Conservation Lecture Series: The Past and Future of the Endangered Species Act

This Conservation Lecture Series program was previously recorded in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.  Attorney and author Lowell Baier presented The Past and Future of the Endangered Species Act: Saving Species as the Planet and Politics Get Hotter.

Lowell E. Baier’s intellectual curiosity during his 60-year career has taken him from a practicing attorney to an entrepreneur, a tireless advocate for natural resources and wildlife conservation, and a legal and environmental historian and author. In the early 1970’s, Baier was one of the original 14 founders of the Wild Sheep Foundation which has funded over $2.6 million annually to re-establish historically extant habitat for the four species of wild sheep in North America. His exploratory work led to similar programs in both Russia and Mongolia. Since 1975, Baier has been active in the Boone and Crockett Club, America’s oldest wildlife conservation organization founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887 and is its first President Emeritus. A well-known advisor to elected officials and educators on environmental and conservation issues, Baier took the lead in drafting President George H.W. Bush’s wildlife conservation agenda in 1989 and has been an advisor and counselor to all successive presidential administrations. His books include: Earth's Emergency Room: Saving Species as the Planet and Politics Get Hotter (2024); The Codex of the Endangered Species Act, Volume II: The Next Fifty Years (2023); The Codex of the Endangered Species Act: The First Fifty Years (2023); Inside the Equal Access to Justice Act: Environmental Litigation and the Crippling Battle over America's Lands, Endangered Species, and Critical Habitats (2020); Saving Species on Private Lands: Unlocking Incentives to Conserve Wildlife and Their Habitats (2020); and Federalism, Preemption, and the Nationalization of American Wildlife Management: The Dynamic Balance Between State and Federal Authority (2020).

These talks are a part of the NCTC Conservation Lecture Series, which is co-sponsored by The Friends of the NCTC. No tickets or reservations are required. All are welcome!

For more information, please contact Mark Madison (304-876-7276)

Past lectures are available for viewing at the NCTC Broadcast Library.

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