- Policy Platforms
This webinar examined current methods of funding species conservation efforts, as well as challenges and opportunities to leveraging additional funding for conservation of at-risk and endangered species. Moderator: Timothy Male, Executive Director at the Environmental Policy Innovation Center. Panelists: Christy Plumer, Chief Conservation Officer, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership; Virgil Moore, Director, Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Gary Frazer, Assistant Director for Endangered Species, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn more, download the presentation slides.
This webinar highlighted the recovery of Black-footed Ferret in Colorado and Wyoming. The panel was moderated by Terry Fankhauser, Executive Vice President of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association. The panelists: Todd Heward, Wyoming Rancher; Pete Gober, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Ken Morgan, Private Lands Program Manager, Colorado Parks and Wildlife; Tom Dougherty, Western Division Staff Director, retired, National Wildlife Federation; John Emmerich, Deputy Director, retired, Wyoming Game and Fish. View, download the presentation slides
This webinar examined how critical habitat designations are influenced by invasive species. The panel was moderated by Chuck Bonham, Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The panelists: Dr. David Sweet, Yellowstone Lake Special Project Manager, Wyoming Trout Unlimited; Matt Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Northwest Economic Region; Chris Crookshanks, Native Aquatics Staff Specialist, Nevada Department of Wildlife. View, download the presentation slides
This webinar explored how litigation shapes the implementation of the Endangered Species Act and affects species conservation efforts. The panel was moderated by Michael Brennan, Director of the Wildlife Conservation and Mitigation Program at Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources. The panelists: John Leshy, Emeritus Professor, U.C. Hastings College of the Law, and Solicitor of the Interior Department, 1993-2001; Lisa Reynolds, Assistant Attorney General, State of Colorado; Jason Rylander, Senior Staff Attorney, Defenders of Wildlife; Douglas Wheeler, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP. View, download the presentation slides
This webinar used desert ecosystems to examine best practices for landscape-level species management, as well as the challenges of managing species with large habitat ranges. The panel was moderated by Matthew McKinney, Director, Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy, University of Montana. The panelists: Jim deVos, Assistant Director, Wildlife Management, Arizona Game and Fish Department; Bill McDonald, Executive Director, Malpai Borderlands Group; Alexa Sandoval, Director, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish; John Swett, Manager, Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program. View, download the presentation slides
This webinar highlighted the importance of private land in species conservation efforts, innovative ways to address conservation finance, and the incentives that work for private landowners. The panel was moderated by Chris West, Director, Rocky Mountain Regional Office of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The panelists: Amos Eno, Executive Director/President, Resources First Foundation; Jeff Morgheim, Founder and Principal, Edge Strategic Consulting, LLC; Lesli Allison, Executive Director, Western Landowners Alliance. View, download the presentation slides
This webinar examined the role of trust and communication in species conservation and the collective work of state, federal and industry partners to ensure the conservation of numerous species endemic to the southeastern U.S. The panel was moderated by Cindy Dohner, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The panelists: Jimmy Bullock, Senior Vice President, Forest Sustainability, Resource Management Service, LLC.; Todd Ewing, Supervisor, Aquatic Wildlife Diversity Program, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission; Mike Harris, At-Risk Species Coordinator, Southeast Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Gordon Myers, Executive Director, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission; Dr. Salem Saloom, Alabama landowner; Nick Wiley, Executive Director, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Learn more, download the presentation slides
The Pecos Watershed Conservation Initiative was established to facilitate strategic conservation opportunities and restore water quality and wildlife habitat throughout the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico. The Initiative brings together state and federal agencies, industry, and conservation organizations to craft pragmatic and collaborative solutions to conservation challenges at a broad-scale across the Permian Basin. Learn more.