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Enviro-Mich message from "Jennifer Acevedo" <acevedoj@michigan.gov>
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Dear Colleague:

Re: Invitation to Attend Legal Symposium as part of Wetlands 2006

The Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc. and I invite you to
participate in a legal update symposium Wetlands and Other "Waters of
the
U.S." Legal issue and Challenges as part of Wetlands 2006.

The legal symposium will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in
Traverse
City, Michigan on Monday, August 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
continue
on Tuesday afternoon, August 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The
program is
now almost complete with many excellent speakers. For the latest legal
agenda, please visit
http://www.aswm.org/calendar/wetlands2006/legal.htm.
Registration information is available at
http://aswm.org/calendar/wetlands2006/reg06.htm.

This special one and one half day symposium will bring together state
and
federal attorneys, state legislators, and wetland/scientists/managers
to
share insights on current legal issues that are impacting the
management of
wetlands with special emphasis on the Great Lakes region. The principal
goal
of this symposium is to update participants with regard to recent
federal
and state court cases relevant to the protection and restoration of
wetlands
and other "waters of the U.S." with emphasis upon wetlands of the
Great
Lakes. This will include discussion of the Rapanos and Carabell cases. 
What
did the Supreme Court decide? How will these cases affect "on the
ground"
decision-making?  What does the term "significant nexus" mean? What
are
likely federal, state, tribal and local agency response to these
cases?

Another goal is to help strengthen protection and restoration of
wetlands
and related waters at risk as the result of these and other decisions. 
What
could states do to close the gaps? Tribes? Local governments?

Please visit the ASWM web site for updates at www.aswm.org. For
questions
concerning the program, please contact Jon Kusler at 518-872-1804 or
jon.kusler@aswm.org 

We hope you can join us.

Sincerely,


Jon Kusler
Associate Director
Association of State Wetland Managers, Inc.
1434 Helderberg Trail
Berne, NY 12023
518-872-1804
jon.kusler@aswm.org 

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