Endangered Species

WHEREAS, CLA supports the maintenance and enhancement of threatened and endangered species populations and their habitat, and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that CLA supports reform of the federal Endangered Species Act of l973 to require the use of sound science and peer review in listing decisions, provide just compensation for landowners whose land is devalued as a result of regulatory action under the Act, require coordination of pre-listing status, review any subsequent recovery efforts with affected parties and the appropriate state and local government entities, and provide for direct federal and or state landowner incentives and hold-harmless assurances in the development of habitat conservation plans and other species recovery efforts.

11-19-2013 Revised