Agencies Propose Revisions of Endangered Species Regulations

    Newsletter July 25, 2018     AGENCIES PROPOSE REVISIONS OF ENDANGERED SPECIES REGULATIONS   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have proposed important revisions of their regulations implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Services would change four aspects of their regulations: (1) the way they […]

4 things to know about Trump’s ESA overhaul

ENDANGERED SPECIES 4 things to know about Trump’s ESA overhaul Michael Doyle, E&E News reporter Published: Friday, July 20, 2018   Buckle up! We’re taking a deeper dive into the Trump administration’s new Endangered Species Act proposals.   That’s right. The proposed regulatory revisions detailed in some 118 pages of bureaucratic text merit close scrutiny. Get past […]

When Should Landowners Seek Permits for “Incidental Taking” of Endangered Species?

    Newsletter May 7, 2018     WHEN SHOULD LANDOWNERS SEEK PERMITS FOR  “INCIDENTAL TAKING” OF ENDANGERED SPECIES?   Questions often arise whether land use and development activities would modify wildlife habitat in ways that “take” endangered species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a guidance memorandum explaining what landowners should consider […]

Court upholds protections for Arctic bearded seals based on climate change projections

Click here to read the opinion released yesterday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the ESA listing of the Arctic bearded seal based on projections that climate change would severely threaten their habitat by the year 2095. LA Times article on the matter can be read here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-species-climate-projections-20161024-snap-story.html  

NESARC files comments on FWS draft ESA Compensatory Mitigation Policy

Click here to read the comments by the National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition (NESARC)

FWS and NMFS Release Updated Policy on Federal-State Collaboration on Implementing the ESA

FWS and NMFS Release Updated Policy on Federal-State Collaboration on Implementing the ESA Click here to read the official notice.

Endangered Species: Feds Increase number of smelt that can be killed in California Delta

ENDANGERED SPECIES: Feds increase number of smelt that can be killed in Calif. delta Debra Kahn, E&E reporter Published: Thursday, January 29, 2015 From Greenwire, an E&E Publishing Service   Federal wildlife officials have increased the number of endangered fish that can be killed in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, in response to water managers’ request […]

Republicans Aim to Reform Endangered Species Act

Wielding gavels, Republicans aim to revamp key conservation law E&E Publishing, LLC Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Article by Corhin Hair with help from Amanda Peterka, Scott Streater, and Daniel Bush contributed. With Republicans now in control of both chambers of Congress, Senate Democrats can no longer simply ignore Endangered Species Act reform bills passed by […]