Conservation Science and Public Policy Revisited: an informal discussion

Sponsored by: 
MN Society for Conservation Biology and MN Association of Conservation Professionals  The role of conservation scientists in public policy and advocacy is a long-standing debate.  It has recently emerged on the opinion pages of the Star Tribune and merits renewed discussion.  Join us for an informal discussion as conservation scientists and practitioners from MNSCB & MNACP come together to share their insights and thoughts on this important topic.   Sunday, December 9th, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Ramsey County Public Library – Roseville
2180 North Hamline Ave
Roseville, MN 55113
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Tel. 651-724-6001


Two short readings (4 pages) will seed our discussion: 
“Too much advocacy?  Scientists and public policy” by Greg Breining, Star Tribune 9/9/12
Read it here

“Conflation of values and science: response to Noss et al.” by George F. Wilhere (WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife) et. al., Conservation Biology Oct. 2012
Read it here