NESARC Applauds Senate Hearing on Modernization of the Endangered Species Act

15 February 2017

The National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition (NESARC) applauds Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) for convening today’s oversight hearing to address the need to modernize the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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NESARC Appoints Jordan Smith as New Executive Director

6 December 2016

The National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition (NESARC) is pleased to announce that Jordan Smith has been appointed Executive Director of the Coalition.

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NESARC Files Comments on FWS Draft Compensatory Mitigation Policy

17 October 2016

The National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition (NESARC) today filed comments with the U.S. Fish and Widlife Service expressing concerns with its draft Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy. As is outlined in NESARC’s comments, because the Draft Policy is intended to carry out actions under the ESA, it must stay within the statutory authorities and framework of the specific ESA sections through which it will be applied. NESARC believes that the Draft Policy fails this fundamental test.

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NESARC Files Comments with FWS and NMFS on Joint HCP Handbook

29 August 2016

The National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition has filed comments with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service to offer input on the draft joint Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook. The Draft Handbook describes requirements, procedures, and guidance for the development of habitat conservation plans supporting the issuance of incidental take permits under Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”).

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NESARC Files Comments on Proposed Changes to CCAA Regulations and Policy

5 July 2016

The National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition filed comments on proposed revisions to the regulations and policy for Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances under the ESA.

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NESARC Files Comments on Proposed Changes to FWS Mitigation Policy

13 June 2016

The National Endagnered Species Act Reform Coalition filed comments with the U.S. Fish and Widlife Service (FWS) expressing concerns with proposed changes to its Mitigation Policy. The Policy has guided the FWS’ recommendations on mitigating the adverse impacts of land and water developments on fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats since 1981.

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NESARC Files Comments on Revised Proposed Rule on ESA Petitions

23 May 2016

The National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition filed comments a revised proposed rule that would make changes to the regulations for ESA petitions.

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NESARC Files Comments on FWS Draft Methodology for Prioritizing ESA Status Reviews

16 February 2016

NESARC filed comments with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on its draft methodology for prioritizing status Reviews and accompanying 12-month findings on petitions for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

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NESARC Files Comments with FWS and NMFS on Proposed Changes to Regulations for ESA Petitions

18 September 2015

The National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition filed comments with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service on a proposed rule to amend the existing regulations governing submission of petitions under the Endangered Species Act.

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NESARC Files Comments with FWS on Voluntary Prelisting Conservation Actions Draft Policy

6 November 2014

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.

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