Every year in the United States wildlife vehicle collisions (WVCs) kill over 200 people and injure 26,000, costing more than $8 billion.
Estimating the Impact of Critical-Habitat Designation on the Values of Developed and Undeveloped Parcels
When private land is designated as critical habitat for an endangered species, does that change the value of the land?
This policy paper examines conservation projects using crowdsourcing to determine if it is a useful tool for advancing conservation efforts.
The Taxonomic Basis of Subspecies Listed as Threatened and Endangered under the Endangered Species Act
In this paper, authors Robert M. Zink and Luke B. Klicka examine—according to modern standards—the validity of subspecies currently listed.
How can private land be counted in the 30 x 30 efforts proposed by the Biden Administration? Megan Jenkins and Harrison Naftel explain.
The Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a rule to rescind their 2020 habitat definition.
This paper describes how a non-profit and a for-profit business helped save one of the last grassland ecosystems in the world.
In this paper, Laura Huggins, Olivia Hansen, and Harrison Naftel explore how to help turn wildlife into an asset rather than a liability.
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.
Jenkins, Dougher, and Garlick begin by examining how the maintenance backlog was created and why it has persisted over time.
Jason Walsh and Chris Brozyna examine the effect of separating fisheries into Territorial Use Rights for Fisheries (TURFs).
This policy paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to better understand factors that deter them from engaging in conservation.
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.