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Tuesday, January 26 • 8:00am - 9:45am
Plenary Session II

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8:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Doug Reeves, Co-Chair Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division


8:05 a.m.
Strategic Visions for Conservation

William Demmer, President, Boone and Crockett Club

Bill Demmer is a hunter, angler and businessman from Lansing, Michigan. He is also President of America's first conservation organization, the Boone and Crockett Club.

8:55 a.m.
Competing Values in Great Lakes Resource Management
Dr. Frank Lupi, Michigan State University

Professor Frank Lupi is a Natural Resource and Environmental Economist with appointments in the Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics and the Fisheries and Wildlife Departments at Michigan State University. He is a member of the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management, a collaborative effort between scientists at Michigan State University and Great Lakes resource management agencies. Lupi is an ecosystem valuation expert whose applied research addresses the economics of ecosystem services, fisheries, wildlife, and water. Current projects address resource management issues in the Great Lakes including the valuation of recreational fisheries; public demand and values for water quality; economic benefits of reducing non-point pollution from agriculture in Great Lakes watersheds; economic benefits of public lands for hunting; benefits of wildlife habitat restoration; and payment for environmental service policies to incentivize provision of ecosystem services.



Tuesday January 26, 2016 8:00am - 9:45am
Ambassador E & W