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>>From: "Schneider, AnnMarie" <AnnMarie.Schneider@ssc.msu.edu>
>>To: ippsr-action <ippsr-action@ssc.msu.edu>
>>Subject: City Club Policy Forum: Stakeholder Attitudes About Managing 
>>Mich      igan's Watersheds and Wetlands
>>Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 14:56:48 -0400
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>>Register today for IPPSR's Wednesday, May 8 Luncheon Forum, "Stakeholder's
>>Attitudes About Managing Michigan's Watersheds and Wetlands," at the City
>>Club of Lansing from 11:30 - 1:30.  More information can be found at the
>>following site: http://www.ippsr.msu.edu/AppliedResearch/KaplowitzKerr.htm
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>> > Subject:      City Club Policy Forum: Stakeholder Attitudes About Managing
>> > Michigan's Watersheds and Wetlands
>> >
>> >       Policy Forum at City Club: Stakeholder Attitudes About Managing
>> > Michigan's Watersheds and Wetlands
>> >
>> >       The Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) at
>> > Michigan State University will host key researchers during a luncheon
>> > discussion of Michigan citizens' perspectives on watersheds and wetlands
>> > management. The forum is planned for Wednesday, May 8, 2002 from 11:30
>> > a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the City Club of Lansing at Grand River Avenue. It
>> > will provide information that can help planning officials, community
>> > leaders, and legislators anticipate likely sources of support or
>> > opposition to proposals for watersheds and wetlands management.
>> >
>> >       The forum, Stakeholder Attitudes About Managing Michigan's
>> > Watersheds and Wetlands, will feature research professors, Michael
>> > Kaplowitz, Ph.D., JD, MSU Assistant Professor, Department of Resource
>> > Development; John Kerr, Ph.D., MSU Assistant Professor, Department of
>> > Resource Development, and; Jon Bartholic, Ph.D., MSU Professor and
>> > Director, Institute of Water Research.  Professors Kerr and Kaplowitz,
>> > principal researchers on the survey project, will report on Michigan
>> > residents' opinions across regional, and socioeconomic boundaries, as well
>> > as other defining characteristics. Reports of recent survey findings
>> > asking Michigan residents about how they use, perceive, and value these
>> > water resources will generate discussion of how management strategies and
>> > programs might be best designed.
>> >
>> >       Jon Bartholic, Director of the MSU Institute for Water Research,
>> > will provide an overview of how the state's wetlands and watersheds are
>> > currently being managed and offer a glimpse of management styles in other
>> > areas of the country.
>> >
>> >       Encouraging forum attendance, IPPSR Director, Carol Weissert said,
>> > "This forum is a model for exchanging information with the intent to
>> > develop responsible public policy.  Research panelists will offer
>> > expertise including best practices and the perspective of Michigan
>> > residents.  The audience will include people who deal with the topic of
>> > wetlands and watersheds management as part of their job or civic
>> > responsibility in the state house, the boardroom, or in their community."
>> >
>> >       The Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, sponsor of the
>> > forum, funded the statewide telephone survey of Michigan residents on this
>> > topic with funds made available by the State of Michigan to support
>> > research and generate timely information about the state's most critical
>> > issues. Related MSU research projects are being funded by the National
>> > Science Foundation, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Michigan Sea
>> > Grant College Program, and the Michigan Great Lakes Protection Fund.
>> >
>> >       The forum is open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested so
>> > that catering needs may be adequately met.  A $10.00 registration fee will
>> > include lunch provided by the City Club of Lansing and all forum
>> > materials. To register call the Institute for Public Policy and Social
>> > Research at (517) 355-6672 today or email ippsr-action@ssc.msu.edu. More
>> > information about this forum is available online: www.ippsr.msu.edu.
>> >
>> > ###
>> >
>> > Speaker Information
>> >
>> >       Jon Bartholic is Director of the Institute of Water Research and
>> > Professor in the Department of Resource Development at Michigan State
>> > University. Dr. Bartholic has directed water quality and land use studies
>> > at regional, state, county and local levels to aid in determining
>> > susceptible groundwater contamination areas and land use practices. He is
>> > working with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), the
>> > Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Agricultural
>> > Experiment Station (AES) to study water quality and quantity issues, land
>> > use, and whole-farm planning from a watershed perspective.
>> >
>> >       Michael D. Kaplowitz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
>> > Resource Development at Michigan State University. He holds a Ph.D. in
>> > Resource Economics from MSU, a JD from Duke University School of Law, and
>> > an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. His
>> > graduate and undergraduate instruction is in the area of environmental law
>> > and policy. His research focuses on natural resource valuation and
>> > management and includes wetland ecosystem valuation, watershed management,
>> > and the use of transferable development rights as a growth management
>> > tool.
>> >
>> >       John Kerr is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Resource
>> > Development at Michigan State University.  He has a Ph.D. and a Masters
>> > Degree in Agricultural Economics from Stanford University.  His teaching
>> > and research programs focus on the role of economic policy, property
>> > rights and collective action in managing land and water resources, both in
>> > the US and overseas.
>> >
>> >
>> > Michigan Applied Public Policy Research Program
>> >
>> >       Approximately $1 million in grants have been made to Michigan State
>> > University faculty researchers through the Michigan Applied Public Policy
>> > Research Program. The Institute for Public Policy and Social Research
>> > (IPPSR) distributes these grants, manages the development of the projects,
>> > and disseminates the findings through dollars allocated by the State of
>> > Michigan. The projects are aimed at developing expertise for Michigan's
>> > policy-making community. For more information, check the following IPPSR
>> > website location:
>> > http://www.ippsr.msu.edu/AppliedResearch/Grants.htm#other_issues
>> >
>> >
>

Geoffrey Habron			Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife	Department of Sociology	
13 Natural Resources Building		316 Berkey Hall			
East Lansing, MI 48824		East Lansing, MI 48824
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habrong@msu.edu
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