Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a new rule regarding the administration of critical habitat designations for endangered species. Critical habitat designations on private land can discourage property owners from maintaining or restoring habitat for protected species. Because private lands provide essential habitat for endangered wildlife, it’s important that reforms boost the incentives for landowners to recover species while still preventing extinction.
In this virtual policy briefing, experts from the Pacific Legal Foundation and the Center for Growth and Opportunity explain the impact of the proposed critical habitat reforms and share their insights on where the rules will succeed or need improvement.