Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date



Hot Topics series (University of Colorado, Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center)


20 pages.

Includes bibliographical references and biographical information for Federico Cheever and Murray D. Feldman.


Babbitt v. Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Greater Oregon / Federico Cheever -- The Sweet Home decision and private property issues / Murray D. Feldman -- Memorandum of Agreement between the State of Colorado and the Department of the Interior concerning programs to manage Colorado's declining native species

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Babbitt v. Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Great Oregon,115 S.Ct. 2407 (1995), held that the Department of the Interior reasonably construed Congress' intent when it included habitat modification that injures protected wildlife within the definition of "harm" prohibited by the Endangered Species Act. Speakers include Professor Federico Cheever, University of Denver College of Law; Paul Seby, attorney with the Mountain States Legal Foundation; and Paul Gertler, Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Center Director Betsy Rieke will moderate.


Betsy Rieke

Alternate Title

Future for Habitat Protection Under the Endangered Species Act