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Fish, Wildlife, and Energy Development Meetings

Related: Climate Change, Environment and Natural Resources

In 2002 and 2003, Meridian staff designed and facilitated two meetings that brought together approximately 35 national leaders of the conservation and ranching communities and the energy industry. The meetings were designed to collaboratively find a common understanding of, and reasonable solutions to, conflicts among fish and wildlife management, ranching, and energy development on public lands.


The first meeting focused largely on challenges and opportunities related to coal bed methane development, including mitigation and enhancement; relationships, communication, and outreach; and adaptive management and natural resources planning processes. The second meeting focused on funding and organizational issues.


The meetings were sponsored and funded by the Izaak Walton League of America, the Public Land Council, Trout Unlimited, the US Department of Interior, and the Wildlife Management Institute.

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