Property Rights

Property rights continue to be a difficult issue in maintaining the health and sustainability of America's workng forests. Sound conservation practices go hand-in-hand with respecting and protecting essential property rights for caretakers of the land. This section highlights policy initiatives that impact property rights, and actions needed to take to address those issues. 

Forest America – We are the real owners and stewards of America’s private forests

Welcome to Forest America, an initiative among family forest landowners, as well as those engaged in all aspects of private forests. Forest America is committed to informing policy makers, the...

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The Proposed Listing of the Black Pinesnake as Threatened Under the ESA

The US. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing to list the black pinesnake (BPS) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) with a proposed section 4(d) rule. This ruling is...

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FWS Designates NLEB as Threatened, Rather Than Endangered

On April 2, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that it would be listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, rather than endangered, as it had initially proposed in...

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Endangered Species Reform

The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) has long been one of the major flash points in debates over government interference with property rights.

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