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Endangered Species Act and incentives for private landowners

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water.

Endangered Species Act and incentives for private landowners

hearing before the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, first session, July 13, 2005.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Endangered species -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Wildlife conservation -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Habitat conservation -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Landowners -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesS. hrg -- 109-914
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 97 p. ;
    Number of Pages97
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15983998M
    ISBN 10016079272X
    ISBN 109780160792724
    LC Control Number2007467231
    OCLC/WorldCa168550757

    Although the Endangered Species Act (ESA) explicitly designates the rights of individuals with regard to the protection of listed species, recovery efforts are left largely to the landowner's discretion. Numerous obstacles or barriers to private landowner participation in species recovery exist.   The Salt Lake Tribune: Endangered Species Act reforms improve Incentives for landowners to recover species Aug I By JONATHAN WOOD This week, the departments of the Interior and Commerce issued significant reforms to their implementation of the Endangered Species Act.

    To provide policymakers, landowners, and other stakeholders in the Endangered Species Act debates with impartial baseline information, this book offers multidisciplinary perspectives on the role that private property plays in protecting endangered species in the United States. Unlocking Incentives to Conserve Wildlife and Their Habitats LOWELL E. BAIER - WITH CHRISTOPHER E. SEGAL The only hope for successful conservation of America’s threatened, endangered, and at-risk wildlife is through voluntary, cooperative partnerships that focus on private land, where over 75% of at-risk species can be found. Private landowners form the bedrock of these .

      The Endangered Species Act imposes significant regulatory burdens on anyone who owns land where endangered and threatened species or their habitats are found. The predictable result of such burdens is to discourage landowners from accommodating rare species or maintaining habitat. A recent study confirms this prediction, finding that species already threatened with habitat loss have. Endangered species get a huge bump when private lands are brought into the conversation mix A recent study found that protecting America's undeveloped, privately held lands could push all of the country's endangered mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles past a crucial habitat threshold.


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Endangered Species Act and incentives for private landowners by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Landowner Incentives. Service and the State of New Hampshire will help restore habitat on private and state-owned lands for the New England cottontail, which was named a candidate for Endangered Species Act protection in Learn more about the agreement.

Learn more about the New England cottontail. Saving Species on Private Lands is a very important book for conservation in America for the twenty-first century. For Endangered Species Act and incentives for private landowners book 45 years, since its passage by Congress inthe Endangered Species Act has been primarily the province of federal and state wildlife agencies for implementation of conservation : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Instead of punishing private landowners, we should do more to incentivize voluntary conservation of endangered species and their habitats Instead of counterproductive regulations like this, we need more creativity, partnerships, and positive incentives to preserve and restore habitat for species.

Landowners can be rewarded with regulatory relief if an endangered species’ status improves, and they will have ample incentives to recover threatened species to. The Endangered Species Act imposes significant regulatory burdens on anyone who owns land where endangered and threatened species or their habitats are found.

The predictable result of such burdens is to discourage landowners from accommodating rare species or. This could severely undermine endangered species recovery efforts under the ESA, because more than half of the listed endangered species have at least 80% of their habitat on private land. Furthermore, it has been widely maintained that a common reaction by landowners to the prospect of these restrictions is to “shoot, shovel, and shut up”.

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to testify today regarding the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and incentives for private landowners.

Passed inthe ESA is intended to conserve plant and animal species that, despite other conservation laws, are in danger of extinction. "This book takes on the complex issues of how landowners can conserve wildlife, access public and private support for doing so, and avoid regulation under the Endangered Species Act.

This practical, well organized book is a valuable resource for landowners, partner organizations, government officials, students, and policymakers alike.". Landowners – including private citizens, tribes, conservation organizations, businesses, state and local agencies, other federal agencies – have all contributed to these efforts.

If you are interested in helping recover listed species or improving the status of candidate or other unlisted species, or if you have a project that may affect. The Endangered Species Act of (ESA) provides a comprehensive approach to the complex problem of species extinction.

The act was born in the heyday of American environmental legislation, a period in the s and s that saw the enactment of many major statutes passed. Specifically, under Section 9 of the act, it is illegal for a private landowner to engage in activities that could harm an endangered species, including habitat modification, without first obtaining a federal permit.

Knowing violations can lead to fines of up to $25, and even jail time. Under the Endangered Species Act of in the United States, species may be listed as "endangered" or "threatened".The Salt Creek tiger beetle (Cicindela nevadica lincolniana) is an example of an endangered subspecies protected under the US Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the National Marine Fisheries Service are held responsible for classifying and protecting endangered species.

Consequently, landowners have little incentive to help reduce threats to an endangered species. Even if the species were to be down-listed to “threatened” status, the landowner would.

Using Economic Incentives to Shelter Endangered Species on Private Lands Edited by Jason F. Shogren In this book, lawyers, economists, political scientists, historians, and zoologists come together to assess the challenges and opportunities for using economic incentives as compensation for protecting species at risk on private property.

Abstract: While intended to increase the habitat available to endangered species, the restrictions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) increase the costs of harboring an endangered species to private landowners and create incentives for private landowners.

Far from “rolling back” or “weakening” the Endangered Species Act, several of the regulatory reforms strengthen the act by recognizing the critical role incentives and private landowners. “This book takes on the complex issues of how landowners can conserve wildlife, access public and private support for doing so, and avoid regulation under the Endangered Species Act.

Legislatively, the book extends from the Duck Stamp Act to the Farm Bill, and it is underpinned by two statistics: Some 74% of land in the Lower 48 states is privately held; and 75% of endangered species need habitat on private land for their survival.

A great new tool for all landowners., This book demystified the Endangered Species Act, explains how it affects private land, and provides landowners with the knowledge they need to navigate it and thrive., In Saving Species on Private Lands, Lowell Baier provides a roadmap for voluntary conservation by private landowners to help endangered, threatened, and at-risk species.

Although many of the act’s provisions remain controversial, there is widespread agreement that promoting and encouraging more effective participation of private landowners in conservation efforts will result in better conservation of threatened and endangered species, and perhaps more important, help prevent species from getting to the point where they are threatened in the first place.

1. Private landowners own most of the habitat for endangered and imperiled species. Almost 80% of endangered species depended on private land for all or some of their habitat, compared to 50% for federal land. In addition, 91% of all endangered species had at least some habitat on nonfederal land.

2. The Endangered Species Act creates perverse incentives for private landowners to destroy potential habitat in order to prevent endangered species from moving onto their properties.

Federal agencies recognize these incentives and have tried to counter them with safe-harbor programs that allow landowners to voluntarily provide conservation in. Get this from a library! Endangered Species Act, incentives to encourage conservation by private landowners: hearing before the Subcommittee on Environment and Natural Resources of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, first session Octo [United States.

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