The Endangered Species Act
How FLA advocates a common sense approach to ESA
Position Statement on At-Risk Species
FLA believes the conservation of species and ecosystems is important to society, and forest landowners take immense pride in being good stewards of their land and forest resources. However, 45 years of the highly regulatory, command-and-control approach of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) has demonstrated the sweeping, unintended powers of this law’s burdensome effect on landowners, workers, industry, and regional economies.
Forest landowners believe in a common-sense approach to protecting at-risk species. FLA supports the reform of burdensome environmental laws and regulations, which are often insensitive to the rights of private landowners and the impact on their businesses. We support the implementation of new, more effective methods of conserving species and ecosystems.
Navigating the Endangered Species Act
ESA Updates for Forest Landowners
FLA applauds the re-nomination of Aurelia Skipwith for Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
On July 17, 2019, President Trump re-nominated Aurelia Skipwith to serve as the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The president first nominated her to the same position in October 2018, but the Senate failed to confirm her before the Congressional...
As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to work on its 5-year review of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, FLA has been working with the Service to ensure that the interests and impact of private forest landowners are fully understood. As a part of these...
The Trump administration has announced major changes in the way the Endangered Species Act (ESA) will be implemented, to reduce the system’s regulatory impact on private interests. On August 12, 2019, the Administration finalized three new rules governing the...
Supreme Court rules 8-0 in favor of private landowners in Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife case
The Forest Landowners Association hails the property rights victory of the unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court in favor of private property rights. Tuesday’s 8-0 decision in the Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife case is a clear win for forest landowners.
On September 27, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on nine bills that would amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). Four of those bills were voted to the House floor for consideration.