Applying Science and Risk Analysis to Endangered Species ~ A Seminar for Federal Judges

Supported by:

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation

Co-sponsored by:

Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College


Wednesday, October 8, 1997

2:00 - 4:00 pm
Registration and Refreshments
4:30 - 4:45 pm Welcome: John Baden, Ph.D., Chairman, Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment Introduction: The Honorable John M. Walker, Jr. Circuit Judge U.S. Court of Appeals-Second Circuit
5:00 - 6:00 pm Session I: Regulatory Stability and Long-Term Planning James A. Kraft, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Plum Creek Timber Company
6:00 pm Cocktails (Baggage Room)
6:30 pm Dinner (Colonnade)
Thursday, October 9
7:00-8:00 am
Breakfast (Colonnade)
8:00-9:30 am Session II: Species Loss: Causes and Consequences. Michael Bean, Chairman, Wildlife Program, Environmental Defense Fund
9:30-10:00 am Break
10:00-11:30 am Session III: Endangered Species and Risk: The Is, the Ought, the Must, and the Maybe. Mark Plummer, Senior Fellow Discovery Institute and co-author of Noah's Choice
11:30 - 12:30 pm Lunch (Colonnade)
12:45 - 2:15 pm Session IV: The Science and Practice of Extinction Prediction Michael Gilpin, Ph.D. Conservation Biologist, Department of Biology, University of California, San Diego
2:15 - 6:00 pm Free time
6:00 pm Cocktails (Baggage Room)
6:30 pm Dinner (Colonnade)
8:00 pm Evening Address: Datus Proper-Cultural and Ecological Tensions
Friday, October 10
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast (Colonnade)
8:00-9:30 am Session V: Species loss: A Focused Example Michael Bean
9:30 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 11:30 pm Session VI: Moving Past the Polarization: Wolves, Grizzlies and the Endangered Species Act Hank Fischer, Northern Rockies Representative, Defenders of Wildlife
11:30 - 5:30 pm Lunch and Free Time *Optional Hart Ranch horseback rides with Christy Fullen
6:00 pm Cocktails (Baggage Room)
6:00 pm Cocktails (Baggage Room)
6:30 pm Dinner (Colonnade)
3:30 - 6:30 pm Free time
8:00 pm Evening Address: Wildlife Conservation on Private Lands: A Framework for Progress Neal Wilkins, Ph.D. Wildlife Biologist, Port Blakely Tree Farms
Saturday, October 11
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast (Colonnade)
8:00-9:30 am Session VII: The Role of Science in the Endangered Species Legal Jungle Doug Honnold, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund
9:30-10:00 am Break
10:00-11:30 am Session VIII: The Endangered Species Act is Broken. Randal O'Toole, Director, Thoreau Institute
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:30-3:00 pm Session IX: Surprise, Surprise: Who should Bear Nature's Risk? Mark Plummer
3:00 - 5:00 pm Free time
5:15 pm Cocktails at the Enterprise Ranch
6:30 pm Dinner (Gallatin Gateway Inn)
8:00 pm Evening Address: Preserving Species, One Water Shed at a Time Barrett Walker, Trustee, Alex C. Walker Foundation, Decatur, GA

Sunday, October 12

7:00-8:00 am

Breakfast (Colonnade)

8:00 - 9:15 am

Session X: Fixing the Endangered Species Act Randal O'Toole

9:15 - 9:45 am


9:45 - 11:00 am

Session XI: General Discussion Jim Huffman, Moderator

11:30 am

Shuttles to the airport