Going Green

Friday, August 1, 2008

New Conservation Mechanism Announced

Finding threatened or endangered species on private land sends shivers up the spine of the land owner. The Endangered Species Act penalizes landowners through restrictions. New ways to incent landowners to report threatened or endangered species and to gain their cooperation in preservation or recovery efforts is good.

Secretary Kempthorne Announces New Conservation Mechanism for Threatened and Endangered Species

Washington, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has developed an innovative new tool designed to help federal agencies conserve imperiled species on non-federal lands. The recovery crediting system will give federal agencies greater flexibility to offset impacts to threatened and endangered species caused by their actions by undertaking conservation efforts on non-federal lands, with the requirement that there is a net benefit to...(complete article here).

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