Jeff Appel currently serves as the Board of Director’s President and serves on the Conservation Easement Subcommittee. Jeff is an attorney with Ray, Quinney and Nebeker, is a member of their Litigation Section and heads the Natural Resources, Land, Water and Environmental Law practice group. He has extensive experience in the environmental law area, especially with the complex issues relating to the National Environmental Policy Act and the Clean Water Act. He also has significant experience in the area of water rights law, in both an administrative and judicial context and in real estate and municipal law. Finally, in addition to his overall lands practice, he has represented individual landowners in the emerging area of conservation easement law for many years. Jeff has been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in the categories of Energy/Natural Resources Law, Environmental/Land Use Law, Government Law, and Pro Bono Work (as published in Utah Business Magazine). He is also listed in Best Lawyers of America in the area of land use and zoning law and in Mountain States Super Lawyers in the field of environmental law.