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Final Program for CNREP 2013

Sponsor Information

The LSU Center for Natural Resource Economics Policy (CNREP) is a research and extension cooperative that fosters the interaction of socioeconomic professionals to address natural resource management challenges in Louisiana and the nation. The Center currently has 27 active members from 8 institutions across the southeastern U.S. The center’s current activities, funded at $10.1 million over the past 6 years by 43 public and private sources outside the University, has led to the emergence of CNREP as a primary source of socioeconomic expertise for state and federal agencies in the Gulf coast.  Every three years, CNREP holds a national conference to coordinate the activities of resource economists and policy professionals working on coastal issues. The CNREP forum is the primary venue in the southern US for coastal researchers to network with social science peers from academia, state and federal agencies, NGOs and the private sector. Examples of the merging session topics for the CNREP 2013 conference include:

•    Ecosystem services:  valuation methods and applications for coastal restoration
•    Assessing and prioritizing coastal restoration projects
•    Access and use of coastal land and waters for commercial and recreational uses
•    Legal mechanisms to ensure sustainable development in coastal areas
•    Economic recovery in the wake of natural and man-made disasters

Additional information about the triennial CNREP conferences of 2004, 2007 and 2010 is available at the links in the menu bar to the left.

Previous/Current Conference Partners and Sponsors:

The donors to CNREP conferences are environmental consulting firms, non-governmental organizations, and state and federal agencies. Examples of donors from previous CNREP conferences include: Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act; Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority; SERA 30 Southern Natural Resource Economics Committee; Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission; The Shaw Group; Arcadis; C.H. Fenstermaker, HNTB Inc.; Tetra Tech; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Farm Foundation; USGS National Wetland Research Center, Northern Gulf Institute, and U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The current partners and sponsors for CNREP 2013 include:

15 Sponsors

Support Levels:

Premier Partner ($5000)  Highest level of support.  Prominent logo placement in conference program, website, and recognition at events. Opportunity to underwrite special sessions, meals, or receptions.

Sponsor ($2500)  Logo placement in conference program, website, and events. Opportunity to co-sponsor special sessions, meals, or receptions.

Exhibitor  ($1000)  Includes logo placement and recognition in conference program.

Supporter  ($500)  Includes recognition in conference program.

Conference Co-Chairs:

Rex H. Caffey, Professor and Director
LSU Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy   http://www.cnrep.lsu.edu/cooperators/Caffey.htm

Richard F. Kazmierczak, Jr.
Professor of Resource Economics
LSU Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy http://www.cnrep.lsu.edu/cooperators/Kazmierczak.htm