Spring weather has partially arrived here in the Northern Hemisphere (in some locations), and that means that we are getting closer to the annual meeting.  This year’s meeting is being held in Grand Teton National park in the beautiful state of Wyoming.  You can look at the schedule of events here.   This year is going to be an amazing experience both because of the speakers that we have scheduled and the location.  I look forward to seeing you all there.

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I attended the Renewable Natural Resource Foundation Washington Round Table on Public Policy to meet with Congressional Research Service (CRS) staff members who specialize in natural resources policy. CRS representatives discussed the nature and scope of the service’s work. CRS provides confidential, authoritative, objective and nonpartisan policy, scientific, and legal analyses to members of Congress and congressional committees. CRS approaches complex policy topics from interdisciplinary perspectives, analyzing current policies and the impacts of proposed policy alternatives. Research and analysis is made available to Congress via reports on major policy issues; tailored confidential memoranda, briefings, and consultations; seminars and workshops; expert congressional testimony; and ...

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