as a wildlife technician specializing in northern spotted owl surveys on the Mt. Hood and Willamette National Forest. Working closely with endangered and threatened species inspired her to pursue a higher legal education. Corinne is passionate about water law and is dedicated to protecting the species and ecosystems that rely on our precious surface and groundwater. Most recently, she spent her summer in Denver, CO as a Wild Rivers Program legal intern with WildEarth Guardians. 

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Lindsey Hutchison - 1L- Dean's Distinguished Environmental Law Fellow

Lindsey was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, home of 16 state parks and beaches, which she credits for her love of redwoods and early environmental awareness. Lindsey received her BA from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she majored in Government and minored in Jewish Studies and Environmental Science. After college, Lindsey headed back west and spent a year working with Grassroots Ecology restoring steelhead trout habitat through the Watershed Stewards Program, a year as the AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, and a year as the Coastal Watershed Council's Environmental Educator.

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Marika Sitz  - 1L - Chapin Clark Fellow

Marika was born and raised in Eastern Oregon. She attended Stanford University and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Human Biology, concentrating in Food and Agriculture Systems. After graduation, Marika spent a year working at Stanford's Bill Lane Center for the American West. At the Lane Center, she advanced her understanding of a number of natural resources issues, including the challenges of managing water resources in the Western US. She returned to her native northeastern Oregon in 2017 to accept a fellowship with the Oregon Water Coalition, a nonprofit organization focused on water and agriculture outreach and communication. Marika hopes to focus her legal career on water and natural resources issues.

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