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Summer Field Program - August 8 - 13, 2005

Trip Summary - Participants - Evaluations - Photos


The Institute conducted a Government Field Program in August 2005 for selected audiences from the federal and state government. The resource emphasis for the program was energy -- specifically addressing a wide range of energy resources and candidly addressing their respective strengths and weaknesses as contributors to the Nation's future energy supply.

The Government Field Program began on Monday, August 8, at the Golden Hotel, in Golden, Colorado. The Program concluded on Saturday, August 13 in Jackson, Wyoming.

At each site visited, participants were introduced to the geologic, technical, economic, environmental, social, institutional, and political aspects of energy development.

Financial Support

The Energy & Minerals Field Institute wishes to thank the following agencies and organizations for their generous financial support of the 2005 Field Program:

  • Colorado Energy Research Institute
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Park Service
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • US Geological Survey

Invited Participants

The 2005 Government Field Program invited 19 individuals, each representing a federal or state government entity directly related to energy development and policymaking. The benefits of attendance included gaining fundamental knowledge, networking with other professionals in the field, establishing contacts with corporate representatives, and sharing insights and points of view with other policymakers. Participants were invited from selected agencies and organizations which have specific responsibilities for energy-related policies, including :

  • Federal Executive Departments (e.g. DOE, DOI, EPA, USFS)
  • Congressional and Executive Agencies (e.g. CRS, OMB, GAO, OSTP)
  • Congressional Committees (3 House and 3 Senate)
  • Congressional Delegations of the States Visited (selected)
  • Governors' Offices of the States Visited
  • Appropriate State Agencies of the States Visited


Monday, August 8

  • Kickoff Breakfast at the Golden Hotel in Golden, Colorado
  • Tour of National Renewable Energy Laboratory and related facilities
  • Bus to Glenwood Springs, Colorado
  • Meal and lodging at the historic Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Tuesday, August 9

Wednesday, August 10

Thursday, August 11

Friday, August 12

Saturday, August 13

  • National Park Tour & Discussion of Energy Impacts
  • Program Wrap-Up
  • Participants depart Jackson, Wyoming or return to Golden via bus

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