December 21, 2017
Professor Rachael Salcido visited the Marshall Islands in October to research local terrestrial and marine resource conservation and management efforts. The Marshall Islands has been suffering drought conditions and faces the additional threat to freshwater resources of rising sea levels and flooding. Professor Salcido attended a workshop to learn more about the implementation and development of the Reimaanlok, a unique conservation planning process that engages community-based management. She will continue research on various related marine conservation issues engaging students enrolled in her Ocean and Coastal Law seminar in Spring 2018.
Professor Salcido is an insightful scholar of domestic, comparative and international environmental and natural resources law, with particular expertise in ocean and coastal law, and ecosystem restoration. She currently serves as McGeorge's Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship and Diversity Initiatives.
Professor Salcido is both the founder and director of McGeorge's Environmental Law Concentration, where she helps students garner interest in environmental law and connects students with careers in the field. She currently serves as treasurer for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, which is a collaborative educational non-profit organization dedicated to the scholarly and practical study of the law and regulations relating to mining, oil and gas, water, public lands, energy, environmental protection, and other related areas.