Species Conservation and the Endangered Species Act

Western Governors' Association Policy Resolution 2016-08: Western Governors recognize that species conservation and habitat protection can be enhanced through working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Department of the Interior, and local governments and stakeholders. Governors also believe that statutory changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) should be developed in a fashion that results in broad bipartisan support and maintains the intent of the ESA to conserve and recover imperiled species. Western Governors articulate seven broad goals they believe should drive improvements to species conservation and ESA. Read, download the Resolution


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