The Endangered Species Act and California Endangered Species Act - An Overview Toolbox

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Apple Annie's Restaurant, 1165 North Blackstone Street, Tulare
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Registration is closed

Staff from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be presenting an overview of the Federal and State Endangered Species Acts and will give a brief presentation on the mechanics of the Biological Opinion/Habitat Conservation Plan and Incidental Take Permit application processes. They’ll cover some key information and analyses and helpful “do’s” and “don’ts” the agencies typically encounter from both public and private applicants.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Apple Annie’s Restaurant,
1165 N. Blackstone St., Tulare
Cost: Free for members, $25 for non-members, $10 for student non-members

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Justin Sloan, Senior Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service:

Mr. Sloan is a Senior Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sacramento Field Office where he has worked predominantly on Section 7 consultations and Section 10 permitting in the San Joaquin Valley for the last three years.  Prior to joining the Service, he worked for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in the CEQA/CESA and Renewable Energy units for five years.  Before entering the regulatory field, he worked on a number of different research projects on a variety of species throughout the U.S. and in China.  He holds a B.S. in Forest Resources (Wildlife Biology) from the University of Georgia.  

Reagan O’Leary, Environmental Scientist – CA Department of Fish and Wildlife:

Ms. O’Leary is an Environmental Scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Central Region, for the California Environmental Quality Act/California Endangered Species Act unit. She has been working for the State of California as a biologist for 13 years, starting as a Scientific Aide for CDFW in 2001, transferring to Caltrans in 2006 as an Environmental Planner/Natural Sciences, and then lateraling back to CDFW in 2011 as an Environmental Scientist. Early in her career, Reagen participated in CDFW Ecological Reserve management and assisted in population monitoring studies for special-status species throughout Region 4. For over 5 years she conducted biological resource studies, wrote biological planning documents and permit applications for transportation projects in the Central Valley. Ms. O’Leary now reviews projects in Kern County for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and handles permitting issues under the California Endangered Species Act for CDFW. She holds a B.S. in biology, with an emphasis in ecology, from California State University, Fresno.

Lunch Choices:

  • Chinese Chicken Salad - Chicken breast, crisp noodles, mandarin oranges, almonds, green onions, tossed with lettuce and dressing.        
  • Vegetarian Sandwich - Alfalfa sprouts, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheddar cheese on whole wheat toast.   
  • Soup and Sandwich - Turkey sandwich with green chicken enchilada soup.
  • Annie's Cheese Steak - Thin sliced rib eye, chopped on the grill with onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, provolone cheese on a roll.    

If you have questions contact Kristine Johnson at 559-456-3292 or


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