Special Institute on

Endangered Species and Other Wildlife

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The old adage that “the only thing that is constant is change” applies with full force to federal and state regulation of wildlife. The last few years have seen many important developments under the Endangered Species Act, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which have the potential to impact a wide variety of energy projects and natural resource uses. From the grizzly-bear-listing controversy, to the Texas Conservation Plan for the dunes sagebrush lizard, to recent changes in mitigation policy and more, our distinguished speakers will provide a comprehensive review of these developments. They will also provide practical analysis and advice regarding wildlife protection statutes, including how to manage their requirements in the course of a proposed project or during day-to-day operations.

This institute will provide valuable insights regarding the regulation of protected wildlife, combining an overview of the legal landscape for those who are fairly new to these areas with a deeper dive into more sophisticated issues for those who have been handling wildlife issues for a longer time. The course will be useful to many resource professionals, including in-house, outside, and agency counsel; environmental mangers; landmen; nongovernmental organizations; academics; and government employees involved in development of resources in areas where protected species are located.

Course materials are available in hard copy and digital formats if you are unable to attend. 

Continuing Education Credit

CLE & AAPL Credit: This course consists of approximately 12.5 hours of continuing education, including up to 1 hour of ethics. You must let us know, at least 45 days in advance of the conference, the states or organizations for which you will need credit (see registration form). Credit hours for states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Foundation conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states and Canadian provinces, the AAPL, NADOA, and NALTA, and other professional organizations. Attorneys from certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. The Foundation is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

CPE Credit: NASBA has indicated that if an individual reviews a program and feels that it is relevant to their CPA practice, they can consult with their state accountancy board to request that the course be approved. CPE approval is state-by-state.

Earlybird Discount

Cutoff date for discounted registration fees:  October 10, 2019