Join ACS and the Environmental Law Society for a panel discussion on wolves, one of the most politicized and difficult issues in environmental law. Ed Bangs (Former FWS Wolf Recovery Coordinator) will provide the scientific background, Professor Dale Goble (University of Idaho College of Law) will describe the law surrounding wolf de-listing, and Professor John Freemuth (Boise State Masters of Public Administration Program) will talk about what public policy makers consider when negotiating their way through divergent interests to a workable solution.
Ed Bangs worked as the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Gray Wolf Recovery Coordinator in the northwestern U.S. from 1988 to 2011. He has extensive experience in wildlife management and was a key player in reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and central Idaho.
Dr. Jon Freemuth teaches at Boise State University’s MPA and Political Science programs, focusing on natural resource and public land policy. Dr. Freemuth has worked with numerous state and federal resource bureaus to integrate science and policy within the context of land management, including serving as the chair of the Science Advisory Board for the Bureau of Land Management
Prof. Dale Goble is teaches natural resource law (including public land law and wildlife law) at the University of Idaho College of Law. Prof. Goble formerly worked at the Solicitor’s Office at the Department of the Interior where he dealt with numerous complex issues relating to wildlife and public land management. His broad and distinguished scholarship is nationally recognized, particularly for his extensive work on the Endangered Species Act