COMMENTS: Proposed Revisions to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy

Western Governors submitted comments on June 9, 2016, to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Dan Ashe on the Proposed Revisions to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mitigation Policy. The Governors requested FWS engage in substantive consultation with Governors and state regulators before finalizing the Proposal and that the “net conservation gain” principle be better defined – based on ongoing state consultation – in the final rule. The comments cited "complexities surrounding landscape-scale mitigation in the West, as well as the potential for inconsistent implementation of revised policy by different FWS offices" as main reasons for their concerns. Read, download the Comments


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