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Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy 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 May 4 - 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky.  The course will meet at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel, 369 West Vine Street.  We have reserved a block of rooms at The Hilton Hotel in downtown Lexington.  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 and the proactive elements of Section 7
  • The Role of Federal Agencies in ESA Implementation: ESA Section 7 and Consultation, with guest speaker from Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Field Day exploring applications of ESA and TES principles
  • Best Practices in TES Management

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 and can be paid by credit card or check. To pay by card, contact Linda D’Agostino-Long at 503-768-6784.  Checks can be mailed to Lewis & Clark Law School, Attention Linda D’Agostino-Long, 10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97219.  Contact Linda if you have any questions.


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


A block of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel for Sunday, May 3 through Thursday, May 7. The guest room rate is $99/night for a standard guest bedroom. To receive this rate, please make your reservation by April 3, 2015

 To make a reservation, please go to:

Airport Transportation

The nearest airport is Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.  The hotel will provide complimentary transportation to and from the airport to the Hilton. Contact Linda for more information. 

To Bring

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

Important contacts

Hotel:  Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel

Phone:  859-281-3706

Program:  Linda D’Agostino-Long

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: 503-768-6671

We look forward to seeing you in May!

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