Moving our Discussions Forward…

Following the Symposium, a broad set of follow up actions were identified.

These actions were discussed and prioritized by a subset of Symposium speaker and general audience attendees, representing industry, government and other affiliations (see Discussion Group below). Priority activities include a variety of targeted short and longer term work products, proposals for specialty workshops and other outreach aimed at practice exchange, and other related activities as warranted.

Some activities are complete and others are currently in progress or planned. Contact us at to get involved and/or to obtain more information.


A number of documents are underway, including articles intended for peer-reviewed journal publication. Additionally, a series of “Thought Pieces” related to natural resource damage assessment and restoration practice under US laws have been completed or are under development. The first three of these Thought Pieces may be accessed HERE. Feedback on these public review drafts is welcome, as well as suggestions of possible additional topics for Thought Piece development.

Discussion Group

Participants in the 2018 Natural Resources Symposium “Post-Symposium Discussion Group” include persons in both public and private sectors.

Among the Symposium’s speakers and general audience participants invited to participate in the inaugural web conference of the Discussion Group: Joel Beauvais, Latham & Watkins LLP; Paul Boehm, Ph.D., Exponent; John Cruden, Beveridge & Diamond, PC and formerly US Department of Justice; Andrew Davis, Shipman & Goodwin LLP; Richard DeSanti, Chevron Corporation; Karolien Debusschere, State of Louisiana; Rick Dunford, Ph.D., Environmental Economics Services; Brian Ferrasci-O’Malley, Nossaman LLP and formerly US Department of the Interior; Gerald George, Davis Wright Tremaine; Barbara Goldsmith, Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Management Group; Judi Durda, Integral Consulting Inc.; Steven Jawetz, Beveridge & Diamond, PC; Jane Luxton, Clark Hill and formerly US Department of Commerce/National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Mary Kay Lynch, US Environmental Protection Agency; Jean Martin, BP America Inc.; Jeff Martin, Hunton Andrews Kurth; Tony Penn, US Department of Commerce/National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ralph Stahl, Ph.D., DuPont Company; Anne Wagner, Chevron Corporation.

A number of these person continue to form an ongoing Working Group designed to carry forward the actions identified at and following the 2018 Symposium.

Other Actions and Activities

An all-day Multi-Stakeholder ”NRD State of the Practice Meeting” to be convened by the Ad-Hoc Industry Natural Resource Management Group is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. Contact us at for details.

Proceedings of the full Symposium program are complete and will soon to be published. Check back here for details.