Best Practices for Limiting Liability for Public Recreation Use of Property

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Thank you for registering for the 2019 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit: Best Practices for Limiting Liability for Public Recreation Use of Property Continuing Legal Education Workshop! We look forward to having you join us at Grouse Mountain Lodge October 11, 2019, in Whitefish, Montana. Lodging: Don't forget to book your lodging. Grouse Mountain Lodge is the exclusive summit venue and lodging and will offer attendees special room rates starting at $91.00 USD plus tax per night. (When booking reference “Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit: Recreation Innovation Lab” to receive special rate). Call (406) 862-3000 to book a room. Registration: Please proceed to the on-site registration area at Grouse Mountain Lodge to pick up your packet and name badge on Friday, October 11, 2019. Refund: Refunds will not be offered for this event. If you have registered and are not able to attend, we ask that you transfer your registration to someone else from your business or organization that can attend. If you need assistance with transferring registration please contact us. Thank you, 2019 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit: Recreation Innovation Lab Team

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Thank you for registering for the 2019 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit: Best Practices for Limiting Liability for Public Recreation Use of Property Continuing Legal Education Workshop! We look forward to having you join us at Grouse Mountain Lodge October 11, 2019, in Whitefish, Montana. Lodging: Don't forget to book your lodging. Grouse Mountain Lodge is the exclusive summit venue and lodging and will offer attendees special room rates starting at $91.00 USD plus tax per night. (When booking reference “Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit: Recreation Innovation Lab” to receive special rate). Call (406) 862-3000 to book a room. Registration: Please proceed to the on-site registration area at Grouse Mountain Lodge to pick up your packet and name badge on Friday, October 11, 2019. Refund: Refunds will not be offered for this event. If you have registered and are not able to attend, we ask that you transfer your registration to someone else from your business or organization that can attend. If you need assistance with transferring registration please contact us. Thank you, 2019 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit: Recreation Innovation Lab Team
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Understanding the legal framework for public recreation use liability in Montana.

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Best Practices for Limiting Liability for Public Recreation Use of Property

What: Understanding the legal framework for public recreation use liability in Montana and learning about innovative techniques to minimize liability exposure for landowners.

When: October 11, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish, Montana

CLE credits pending

NEW: Click Here for Roster of Presenters

Why Important: Landowner liability exposure is one of the most commonly expressed concerns about public recreation, yet Montana has strong protections for land owners and managers alike. Learn more from leading experts in the field about the legal principles of recreation use liability; win-win real estate techniques and contractual provisions to permit public trails while protecting landowners; best practices for construction and management of trails on federal land; and the municipal insurance claim process.

Agenda:

1:00-1:10 Welcome and Logistics--Hosts Diane Conradi and Rachel VandeVoort

1:10-2:00 Panel 1: Introduction to Recreation Use Liability in Montana

Presenter: Quinlan O'Connor, Associate Counsel; Risk Management & Tort Defense Division, State of Montana.

General principles of liability associated with public recreation use on public and private land including: liability waivers, use of property free of charge, exceptions to liability protection, risk management recommendations

2:00-2:50 Panel 2: F.H. Stoltze Case Study: Innovative Legal Techniques to Balance Conservation, Trails and Landowner Protection

Presenters: Angela Jacobs, Whitefish City Attorney; Zach Zipfel, MT FWP Legal Counsel; Paul McKenzie, F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber; Diane Conradi, Attorney/Consultant, Conradi Law Office/Montana Access Project

Panelists discuss private landowners' legal concerns and innovative legal solutions to minimize liability exposure

2:50-3:05 Break

3:05-4:00 Best Practices for Managing Risk in Community-based Recreation Partnerships on Federal Lands

Presenters: Katie Stevens (invited), BLM District Manager in Western Monana; Jason Brey, Hebgen Lake District Ranger; Matt Marcinek, Gallatin Valley Land Trust/former Montana State Parks; Dream Adaptive (invited)

Basics of authorizing recreation uses on federal lands and best practices for partnerships in sustaining quality recreation amenities

4:00-5:00 When Things Go Wrong: Anatomy of a municipal insurance claim

Presenters: Ann Komac and Alan Hulse, Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority (MMIA).

Overview of the insurance alim process and recommendations for mitigating risk. Includes topics of additional insureds and volunteer coverage.

Hosted by: Montana Office of Outdoor Recreation, Montana Access Project and Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council with City of Whitefish and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks

Target attendees (max 100):

  • Attorneys
  • Non-profits
  • Landowners
  • Land managers

Registration: If you are registered for the Oct. 10-11 2019 Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit: Recreation Innovation Lab you can add CLE workshop at no additional cost. Otherwise registration is $50 for those just attending CLE workshop. *Space limited

Lodging: Grouse Mountain Lodge is the exclusive summit venue and lodging and will offer attendees special room rates starting at $91.00 USD plus tax per night. (When booking reference “Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit: Recreation Innovation Lab” to receive special rate). Call (406) 862-3000 to book a room.

Refund: Refunds will not be offered for this event. If you have registered and are not able to attend, we ask that you transfer your registration to someone else from your business or organization that can attend. If you need assistance with transferring registration please contact us.

Continuing Legal Education Host Contact Info:

Diane Conradi: diane@landwaterlaw.com (406) 204-2385

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2 Fairway Drive

Whitefish, MT 59937

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