The Supreme Court heard arguments about whether or not private property can be designated critical habitat for an endangered species that doesn’t live there. In 2012, US Fish and Wildlife labeled 1,500 acres of Louisiana forestland as critical habitat for the dusky gopher frog. Although the amphibian no longer lives there, it could do so if certain ponds were restored to their original conditions. Weyerhaeuser, which leases the forestland from New Orleans resident Edward
Poitevent and his family, protested the designation and the landscape changes needed to sustain the frog. The justices appeared to be divided, and a 4-4 split would uphold the lower court’s ruling in favor of Fish and Wildlife.
Click here to read more.
Critical Habitat Debated Before High Court
Partnerscapes Becomes New Name for Partners for Conservation
A grassroots movement of private landowners working with …
EPA’s New Mandate to Bolster Farmland
The Environmental Protection Agency set 2022’s Renewable Fuel …
Five Data Points You Should Know Before Buying Farmland
Searching for farmland can be made far simpler …
Please sign me up to receive breaking news and updates from The Land Report: