On December 5, 2012, join Stoel Rives attorneys Barbara D. Craig and Sara E. Bergan, along with several other experts, as they discuss “Sage Grouse and the Legal Landscape,” at the Northwest Mining Association conference in Spokane, Washington. Craig will moderate the panel, guiding the speakers through various topics including: Federal and State Design and Designations for the Bird; Sage Grouse Management in Nevada; Executive Order on Sage Grouse at the Lost Creek Uranium Project; and The Science and Business of Sage Grouse Mitigation.

To supplement the panel discussion, Stoel Rives attorneys in its various offices in the West have collaborated in the development of a comprehensive presentation that provides the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) framework as well as summarizes activities in the affected western states. Stoel Rives has expertise in many of the western states that contain sage grouse habitat and have been actively following the sage grouse developments at both the federal and state levels. In 2010 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife found that listing the sage grouse under the federal ESA was warranted but precluded by higher-priority listings. Now and as a candidate species, the sage grouse is the subject of vast new and evolving state and federal regulation as state authorities work to avoid a federal listing.

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Northwest Mining Association: Thoroughly Modern Mining in a Technology Based World
December 3 – 7, 2012
Where: Spokane Convention Center, Spokane, Washington

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