Tag Archives: Endangered Species Act

PERC and the Endangered Species Act

The yearslong dispute over a frog demonstrates how the Endangered Species Act has failed wildlife and private property owners alike.     Yes, and the minute you think you have seen or heard it all, they outdo themselves. Sigh… jtl, … Continue reading

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Endangered Species Habitat Check

Meantime, the dusky gopher frog would have a better chance of surviving in more places if the Endangered Species Act gave private land owners an incentive to protect wildlife rather than subjecting them to years of federal legal harassment. Better … Continue reading

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New Heritage Foundation report highlights failures of Endangered Species Act

The meticulously researched Heritage report provides an overview of the sham that is the ESA. Bureaucrats at the FWS can spend a lucrative 30-year career overseeing the “recovery” of a grand total of two species while imposing land-use restrictions throughout … Continue reading

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1.8 million California acres were set aside for frogs. Ranchers say decision ignores them

“Other habitat management, like livestock grazing in some areas, has an impact, and of course climate change and drought can impact them as well,” said Jenny Loda, a staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. If land is overgrazed, … Continue reading

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BLM sage grouse guidelines will bury land users in paperwork

 by THOMAS MITCHELL The Bureau of Land Management this past week issued eight guideline memos instructing federal land managers in 11 Western states as to how they are to carry out policies intended to protect greater sage grouse — a … Continue reading

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Sage grouse, Western ranchers dodge the ESA bullet, sort of

…it’s likely that many people in the West consider the decision to not list the bird as a huge victory. Whether or not it’s a lasting victory remains to be seen. Indeed, once these crazy ideas break the surface, they … Continue reading

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Cruel gray wolf release experiment needs to end

Public testimony demonstrated little support from the local communities for the release of another naïve (born and raised in captivity) wolf. Dr E Lamar Smith taught me a great many things about the “real world.” One that always stood out … Continue reading

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Utah prairie dog ruling stokes national conversation about endangered species

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dee Benson said the federal government cannot use the commerce clause to regulate threatened species if that species is only found in one state. The Utah prairie dog is only found in Utah. Benson … Continue reading

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Minden to host grouse, piñon summit

You Nevada cowboys might ought to make this one. — jtl via The Record-Courier As conservation efforts to preserve the bi-state sage-grouse continue, groups working on the issue, as well as experts from throughout the West and federal agency representatives, … Continue reading

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Under the microscope: ESA peer reviews

   If it’s possible that USFWS may have a bias toward listing species and designating inappropriately large habitat areas, this report shows how the agency may be short-changing the peer review process to achieve those goals. Some of the techniques … Continue reading

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