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National HCP Coalition Annual Meeting – October 5-6, 2021

2021 National HCP Coalition Meeting

The National HCP Coalition Annual Meeting will take place virtually on October  5-6, 2021. This meeting brings together HCP practitioners from across the country, including federal, state, and local agency staff, consultants, stakeholders, policy experts, and scientists.

Topics that will be discussed at this meeting are as follows: updates from USFWS Headquarters, updates on Section 6 grant funding, renewable energy HCPs, HCP amendments, monitoring and adaptive management, innovative monitoring techniques, lessons learned from HCP planning and implementation.

Ashlea and Leah will be available throughout this virtual meeting to meet with you and answer any questions you have regarding our consultancy services.

Ashlea Frank, Endangered Species Specialist

Ashlea offers technical and regulatory planning and strategic support for risk and conservation decision-making related to agriculture, pesticides, and endangered species issues.

Ashlea enjoys finding workable solutions that support end users and promote environmental stewardship by integrating sound science with management decisions.  Over the past 20 years she has acted as Visiting Scientist at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research conducting research on the efficacy of vector control products and Research Assistant at the Texas A&M Extension Agency helping growers find solutions to plant disease transmission in vineyards. She serves as Technical Consultant to the FIFRA Endangered Species Task Force (FESTF) providing endangered species and pesticide data analysis and agency interaction support for regulatory decisions under the US FIFRA and the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

Leah Duzy, Agricultural Economist

With a background in production agriculture and working lands conservation, Leah applies economic principles to risk and conservation decision-making to support agrochemical production development, assessment, and defense. She also provides applied economics research support through collaboration on federal grants and other projects. Her skills support pesticide benefit assessments and endangered species assessments.

Leah previously worked for the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and the USDA Agricultural Research Service as an agricultural economist for 15 years. She has worked in both the Federal conservation program and agricultural research on conservation production systems, cover crops, and herbicide-resistant weed management, and preparing cost-benefit analyses for Federal conservation programs as part of the rulemaking process.

Compliance Services International (CSI) is an award winning consultancy providing innovative solutions to meet regulatory and environmental challenges. Regulatory requirements, environmental challenges, and global markets are ever-changing. Our diverse staff of regulatory professionals and scientists in North America and Europe, along with associates around the world, continually adapt to develop strategic approaches to meet our clients’ needs.

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