Opening Plenary - Thursday

Thursday, October 23, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Ampitheater (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center)
8:30 AM
Call to Order - Joel Dunn, Executive Director, Chesapeake Conservancy
8:35 AM
Conference Overview - James Levitt, Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and Director, Program on Conservation Innovation, Harvard Forest, Harvard University
8:40 AM
Greetings: Mike Boots, White House Council on Environmental Quality
8:45 AM
Introduction to Plenaries - Robert Bendick, The Nature Conservancy, and Chair, Practitioner's Network for Large Landscape Conservation
8:50 AM
Working Together: Secretary Tom Vilsak, US Dept. of Agriculture (by video)
9:00 AM
Keynote Address: Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, US Department of Agriculture
9:20 AM
Roundtable: From National Leadership to Regional Coordination and Local Implementation
10:00 AM
Panelists: James Levitt, (moderator); Elizabeth Rooks-Barber, Partnership Coordinator, Land Trust Alliance; James W Hourdequin, Managing Director, Lyme Timber Company; Lynetta Usher Griner, Usher Land & Timber Company; Greg Wathen, Gulf Coastal Plains an
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