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Exploring the Ecology, Economics, and Public Policy of Water Resources and Fisheries

A Seminar for Federal Judges and Law Professors
Federal Judges Supported by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
April 19-24, 2005, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV

 

Agenda

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
2:00-5:00 pm
Registration & Refreshments

5:30-6:30 pm
Orientation
John A. Baden
FREE

6:30 pm
Cocktails - Roosevelt Room

7:00 pm
Dinner - Dining Hall
Remarks by John Blundell, a Londoner in West Virginia

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
7:30-8:30 am
Breakfast - Dining Hall

8:30-10:00 am
Session I - Externalities
Russell S. Sobel
West Virginia University

10:00-10:30 am
Break

10:30-12:00 noon
Session II - The Science, Policy, and Politics of Managing In-Stream Flows for Fish & Wildlife
Neal Wilkins
Texas A&M University

12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch - Dining Hall

1:00-2:30 pm
Session III - Common Pool Resources
Russell S. Sobel
West Virginia University

 2:30-3:00 pm
Break

3:00-4:30 pm
Session IV - The Science, Law, and Politics of “Marine Protected Areas”
Josh Eagle
University of South Carolina

4:30-6:00 pm
Free Time

6:30 pm
Cocktails - Roosevelt Room

 
7:00 pm
Dinner - Dining Hall
Remarks on the late Honorable Richard Arnold by the Honorable Thomas Eisele 

Thursday, April 21, 2005
7:30-8:30 am
Breakfast - Dining Hall

8:30-10:00 am
Session V - Property Rights
Russell S. Sobel
West Virginia University

10:00-10:30 am
Break

10:30-12:00 noon
Session VI - Aquaculture: Are We in Too Deep?
Joseph Hankins
Freshwater Institute

12:00-6:00 pm
Free Time
(Sack Lunches Provided)

6:30 pm
Cocktails - Roosevelt Room

7:00 pm
Dinner - Dining Hall

Friday, April 22, 2005
7:30-8:30 am
Breakfast - Dining Hall

8:30-10:00 am
Session VII - Aquatic Biodiversity: Entrepreneur’s Goldmine, Aquaculturist’s Raw Material, and Conservationist’s Holy Grail
William Hershberger
USDA

10:00-10:30 am
Break

10:30-12:00 noon
Session VIII - Private Actions for Endangered Fish Recovery
Jerry Johnson
Montana State University

12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch - Dining Hall

1:00-2:30 pm
Session IX - From Cowboys to Water Wranglers: Feasibility of Increasing Off-Site Water Yield from Native Rangelands
Neal Wilkins
Texas A&M University

2:30-3:00 pm
Break

3:00-4:30 pm
Session X - Designing More Nutritious Foods: A Report of Progress
David Sands
Montana State University

4:30-6:00 pm
Free Time

6:30 pm
Cocktails - Roosevelt Room

7:00 pm
Dinner - Dining Hall

Saturday, April 23, 2005
7:30-8:30 am
Breakfast - Dining Hall

8:30-10:00 am
Session XI - The Fish Hatchery: A Conservation Tool
Brian J. Vinci
Freshwater Institute

10:00-10:30 am
Break

10:30-12:00 noon
Session XII - Competition Between Fisheries and Fish Farming
Josh Eagle
University of South Carolina

12:00-6:00 pm
Free Time
(Sack Lunches Provided)

6:00-7:00 pm
Cocktails
Session XIII - Participant Evaluation
John A. Baden
FREE

7:00 pm
Dinner - Dining Hall  

Sunday, April 24, 2005
7:00-8:30 am
Breakfast - Dining Hall
As Necessary

Shuttle to Airport


DISCUSSION LEADERS

John A. Baden, Ph.D.
Chairman
FREE
945 Technology Blvd.
Suite 101F
Bozeman, MT 59718

Mr. Pete Geddes
Program Director
FREE
945 Technology Blvd.
Suite 101F
Bozeman, MT 59718

SPEAKERS
Professor Josh Eagle
Assistant Professor of Law
University of South Carolina School of Law
701 S. Main Street
Law Center 308
Columbia, SC 29208

Mr. Joseph A. Hankins
Program Director
Freshwater Institute
1098 Turner Road
P.O. Box 1889
Shepherdstown , WV 25443

Dr. William K. Hershberger
Director
National Center for Cool & Cold Water Aquaculture
USDA Agriculture Research Service
P.O. Box 100
11861 Leetown Road
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Professor Jerry D. Johnson
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Montana State University
Wilson Hall 2-138
Bozeman, MT 59717

Dr. David C. Sands
Professor
Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Montana State University
204 AgBioScience Building
Bozeman, MT 59717

Dr. Russell Sobel
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6025
Morgantown, WV 26506

Dr. Brian J. Vinci
Director of Engineering Services
Freshwater Institute
1098 Turner Road
Shepherdstown, WV 25443-4175

Dr. R. Neal Wilkins
Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Texas A&M University
2258 TAMU, 111 Nagle Hall
College Station, TX 77843