Often, conservation discussions focus on rural and undeveloped areas. When cities come up, it’s largely in the context of reducing … More
Tag: Endangered Species Act
A bug’s life: the American burying beetle’s recovery should be a cause for celebration, not alarm
Should a species’ improvement be a cause for celebration or concern? That question is posed by the response to this … More
Bureaucratic overhead: what share of species’ funding should go to red tape?
This week, more than 200 organizations signed on to a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Appropriations … More
Another downside to pervasive permitting: what happens when the government shuts down?
One of the lessons of the recent government shutdown (and expected near miss on a second one) is that there … More
To encourage more species recovery, we need to acknowledge and reward successes
Last month, a federal court ordered the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem population of grizzly bears put back on the endangered species … More
What are “reasonable efforts” to restore habitat? Supreme Court argument highlights the importance of who pays to recover endangered species
On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, … More
Property owners for regulation?
With endangered species reform getting some much deserved attention, it is a happy coincidence that the Supreme Court will soon … More
Lesser prairie chicken continues to recover thanks to collaborative conservation. Could such efforts soon help more species?
The lesser prairie chicken, a species of grouse found in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, continues to recover … More
Yes, the Endangered Species Act prevents extinction. But why don’t we recover more species?
45 years after the Endangered Species Act was enacted, it is as popular and as controversial as ever. Its popularity … More
By issuing permits allowing counties to resume implementing Utah’s plan to protect prairie dogs, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service chooses cooperation over conflict to protect species
This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued permits to several counties in Southwestern Utah allowing them to resume … More