Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Wildlife Protection

Knowledge of the Complexities of the Endangered Species Act

While the altruistic intent of the Endangered Species Act is to protect wildlife, in doing so, it has the power to stop major federal and private projects in their tracks. Having a legal team that thoroughly understands the often intimidating ESA process is essential for saving time and money. DDRH attorneys have represented both government and private entities in the ESA process and are well versed in the complexities of ESA and related regulations. They have helped with the preparation of Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAA) as well as provided educational materials to landowners about CCAAs and enhancement of survival permits. The team has represented agencies in ESA litigation and has counseled landowners on compliance with special provisions of the ESA and programs arising from the ESA.