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Endangered Species Act
Perspectives from California & Around the Country
February 26, 2016  •  The Westin  •  San Diego

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Earn Up to 7 Hours MCLE Credit
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Dear Colleague:
If you find there are more ESA questions than answers, you’re not alone.
We are pleased to announce a one-day conference exploring the complexities of the
federal Endangered Species Act. Get side-by-side comparisons of multiple points of
view on complex issues and leave with valuable take-aways.
Featuring in-depth discussions on:
Recent Developments in ESA Case Law – The courts continue to parse the nuances of
the statute. Hear about the latest developments.
The Emergence of New ESA Policies – The federal wildlife agencies have been updating
policy guidance regarding HCPs and also species mitigation. Discover the latest
developments from the policy makers.
Improving Habitat Conservation Plans – 32 years and 826 permits later, how is the
program stacking up, are there approaches that could improve this visionary program?
Habitat Mitigation Under the ESA – Regional landscape-level mitigation has become a
priority for both California and the Obama Administration. Hear how Governor Brown
and President Obama are seeking to emphasize regional mitigation through new
policy initiatives.
Pre-Listing Tools for Species Conservation – A number of programs emphasize early
conservation actions to head off species listings. What are the potential of these prelisting
programs to further the purposes of the ESA?
Improving the Section 7 Consultation Process – Learn about efforts in southern
California to enhance tracking of Section 7 impacts and mitigation to integrate with
conservation efforts such as HCPs and recovery planning.
If you have any involvement with the ESA, this is a conference you don’t want to miss!
We look forward to seeing you in San Diego in February.
Sean C. Skaggs, Esq., Program Co-Chair
Ebbin Moser + Skaggs, San Diego, CA
David Zippin, PhD, Program Co-Chair
ICF International, San Francisco, CA