Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (together the Services) have updated a long-standing policy on the role of state fish and wildlife agencies in implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
The updated policy, developed in coordination with state fish and wildlife agencies, re-affirms the commitment for engagement and collaboration between the Services and state agencies on many aspects of ESA implementation.
Today’s announcement builds on the suite of actions the Administration is taking to improve the effectiveness of the Act and demonstrate its flexibility, including recent process improvements for designating critical habitat.
“State fish and wildlife agencies are essential partners in implementing the Endangered Species Act to protect our most at-risk species across the country,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. “We look forward to continuing our work together on conservation successes that all Americans can be proud of.”
“The partnership between state fish and wildlife agencies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Marine Fisheries Service, is vital to effective conservation delivery in support of the Endangered Species Act,” said …Read the Rest