NESARC Files Comments with FWS on Voluntary Prelisting Conservation Actions Draft Policy6 November 2014
(WASHINGTON, DC) — The National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition (NESARC) today filed comments with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on its proposed policy on Voluntary Prelisting Conservation Actions.
According to the comments, “While NESARC supports the spirit and intent of the Service’s effort to facilitate voluntary conservation actions, the Draft Policy contains several significant policy and procedural deficiencies that warrant revision. Moreover, NESARC believes that it is imperative that the Service further engages with the States and all stakeholders on ways to develop a more comprehensive and effective pre-listing voluntary conservation policy. To that end, NESARC encourages the Service to reach out and engage with the States and other stakeholders on ways to further improve this policy. Importantly, such outreach and engagement will provide the Service with valuable feedback with respect to how it should ultimately structure and implement this policy. NESARC is prepared to engage with the Service and other stakeholders in developing a workable policy.”