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Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Dear Registrants:

Thank you for registering for the “Super-Combo” Working with the Endangered Species Act: A Practical Primer for Decision makers, Biologists, and Staff Specialists short course scheduled for November 4-7, 2013 in Portland, Oregon.  The course will meet at Lewis & Clark College, Lewis & Clark Law School and The Paramount Hotel.  We have reserved a block of rooms at The Paramount Hotel in downtown Portland.  We look forward to a productive course with all of you.

About the Course

The short course is intended to be highly interactive. Our intent is to provide a relaxing yet rigorous learning environment for you. We will provide many opportunities for you to participate in the seminar through group discussion, breakout sessions, and group projects. In order to make this seminar worthwhile, productive, and enjoyable, we expect and welcome your participation and expect you to bring your practical experience and knowledge to bear on the discussions.

A detailed schedule will follow. Course components will include:

  • Legal Process and Administrative Law
  • Protecting and Managing Biodiversity in an Era of Change
  • ESA Prohibitions and Exceptions: Sections 9 and 10
  • ESA Section 7, including how Section 7 relates with Section 10
  • The Role of Federal Agencies in ESA Implementation: ESA Section 7 and Consultation, with guest speakers from Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Field Day exploring applications of ESA and TES principles. 
  • Best Practices in TES Management, with guest speakers including environmental plaintiff’s attorney and speakers from Office of General Counsel and Washington headquarters

We will have a final detailed schedule available shortly before the course. All segments of the course are important and build on each other, so please make travel plans that allow you to attend the entire course.

Dress comfortably for these sessions, and come with an open and inquisitive mind. We always learn a great deal from your comments, questions, and experiences so feel free to share your examples of TES management.


The course tuition is $1,095 per person. You can pay for the course with a government credit card or by check. You can call Linda D’Agostino-Long at 503-768-6784 with the credit card information prior to the course. Contact Linda if you have any questions.


Please note that the seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 4 and ends on Thursday, November 7 at 3:30 p.m. Please make your travel plans accordingly so you can attend the entire course.


A block of rooms will be reserved at a local hotel for Sunday, November 3 through Thursday, November 7.   Please stay tuned.

Airport Transportation

The nearest airport is the Portland International Airport located about a 30 minute drive to downtown and the hotel.  

To Bring

  • Jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Binoculars and/or camera for field day
  • Cash for lunch and dinners
  • Extra space in suitcase to bring home written and reference materials (2 binders)


Important contacts

Hotel:  TBD 

Contact Linda D’Agostino-Long for details

Phone: 503-768-6784

Lewis & Clark Law School
Janice Weis
Associate Dean & Director
Environmental Law Program
(Same address and fax as Linda)
Phone: 503-768-6649

Lewis & Clark Law School
Linda D’Agostino-Long
Program Assistant, Environmental Law Program
10015 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503-768-6784
Fax: 503-768-6751

We look forward to seeing you in November!

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