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
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.
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.
The security of private property rights has been a guiding principle for the work of the Forest Landowners Association since our formation in 1941. FLA is deeply troubled by the potential outcome of the Weyerhaeuser Company vs US Fish and Wildlife Service case, which heard oral arguments in front of the Supreme Court on October 1st, 2018.
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...