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

Progress Toward Regulatory Certainty

Progress Toward Regulatory Certainty

Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) announced decisions for two species that have been the subject of intense advocacy on the part of FLA for many years: the black pinesnake and the Louisiana pinesnake. Louisiana Pinesnake Final...