Endangered Species Act Bureau of Land Management

The Endangered Species Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 1973 to protect species at risk of extinction due to the consequences of economic growth and lack of habitat conservation.
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District Court Upholds Biological Opinion For Wind Energy Project In Imperial County, California

On November 20, 2013, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California rejected a challenge by various plaintiffs and upheld the biological opinion and incidental take statement issued by the U.S. Fish...more

Bureau Of Land Management Continues To Develop A National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today issued a draft Oregon Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement (LUP Amendment/EIS) for the Oregon Sub-Region. Once finalized, the LUP...more

The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Proposes Listing The Lesser Prairie-Chicken As Threatened

On November 30, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a proposed rule to list the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). While voluntary...more

BLM Responds to Allegations of Fracking-Related Endangered Species Act Violations

As we previously reported, on August 29, 2012, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) gave notice of its intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Last...more

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