In An Action Plan on Invasive Species, the Environmental Law Institute and its partners in the National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species have identified priority actions for both the Obama administration and the 111th Congress related to invasive species prevention and management. By taking these simple steps, the federal government can make substantial progress toward addressing animal and plant invasive species threats.
The conservation of biodiversity supports efforts to ensure the long-term stability of wildlife species and habitats, ecosystems and economies, and public health and welfare. Because the greatest threats to wildlife and biodiversity in the United States are habitat destruction, degradation, and fragmentation, purchasing land outright or protecting it through the acquisition of a conservation easement ensures the protection of lands important for habitat.
State Wildlife Action Plans and Utilities: New Conservation Opportunities for America’s Wildlife examines utilities in three states that represent a diverse range of utility types and regulatory frameworks — New Jersey, Michigan, and Washington. It identifies a wide range of opportunities for utilities and state agencies to use wildlife action plans to inform policy, planning, and management decisions. This report also highlights the wide variety of activities that utilities are implementing to conserve wildlife on their lands and waters.
The Environmental Law Institute’s Biodiversity Program improves environmental protection by identifying best practices and new models for federal, state and local actions to conserve biodiversity. We forge new links between land use decision-making processes and biodiversity science. We promote public and private stewardship by providing technical assistance and identifying conservation incentives.