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Third Committee Meeting: Linkages in Nonurban Systems 
Public Agenda
 
Courtyard Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area
101 South 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
April 11-12, 2012
 
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Open Session
 
 
8:45 am             Welcome and Introductions
                            Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University                
                            Marina Moses, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, The National Academies
                       
9:00 am             Overview of Sustainability Linkages in Nonurban Systems
                            Lynn Scarlett, Resources for the Future
 
 
Introduction to Sustainability Linkages in the Mojave Region
(Each speaker has 15 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions and transition)
 
9:30 am             Introduction to the Mojave Region
                            Buford Crites, Former Mayor, Palm Desert; Professor, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA
 
9:45 am             Introduction to Sustainability Linkages in the Mojave Desert
                            Laura Crane, Director, Renewable Energy Initiative, The Nature Conservancy
 
10:00 am           Q&A
 
 
Interagency Coordination – Desert Managers Group
Moderator: Robert Anex, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
10:30 am           Introduction to the Desert Managers Group
                            Henri Bisson, Senior Advisor for Renewable Energy Development, Marstel Day, LLC and former Deputy Director for Operations, U.S. Department of the Interior
10:55 am           Management Across Agency Boundaries – Obstacles and Opportunities: USMC Perspective
                            Pat Christman, US Marine Corps
 
11:20 am           Management Across Agency Boundaries – Obstacles and Opportunities: DOI Perspective
                            Russell Scofield, Dept. of the Interior Coordinator, Desert Managers Group
 
11:45 am           Panel response to questions from the committee
                            Dennis Schramm, formerly with the National Park Service (via teleconference)        
 
12:15 pm           Lunch
 
Interagency Coordination – Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)
Moderator: Robert Anex, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
1:15 pm             Overview of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)
                            Karen Scarborough, Landscape Architect, Former Undersecretary of the California Natural Resources Agency
 
1:40 pm             Management Across Agency Boundaries – Obstacles and Opportunities: BLM Perspective
                            Teresa Raml, Bureau of Land Management
 
2:05 pm             Management Across Agency Boundaries – Obstacles and Opportunities
                            Wayne Spencer, Lead Scientist and Science Facilitator to DRECP, Conservation Biology Institute
 
2:30 pm             Panel response to question from the committee
 
3:00 pm             Break
 
3:15 pm             Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
                            Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please email sustainability@nas.edu
 
3:30 pm             Meeting Wrap-up
                            Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University
 
3:45 pm             Open Session Adjourns 
 
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Open Session
 
8:45 am             Welcome and Introductions
                            Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University                
                            Marina Moses, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, The National Academies
 
Introduction to Sustainability Linkages in the Platte River Basin
 
9:00 am             Introduction to the Platte River Basin—Brief History
                            David Freeman, Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University
 
9:35 am             Sustainability Linkages, Complexities, and Uncertainties in the Platte River Basin
                            Chad Smith, Headwaters Corporation, Director of Natural Resources          
 
10:10 am           Break
 
Resource Linkages and Competing Uses: Integrating Science and Action
Moderator: Lynn Scarlett, Resources for the Future
 
10:30 am           Adaptive Management as an Integrating Process
                            Chad Smith, Headwaters Corporation
 
10:55 am           Integrating Science and Action: Fish & Wildlife Service Perspective
                            Mike Thabault, Fish and Wildlife Service, Assistant Regional Director—Ecological Services, Mountain Prairie Region
 
11:20 am           Panel response to questions from the committee
                       
11:50 am           Lunch
 
Interagency Coordination – Platte River Recovery Implementation Program and Governance Committee
Moderator: Lynn Scarlett, Resources for the Future
 
12:45 pm           Introduction: Platte River Recovery Implementation Program and Governance Committee
                            Jerry Kenny, President and CEO, Headwaters Corporation, Executive Director of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program
 
1:10 pm             Management Across Agency Boundaries – Obstacles and Opportunities: Bureau of Reclamation Perspective
                            Gary Campbell, Deputy Regional Director, Great Plains Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation
           
1:35 pm             Management Across Agency Boundaries – Obstacles and Opportunities: Water User Perspective
                            Don Kraus, Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District
 
2:00 pm             Lessons Learned—A Decade of Evolving Governance
                            David Freeman, Colorado State University
 
2:25 pm             Panel responses to questions from the committee
 
2:55 pm             Break
 
3:05 pm             Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
                            Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please email sustainability@nas.edu
 
3:15 pm             Meeting Wrap-up
                            Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University
 
3:30 pm             Open Session Adjourns
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