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April 11, 2014: Consumers Energy/Resource Agencies Annual Steering Committee Meeting
The annual Steering Committee meeting was held April 11, 2014, at the Consumers' office in Lansing, Michigan. The Steering Committee was formed to provide oversight and to keep informed by the MMAC Team (Consumers/Resource Agencies) about the implementation of the 1994 Settlement Agreement. The Settlement covers 11 hydroelectric dams . . . More »
April 3, 2014: Service reopens comment period on proposal to protect red knot under Endangered species Act: shorebird flies up to 18,600 miles a year on 20-inch wingspan.
March 15, 2014: Endangered Species Presentation at Sarett Nature Center
March 25, 2014: Wind Energy Meeting
Consumers Energy hosted a wind energy meeting at the Henry Building on the campus of the Michigan State University on March 25, 2014. The East Lansing Field Office was the main organizer and gave presentations that included the Endangered Species Act, eagles and the land-based guidelines. More »
Lisa Williams Wins USFWS Science Leadership Award!
February 11, 2014
Dr. Lisa Williams, the Branch Chief of Environmental Contaminants at the East Lansing Ecological Services Field Office in Michigan, is the 2013 recipient of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Science Leadership Award. The national award recognizes a Service employee’s outstanding practice and support of scientific activities that improve the bureau’s knowledge and management of fish and wildlife resources.
“Dr. Lisa Williams is a scientist, leader and mentor,” said Midwest Regional Director Tom Melius. “She infuses her work with a contagious passion for conservation. We are proud she has received national distinction for her accomplishments in the environmental contaminants field.”
Dr. Williams served as the Assistant Deputy Branch Director for Wildlife Response - Houma Sector of the Deepwater Horizon Spill and as Branch Director and Deputy Branch Director for Wildlife and Environmental Assessment for the Michigan Enbridge Line 6B Pipeline Spill, the nation’s largest inland oil spill. During those crises, Dr. Williams used ecologically, scientifically sound and acceptable practices and principles leading to effective and efficient response measures for both spills.