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Environmental, Natural Resources, & 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 tentatively scheduled for May 14 - 17, 2018 at Hotel Indigo in Asheville, North Carolina. Please look for the logistical memorandum from Kelly Novahom being e-mailed to all those registered in February.  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 Kelly Novahom at 503-768-6784.  Checks can be mailed to Lewis & Clark Law School, Attention Kelly Novahom, 10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR 97219.  Contact Kelly if you have any questions.


Please note that the seminar begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 14 and ends on Thursday, May 17 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 from Sunday, May 13 through Thursday, May 17. Information on making your reservations will be in the Memorandum from Kelly.  

 To Bring

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

Important contacts


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

Lewis & Clark Law School
Kelly Novahom
Program Coordinator, 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!