For more than 100 years, the Willamette River waterfront in downtown Portland, Oregon, has been abuzz with marine industrial activity. The Zidell Company started with a massive World War I shipbuilding operation, which later became a World War II effort that delivered 185 ships to the U.S. Navy.
Once a species is protected by the Endangered Species Act, activities that negatively impact those species could require authorization from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. SWCA tracks threatened and endangered species issues closely and offers the following tips for staying ahead of the game.
As new species become federally listed as threatened or endangered, the potential regulatory liability for project developers increases, exposing new risks in places where those species may not have been a significant issue before.