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.
How SWCA is helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service keep the National Wetlands Inventory up to date
Wetlands morph and shift over time, but one thing remains the same: the need for accurate data about the landscape so that developers and land managers can accommodate the needs of people and nature. Knowing how and where wetlands fit into the landscape makes adequate decision-making and planning possible.