Please join experts in the field of natural resources law for a briefing on the federal authority to manage wildlife. Historically, there has been disagreement over who has the authority to manage wildlife populations on U.S. public lands. It is a widely
held misconception that states have primary jurisdiction over wildlife on lands owned by the American people and administered by the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture. While states do play a role, federal agencies have an obligation, both legal and
ecological, to manage wildlife on these lands. This panel will explore the tensions between federal and state agencies in managing wildlife on federal lands. We hope you will join us to better learn how these legal authorities should be balanced for the most
effective management of our wildlife resources.