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Tuesday, October 30th
8:00 AM

There are No Civilians: Species-at-Risk and Energy Development

Terry Messmer, Utah State University Extension

USU Eccles Conference Center

8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

8:20 AM

Utah’s Leadership in Balancing Energy Development and Conservation

Cody Stewart, Energy Advisor to Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Salt Lake City

USU Eccles Conference Center

8:20 AM - 8:40 AM

8:40 AM

Wearing Four Hats – Finding Balance while being a Rancher, Mineral/Energy Developer, County Councilman, and Conservationist

Chris Robinson, Summit County Council Member, Park City Utah

USU Eccles Conference Center

8:40 AM - 9:20 AM

9:20 AM

Strategies and Metrics for Mitigating Impacts of Energy Development on Biodiversity

Jonathan Haufler, Executive Director, Ecosystem Management Research Institute, Seeley Lake, MT

USU Eccles Conference Center

9:20 AM - 10:00 AM

10:30 AM

Energy and Wildlife – Investments in Conservation

Scot Donato, Manager of Governmental Affairs, Bill Barrett Corporation, Denver, CO

USU Eccles Conference Center

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Speak to me Lichen, How Stable is the Soil? Tell me its Disturbance History

Roger Rosentreter, State Botanist, BLM Idaho

USU Eccles Conference Center

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Overview of Best Management Practices used to Mitigate Environmental Impacts from Large- Scale Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy Development Projects on Public Lands Managed by the Bureau of Land Management

James Gazewood, Renewable Energy Program Coordinator, BLM Utah, Salt Lake City

USU Eccles Conference Center

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:30 PM

Research Provides Answers to Mitigate Impacts of Energy Development to Wildlife

Jeffrey L. Beck, University of Wyoming, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Laramie, WY

USU Eccles Conference Center

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Phased Energy Development and the Precautionary Principle: Good for Critters and Communities

Pete Morton, Former Director of Economic Research, The Wilderness Society, Denver, CO

USU Eccles Conference Center

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Changes in Pronghorn Use of a Natural Gas Field in Greater Yellowstone

Jon P. Beckmann, Conservation Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bozeman, MT

USU Eccles Conference Center

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:30 PM

Energy Development and Wilderness Preservation as Compatible Goals

Steve Bloch, Energy Director, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Salt Lake City, UT

USU Eccles Conference Center

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Projecting Wildlife Impacts Before Oil and Gas Development

Janice Thomson, Assistant Vice President for Landscape Analysis, The Wilderness Society, Seattle, WA

USU Eccles Conference Center

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM