On October 3, 2002 at the Pocatello City Hall Chambers 911 North 7th Street, the first annual Endangered Species Act Seminar will be held with panels and debate by Laird Lucas, attorney for WWP; Ted Hoffman, President elect of the Idaho Cattle Association; Jim Caswell, the Director of the Idaho Office of Species Conservation; Representatives of the Nez Perce, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service will also be participating.
The event will be televised live on Pocatello TV Access, Channel 11.
For more information, please contact Dr. Keene Hueftle, who is producing the seminar, at: 208-232-8862.
There is no charge for attendance.
The Conference is dedicated in tribute to the late Dr. Joy Belsky.
This is the third annual RangeNet conference and will include a keynote address Thursday evening October 10 by Dr. Thomas Michael Power, the Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Montana speaking about "Post Cowboy Economics". Following Dr. Power's address, the first Edward Abbey Memorial Hooved Locust Award will be presented to an individual or individuals for outstanding achievement in bringing the truth of public lands ranching to the American people.
Other panels include the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior, William Myers and Laird Lucas, attorney of Boise, discussing "The Legal Framework of Public Lands Ranching"
Another Panel will discuss the "Future of Public Lands Ranching" with Jon Marvel, executive director of WWP and Ed Marston, the executive director of High Country News.
A complete agenda for the conference can be found at: http://www.rangenet.org/rn2002/ There is no charge for the conference.
The second annual Greenfire Revival will follow the RangeNet Conference from Friday evening October 11 to Sunday morning October 13. The Revival will provide an opportunity to learn about WWP's restoration efforts on over one mile of the East Fork of the Salmon River in Custer County, Idaho. Tours of the local feral horse herd and its impacts will be held along with trips to see irrigation diversions subject to WWP's Endangered Species Act Lawsuits. Additional activities include conservation videos about public lands ranching, discussions about legal strategy and a music jam Saturday night
Attendees should plan on camping out and enjoying the main lodge at the Preserve where three meals on Saturday October 12 and breakfast on Sunday October 13 will be served. Friday evening will be a potluck, so bring some good food to share.
Pre-registration and a $20 contribution to help cover the cost of food over the event per person are encouraged.