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The Endangered Species Act presents one of the most complex, and at times contradictory, regulatory frameworks businesses and individual landowners face. Of the well over 1000 plant and animal species covered by the ESA, 90 percent inhabit private land. Petitions to list new species are filed by the hundreds each year, each requiring a federally mandated 90 day finding by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The need to understand the intricacies of the law have never been greater. Lightfoot Franklin has been assisting landowners in successfully navigating these murky waters since 1990. Whether you need assistance in determining a Federal Nexus, creating a Habitat Conservation Plan or negotiating a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances, our lawyers have been there and done that.

Representative Matters:

  • Confidential client – Represented a client to resolve a Natural Resource Damages claim following a spill that impacted an endangered snail.
  • Confidential client – Represented a client through Endangered Species Act Petition 30 and 90 day findings, Critical Habitat designation and successfully negotiated Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances resulting in Enhancement of Survival Permit.