Tag Archives: Conservation
This report discusses the types of Endangered Species Act compliance needs that electric utilities commonly face and provides guidance to help utility environmental managers comply more efficiently and effectively.
Voluntary Conservation Tools: Approaches to Cost-effectively Protect Multiple Candidate Species and to Avoid Listing
Listing of species under the federal Endangered Species Act can have significant economic impacts on electric power companies with large land holdings. Collaborative, voluntary conservation plans can potentially prevent listing of species and lead to better conservation outcomes. This report explores the use and potential benefits of these plans.
Defining Critical Habitat Under the Endangered Species Act: A Review of Policy, Practices, and Scientific Approaches
The process for designation of critical habitat—areas essential to the recovery of species protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act—has been inconsistent. This report explains the critical habitat concept, including its scientific basis, designation practices, methods, and tools. It draws on scientific literature reviews and interviews with conservation biologists and federal agency personnel involved with […]