Lowell E. Baier’s intellectual curiosity during his 60-year career has taken him from a practicing attorney, to an entrepreneur, a tireless advocate for natural resources and wildlife conservation, and a legal and environmental historian and author.
Baier continues contemporaneously to practice law, specializing in wildlife conservation and natural resource policy, legislation and regulation, and writes extensively on these subjects.
The Codex of the Endangered Species Act
Volume I and Volume II
The Endangered Species Act of 1973 is recognized around the world as the most important wildlife conservation law ever passed. It has led to conservation of many iconic species, including the American alligator, whooping crane, peregrine falcon, black-footed ferret, and many others. The conservation successes and challenges of the first fifty years of this law point towards future strategies for more effective and less controversial conservation under it, including legislative, regulatory, and collaborative approaches. The Codex of the Endangered Species Act explores the history of the Endangered Species Act and its success (Volume I) and possibilities for even greater achievements in the future (Volume II).