Mountains to Plains energy by design: collaborative conservation to achieve wildlife and oil and gas development goals

Megan Kram, speaker
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Megan will present an example of collaborative planning for oil and gas development in CSU's backyard, the Mountains to Plains Energy by Design project. Based on The Nature Conservancy's Development by Design methodology, this project identifies priority biological, cultural, scenic, and recreational resource values within 60,000 acres in northeastern Colorado and recommends strategies to avoid, minimize, and offset the potential impacts of oil and gas development to these values. It provides an example of collaborative energy planning between federal, state, and local governments, a mineral owner (Colorado State Land Board, SLB), and nonprofit organizations.
Presented at the Fall 2013 Center for Collaborative Conservation ( Seminar and Discussion Series, "Community, Energy Development and the Environment", September, 24, 2013, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. This series focused on the work that the CCC's Collaborative Conservation Fellows have been doing across the Western U.S. and around the world.
Megan Kram is the Energy Projects Director for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado. Her prior work consists of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management as a Planning & Environmental Analyst through a Presidential Management Fellowship; Ernst & Young LLP as a Management Consultant, and AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps as a Corps Member. Megan has a B.A. in Economics from DePauw University (Greencastle, IN) and a M.S. in Resource Policy and Land Use Planning from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources & Environment (Ann Arbor, MI). Megan is a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow.
Recorded speech and PowerPoint presentation.
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resource conservation
energy development
project management
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