2015 Endangered Species Act Workshop

2015 Endangered Species Act Workshop

On May 29, 2015 the School of Environment and Natural Resources hosted a workshop on the Endangered Species Act. The workshop's sponsors were the school's Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology Lab, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Wildlife, and the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program of the college's outreach arm, Ohio State University Extension. 

Speakers at the workshop:

Jeremy Bruskotter, “A Brief Introduction to the ESA.”
Scott Haulton of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, “Managing Habitat of Listed Species.”
Angela Boyer of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “Update on Bat Listings.” The deadly, spreading white-nose disease, or white-nose syndrome, is decimating North American bat populations.
Jeromy Applegate, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on “Section 7 Consultations.” Section 7 of the act directs federal agencies to coordinate and cooperate so their actions, including projects they fund or authorize, don’t jeopardize any listed species.
Megan Seymour, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on “The Recovery Process.” The act directs the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service to establish recovery plans for how threatened and endangered species will be conserved and ultimately recovered.

Featured video presentations:

View press release here.  View full agenda here. View photos of the workshop here.