Speaker will address the silvery minnow’s impact in the San Luis Valley

(03-03-2014)

Justin Tade, an attorney-adviser with the Department of the Interior's Southwest Regional Solicitor's Office will visit the Adams State University campus for a noon lecture, "The Endangered Species Act: How New Mexico's Silvery Minnow Might Impact Water in the San Luis Valley" on Friday, March 14, in Porter Hall room 130. The event is free and open to the public.

Since 2001, Tade has served as an attorney-adviser in the Department of the Interior's Southwest Regional Solicitor's Office. His practice primarily focuses on issues related to endangered species, National Wildlife Refuges, and National Park Service units in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona. Currently he is advising Grand Canyon National Park regarding the Long-Term Experimental Management Plan for operations of Glen Canyon Dam and the Fish and Wildlife Service regarding wind energy development along the endangered whooping crane migration corridor. Prior to joining the Department, he served as an Army Judge Advocate for seven years and spent three years in the U.S. Army Reserves where he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Tade has served as an adjunct professor at both the University of New Mexico School of Law and The Art Center Design College in Albuquerque.

For more information call 719-587-7211.