Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law - Law School - Lewis & Clark

Reshaping a Powerful Conservation Tool?

  • Date: October 20–22, 2011
  • Location: Lewis & Clark Law School
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Thursday, October 20, 2011


8:00 am – 12:00 p.m.  Field trip to Oregon Zoo Condor Facility

Bus departs from downtown in front of Paramount Hotel

                                       Hosted by Portland Audubon Society

Lewis & Clark College                                                                                                                                      Albany Quadrangle - Smith Hall

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration Check-In

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Welcome

Prof. Daniel Rohlf, Lewis & Clark Law School

      Triumphs and Setbacks in Recovering California Condors              

Jesse Grantham, National Condor Recovery Coordinator                                           U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.   Break

2:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.  The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act

                                       Moderator: Joel A. “Jeep” Pagel, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service  

Jill Birchell, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service                                                    

Eliza Savage, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Philip Kline, U.S. Department of Interior

                                                     Bo Alley, Invenergy

                                                     Kelly Fuller, American Bird Conservancy

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Reception hosted by American Bird Conservancy, Smith Hall

Friday, October 21, 2011                                                                                                                                            Lewis & Clark Law School                                                                                                                            McCarty Classroom 3                                 

8:00 a.m.                     Registration & Continental Breakfast (classroom 4)

8:45 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.   Welcome 

                                    Dean Robert Klonoff, Lewis & Clark Law School

8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.    The Importance of Protecting Birds

  Moderator: Meryl Redisch, Audubon Society of Portland

David Yarnold, President, National Audubon Society

George Fenwick, President, American Bird Conservancy     

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m   A Time of Challenges for Bird Conservation and the MBTA

  Moderator: Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland

Brad Bortner, Chief, Migratory Bird Section, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Mike Daulton, National Audubon Society

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.       Break

10:30 a.m. – Noon       Wind Energy and Bird Protection: Do They Fit Together?                                               

  Moderator: Prof. Daniel Rohlf, Lewis & Clark Law School

Al Manville, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Stu Webster, Iberdrola Renewables

Prof. Tim Duane,  Vermont Law School, U.C. Santa Cruz

               Shruti Suresh, Meyer, Glitzenstein & Crystal 

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Keynote:                                                                                                                                                  Student Lounge                       

  Ed Newcomer, Tales from the Front Lines of Enforcement                                                       U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service               

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Break

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Enforcing the MBTA: Is the Law Really Working for Birds?

 Moderator: Prof. Tom Buchele, Lewis & Clark Law School

Robert S. Anderson, U.S. Dept. of Justice Environmental Crimes Unit

Kalyani Robbins, University of Akron School of Law

Darin Schroeder, American Bird Conservancy

3:15 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.   Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Pushing the Envelope for Bird Conservation: Innovations and Ideas

                                  Moderator: Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland

                                             Steve Holmer, American Bird Conservancy

Prof. Chris Wold, Lewis & Clark Law School 

David Helzer, City of Portland 

Dan Taylor, California Audubon

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m Reception hosted by National Audubon Society    

Student Lounge                                                          

Saturday, October 22, 2011                                                                                                                                        Lewis & Clark Law School                                                                                                                                          McCarty Classroom 3

8:30 a.m.                     Registration & Continental Breakfast (Classroom 4)

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. International Bird Conservation: Lessons for MBTA

                                         Moderator: Martin Nugent, Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife

                                             Prof. Mitsuhiko Takahashi, University of Toyama, Japan

                                             Rosa Maria Vidal, ProNatura Mexico

                                             Andy Dodd, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (U.K.)

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m  Break 

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m  Ensuring Birds’ Future: Where Do We Go From Here?

                           Bob Sallinger, Audubon Society of Portland

11:45 - 12:45 p.m.         Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Facilitated discussion: Reforming the MBTA

                                           Moderated by Julie Wilson, GSI Water Solutions               

3:00 p.m.                       Conclusions and Next Steps


Conference Committee:

Michael Daulton, National Audubon Society

Michael Green, US Fish & Wildlife Service

David Helzer, City of Portland

Steve Holmer, American Bird Conservancy

Joel “Jeep” Pagel, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Claire Puchy, City of Portland

Professor Dan Rohlf, Lewis & Clark Law School

Bob Sallinger, Portland Audubon Society

Dan Taylor, California Audubon