Battling Asian Carp: How Biology, Law and Politics are Threatening the Great Lakes
Environmental Law & Policy Panel Discussion
Monday, October 24, 2011
The University of Michigan Law School625 South State Street
250 Hutchins Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Free and open to the public.
Asian Carp, the species of giant fish, are poised to invade the Great Lakes and wreak ecological and economic havoc. These exotic species are decimating native fish species and damaging ecosystems, but despite the dangers, we have only managed to slow their march toward the Great Lakes. Four leading experts in the legal, policy and scientific efforts to stop these invaders will share their perspectives.
- Bob Reichel, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Michigan, and the lead attorney for Michigan in its lawsuit to close the Chicago canals to Asian carp.
- Matt Doss, Policy Director of the Great Lakes Commission, and one of the primary drivers behind the ongoing study to determine the best way to separate the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes.
- Dr. Marc Gaden, Communications and Legislative Director for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, and scientific expert on Asian carp.
- Marc Smith, Great Lakes Policy Director for the National Wildlife Federation, and the director of the policy and political campaign to close all pathways to Asian carp.
Moderator: Andy Buchsbaum, Director of the National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes office in Ann Arbor, MI and Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Michigan.