Bird Trouble: Trump Administration Plans for Greater Sage Grouse Shot Down by Federal Court; States Take a Shot Too

by John W. Andrews The greater sage-grouse is a chicken-like bird that is currently found in 11 western states. For more than 25 years, there has been considerable controversy concerning whether to list the greater sage-grouse for protection under the … Continue reading

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Museum Fire Impact: $12M+ and That’s Just the Money!

by Patrick J. Paul The costs of Flagstaff’s July 2019 Museum Fire, fully contained as of August 15th and for which no cause has yet been determined, are now anticipated to exceed $13,000,000.  To date, the Coconino National Forest Service … Continue reading

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Trump’s Regulatory Reform Initiatives Meet the Endangered Species Act

by Michael C. Ford The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries jointly announced via conference call this morning the publication of proposed revisions to portions of their regulations that implement key sections of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  … Continue reading

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Habitat Mitigation Plans under the ESA and the Law of Entropy; Perhaps It Is Time to Reorganize?

By Cynthia Chandley The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been around since 1973. It certainly has seen its share of amendments (1978, 1982 and 1988) and it has been the subject of more than its share of litigation. As the … Continue reading

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