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UC Davis to Offer Course in Adaptive Management

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On April 28-29, 2015, the University of California, Davis will offer a course in adaptive management for environmental professsionals at its Sacramento location.  The course will explore the history, policy and legal contexts, and implementation of adaptive management in the United States.  Participants will gain hands-on experience in developing conceptual models and theories of change… Continue Reading

ABA Endangered Species Committee Releases Newsletter

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The Endangered Species Committee within the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources recently released its periodic Endangered Species Committee Newsletter (pdf).  The newsletter includes articles regarding efforts to address climate change impacts on listed species through assessment of impacts of carbon dioxide versus mercury emissions, the implications of comprehensive listing deadline settlements,… Continue Reading

New Book Outlines Challenges Southwest Faces Due to Climate Change

Posted in Continuing Education

The southwestern United States faces a host of challenges as a result of climate change including strained water resources, greater prevalence of tree-killing pests, and potentially significant alterations of agricultural infrastructure. A hotter future is projected for the Southwest—a region stretching from the California coast to the plains of eastern Colorado and New Mexico—and future… Continue Reading

FEMA and NMFS Hold Conference “Demystifying” Compliance with the Endangered Species Act

Posted in Continuing Education, National Marine Fisheries Service

On March 1-2, 2011, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and National Marine Fisheries Service held a two-day conference entitled "Demystifying National Flood Insurance Program Alignment with the Endangered Species Act."  The agenda for the conference and associated materials are provided below.  Full Conference Agenda (PDF) Glossary of Terms (PDF) Compliance Options (PDF) Importance of Healthy Floodplains… Continue Reading

Article Describes Process to Complete Structured Effects Analysis under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act

Posted in Continuing Education, Legislation

The February 2011 edition of Environmental Management includes an article I co-authored with Dr. Dennis Murphy entitled, The Route to Best Science in Implementation of the Endangered Species Act’s Consultation Mandate: The Benefits of Structured Effects Analysis.  The principle purpose of the article is to facilitate the development of rigorous effects analyses under the consultation provisions… Continue Reading

Endangered Species Act & Renewable Energy Projects

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The regulatory requirements of the Endangered Species Act ("ESA") are imposing limitations on the development of renewable energy projects in the California desert. State and federal regulatory agencies are attempting to expedite ESA and other environmental reviews of proposed renewable energy projects. But the jury is out on whether these efforts will succeed. The ability… Continue Reading

Endangered Species Law Conference to Take Place April 8-9 in San Diego

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On April 8-9, Nossaman partners Rob Thornton and Paul Weiland will be co-chairing a CLE International conference on Endangered Species Law at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, California.  Nossaman attorneys Sue Meyer, Rob Thornton, and Paul Weiland will be presenting on panels at the conference.  Other speakers are among the leading attorneys, consultants, scientists,… Continue Reading