The Endangered Species Act vs. Land Owners. Whose side are you on?. Lisa D. Hunter, PRTM 820. Overview. Creation of the Act The List Case: What would you do? ESA at work Resolve. The Act. Created in 1973
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The Endangered Species Act vs.Land Owners
Whose side are you on?
Lisa D. Hunter, PRTM 820
Taxonomically invalid - range either underestimated or threat overestimated
Still considered a ‘data error’
How does this happen?
Eastern Indigo Snake
Hawksbill Sea Turtle
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
As a land owner, you are required to have the species/habitat accounted for
Typically someone hires wildlife biologists to conduct an EIS on their property
If the species is found you cannot develop
Not too many – save some for my group on Tuesday
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