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Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals

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Working with the Endangered Species Act:
A Practical Primer (ESA) for Decisionmakers, Biologists and Staff Specialists


May 1 - 4, 2017


Hosted by Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program,
Lewis & Clark Law School, Lewis & Clark College


Tucson, AZ


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Welcome to Endangered Species Act Management for Line Officers. A workshop for decision makers dealing with various TES management issues. Focus is on provisions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and other laws governing species management, agency policies, procedures, and taking action to prevent listings. Emphasis on agency and line officer obligations for consultation and recovery under the ESA. Interactive lectures, discussions, activities and field trips are used to facilitate learning. Bring a home unit situation for group discussion.

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Climate change and the ESA - Challenges of TES management in a warming world
  • be more successful at integrating ESA and related laws, thus reducing time and costs on associated projects.
  • explain policy, legal and administrative aspects of managing threatened, endangered and sensitive species.
  • understand the laws and actions influencing resource management and how they impact you today.
  • understand the legal process and administrative law - and thus how you fit into the picture.
  • initiate integrated success stories for TES species (get ahead of the curve!).
  • help your staff become more effective at TES management.
  • gather a wealth of varied insights and perspectives.
  • learn how other Line Officers and staff successfully manage TES species on their home units.
  • understand how ESA, NEPA, NFMA, MBTA, and other related laws can work together in ecosystem management.
  • understand roles of other Federal & State Agencies. How we see them and they see us.
  • understand how people think and learn; thus how you can interact with them to achieve mutual comprehension/understanding of contentious issues.
  • translate information into "on the ground" context on which to hang the varied discussions!

Agenda Topics:

(Note: This is the agenda, pending participant input. Every agenda is adapted to meet participant interests and needs.)

Downloadable 2017 DRAFT Agenda

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Forest Service Continuing Education for Natural Resource Professionals
Author: Shelly Witt, National Continuing Education Coordinator,
WFW staff
Phone: 435-881-4203
Expires: none

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