March 26, 2017

Migratory Bird Hunting; Final Frameworks for Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations

SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) prescribes final frameworks from which States may select season dates, limits, and other options for the 2016-17 migratory bird hunting seasons. The effect of this final rule is to facilitate the States’ selection of hunting seasons and to further the annual establishment of the migratory bird […]

ESA: Definition of Destruction or Adverse Modification of Critical Habitat

SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), collectively referred to as the “Services” or “we,” revise a regulatory definition that is integral to our implementation of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act or ESA). The Act requires Federal agencies, in consultation with and with […]

Does Policy Dictate Law or Law Dictate Policy

Pretend for a moment that the United States, in which we live, is governed by a constitution; one in which most Americans have been taught actually exists and once existed. Now that that is straight, consider. It was recently announced, quietly, that the White House Office of Administration and the Executive Office, were formally placing […]

USFWS Release Candidate’s List For ESA Protection

*Editor’s Note* – Below is a copy of a press release issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcing their candidate list of species to be considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The attached link provides readers the opportunity to see a complete listing of species and proposals. Most readers know that […]