Some of the content on this website requires JavaScript to be enabled in your web browser to function as intended. While the website is still usable without JavaScript, it should be enabled to enjoy the full interactive experience.

Skip to Main Content

Ruckelshaus Institute|Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Agenda

Tuesday, April 2

Setting the Stage: Why We Need Conservation Finance

8:00 a.m.

Welcome, Purpose, and “What is conservation finance?”
Jason Shogren, Stroock Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, UW

8:10 a.m.

Conservation Finance and the Governor's Energy Strategy
Nephi Cole, Wyoming Governor's Office

8:30 a.m.

A Global View: Common themes, common issues
Kenneth Lay, former Treasurer of the World Bank, Senior Managing Director at the Rock Creek Group

The Basics: Conservation Finance Tools and Structures

9:00 a.m.

Conservation Finance for Everyone
Story Clark, Conservation Consultant

9:45 a.m.

Break

10:00 a.m.

Wildlife Habitat Exchanges: Moving from practices to quantified outcomes
Sara Brodnax, Environmental Defense Fund

10:30 a.m.

Mitigation Banking and Credit Trading
Michael Fraley, Sweetwater River Conservancy

11:00 a.m.

Leveraging State Investment with Public Support
Bob Budd, Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust

11:30 a.m.

Local Conservation Finance: The Sheridan County Ballot Initiative
Brian Kuehl, Vela Environmental

Distinguished Speaker

Noon

Lunch provided

12:45 p.m.

Lunchtime keynote: Mark Gordon, Wyoming State Treasurer

Market-based Approaches to Conservation Finance

1:30 p.m.

Market Approaches to Water Management
Cory Toye, Trout Unlimited

2:00 p.m.

Lessons from Texas: The Golden-cheeked Warbler and the Dune Sagebrush Lizard
Brian Hays, Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources

2:30 p.m.

The Upper Green River Conservation Exchange
Kristi Hansen, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW

3:00 p.m.

Break

Public-Private Partnerships: Lessons from Wyoming

3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion

Natural Gas Mitigation in Southwest Wyoming (JIO-PAPO): Using private lands to offset impacts on public lands
Panelists: Holly Copeland, TNC; Matt Kauffman, USGS and UW; Don Simpson, BLM; Randy Teeuwen, energy industry
Moderator: Kristi Hansen, Agricultural and Applied Economics Department, UW

4:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m.

Reception

Wednesday, April 3

Field Trip

8:30 a.m.

Depart from Casper for Pathfinder Ranch

9:30 a.m.

Implementing Mitigation and Conservation Banks
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

10:45 a.m.

Field Tour of Proposed Mitigation Bank

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Depart for Casper

1:30 p.m.

Return to Casper

Share This Page:

Footer Navigation

University of Wyoming
 
1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071 // UW Operators (307) 766-1121 // Contact Us