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.

ESA Updates for Forest Landowners

FLA Submits Comments on Administration’s Proposed Regulatory Rollback

FLA Submits Comments on Administration’s Proposed Regulatory Rollback

On September 25, FLA submitted technical comments to the Federal Register providing the private forest landowner perspective on three proposed rules that would modify several current regulations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). FLA urges the Trump Administration to consider a stricter stance toward the USFWS’s ability to designate critical habitats, which have been shown to infringe upon private property rights.

Ambitious Effort to Overhaul ESA

Ambitious Effort to Overhaul ESA

Congress tackling ambitious effort to overhaul the Endangered Species Act (ESA) July has been a busy month for the reform of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Nine separate bills were introduced by House Western Caucus lawmakers aimed at restoring common...