A Review of the Petition Process for the Endangered Species Act
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Applied Science
University College, Environmental Policy and Management
Environmental Policy & Mgmt
Black-tailed prairie dog, Endangered Species Act, Petition process
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) is an exceptionally powerful law which requires the involvement of many stake holders, including government and non-government professionals. This project reviewed the requirements of the ESA and the expectations of the USFWS and referenced them to the actions taken by the petitioner in the preparation of the petition for the black-tailed prairie dog. The study has shown the knowledge required by the petitioner to submit an effective petition and also the importance of communicating this knowledge so that the federal agencies may make sound decisions when deciding to protect a species and its habitat. This research can be used as a preliminary reference for beginning the process for future petitions.
Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.
Kroth, Shane, "A Review of the Petition Process for the Endangered Species Act" (2007). University College: Environmental Policy and Management Capstones. 5.