How can private land be counted in the 30 x 30 efforts proposed by the Biden Administration? Megan Jenkins and Harrison Naftel explain.
Public Interest Comment: Interagency Efforts to Develop the American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas
In this comment authors examine two promising tools for private conservation that should be included in the US' 30 by 30 efforts.
This solution benefits everyone by saving taxpayers and protecting homes, requiring innovation-friendly protections for its success.
The Costs and Benefits of Critical Habitat Designation: Legal Requirements of the Endangered Species Act
Author Jeffrey McCoy first provides an overview of the ESA's congressional history by examining amendments made in 1978 and 1982.
This paper highlights lessons from the dusky gopher frog case to enhance the effective use of critical habitat for species recovery.
Our research suggests that establishing a clear process for how decisions about exclusion will be made will help improve transparency.
This policy paper examines both the benefits and drawbacks of designating critical habitat. Learn more here.
This public interest comment is on the proposed a rule to define “habitat” as used in the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973.
This piece reviews the existing literature that measures the economic impacts of various types of federal land on nearby communities.
Jenkins, Dougher, and Garlick begin by examining how the maintenance backlog was created and why it has persisted over time.
Monumental Debate – What Past Reforms of the Antiquities Act Can Teach Us about Current Controversies
Effective reforms limit executive power in designating national monuments, preserving valuable landscapes and artifacts on federal lands.
This policy paper reviews literature on executive discretion under the Antiquities Act. For more information, refer to the research.
Drawing on previous research, the authors evaluate likely outcomes of the proposed rule change. Learn more about the research here.
Drawing on previous research, the authors evaluate likely outcomes of the proposed rule change from the Fish and Wildlife Service.