Dave Tenny

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Saving Species on Private Lands is a timely and valuable resource for landowners willing to engage in the greatest conservation effort of all time. Lowell Baier deciphers voluntary conservation and helps landowners use proven tools to make smart decisions leading to real conservation. Read more… “Dave Tenny”

Dave Tenny
President & CEO, National Alliance of Forest Owners

Howard K. Vincent

Howard Vincent

Healthy agricultural landscapes conserve wildlife by focusing on habitats they depend upon while benefiting all of society through environmental services. Saving Species on Private Lands: Unlocking Incentives to Conserve Wildlife and Their Habitats will serve as a keystone resource for farmers, ranchers and all landowners Read more… “Howard K. Vincent”

Howard K. Vincent
President and CEO, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

Nick Wiley

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This book shows that private landowners are true champions of wildlife conservation and provides much-needed information to help them understand the ESA and better engage in effective species conservation work on the ground. Read more… “Nick Wiley”

Nick Wiley
Chief Operating Officer, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Timothy C. Brady

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Saving Species on Private Lands: Unlocking Incentives to Conserve Wildlife and Their Habitats is a must-read book for anyone who wants to do something to help our declining wildlife. Read more… “Timothy C. Brady”

Timothy C. Brady
President, Boone and Crockett Club

Chad J. Bishop, Ph.D.

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As the world confronts the sixth great extinction crisis in its history, thousands upon thousands of landowners are working voluntarily to reverse the decline of countless at-risk species across the United States. This book examines their efforts, documents their successes, and provides a roadmap for more to follow in their footsteps. Read more… “Chad J. Bishop, Ph.D.”

Chad J. Bishop, Ph.D.
Director of Wildlife Biology, University of Montana
President, National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Programs

Dirk A. Kempthorne

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This straightforward handbook will rally the ecological power of private landowners. By clarifying multiple confusing laws, amendments and regulations, it spreads a map for landowners and advocates to travel together. As a guide to new progress, Lowell Baier’s Saving Species on Private Lands is a welcome hope.

Dirk A. Kempthorne
Secretary of Interior (2006-2009)
Governor of Idaho (1999-2006)
U.S. Senator (1993-1999)

William F. Porter, Ph.D.

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Conservation happens when we stop fighting those who hold different opinions about endangered species. It happens when we invest that time and energy to design and implement management actions to help wildlife. This book tells us how to do that.

William F. Porter, Ph.D.
Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation, Michigan State University

George Emmerson

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Federal, state, local government agencies, foundations, non-profits and willing landowners are joining together to find win-win solutions that keep working lands productive and American workers employed while conserving more of our habitat and wildlife than ever before. This book explains how and why they work, and how they can be put to work by landowners across the nation. Read more… “George Emmerson”

George Emmerson
President, Sierra Pacific Industries

Steve Williams, Ph.D.

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Saving Species on Private Lands is an essential read for those who value wildlife and its habitat. Private landowners provide the majority of wildlife habitat for our nation’s wildlife and this book provides a practical approach for sailing through the rocky shoals of federal law and regulations. Read more… “Steve Williams, Ph.D.”

Steve Williams, Ph.D.
President of the Wildlife Management Institute
Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2002-2005)

Ethan L. Lane

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Ranchers are perhaps our most important resource for the conservation of wildlife. Saving Species on Private Lands arms these conservationists with critical information to aid them in securing the technical assistance, regulatory assurances and financial incentives necessary to navigate the Endangered Species Act. Read more… “Ethan L. Lane”

Ethan L. Lane
Vice President, Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Public Lands Council Executive Director (2015-2019)

Rebecca Humphries

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Saving Species on Private Lands: Unlocking Incentives to Conserve Wildlife and Their Habitats is a comprehensive book that will help landowners understand the resources available to them to promote wildlife conservation on private land. Read more… “Rebecca Humphries”

Rebecca Humphries
Chief Executive Officer, National Wild Turkey Federation

Marc C. Mondavi

Marc Mondavi

Wildlife conservation in America is at a crossroads. Will we continue to lose wildlife or will we roll up our sleeves and work together to save it? In this powerful book, Lowell Baier explains how private landowners can secure a portfolio of incentives to conserve wildlife on their property, while navigating the ESA and related Read more… “Marc C. Mondavi”

Marc C. Mondavi
Co-Proprietor, C. Mondavi & Family/Charles Krug Winery

Frank H. Murkowski

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This book demystifies the Endangered Species Act, explains how it affects private land and provides landowners with the knowledge they need to navigate it and thrive.

Frank H. Murkowski
Governor of Alaska (2002-2006), U.S. Senator (1980-2002)

Sara Wyant

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Farmers and ranchers are the original environmentalists, but our polling data shows that they don’t like dealing with regulatory burdens that sometimes make stewardship more difficult. The book Saving Species on Private Lands is a practical guide for landowners trying to navigate the often complex regulations surrounding the ESA. Read more… “Sara Wyant”

Sara Wyant
Editor, Agri-Pulse

Amos S. Eno

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I encourage any landowner hosting endangered species or having species in the vicinity of their properties to read this important book. It will advance the conservation cause in America more than any and all environmental advocacies. Read more… “Amos S. Eno”

Amos S. Eno
President & Founder, Land Conservation Assistance Network
Executive Director, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (1991-1999)

Collin O’Mara

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Lowell Baier has charted a clear path forward that will unleash the collaborative conservation desperately needed to recover the full diversity of fish, wildlife and plants for future generations. Read more… “Collin O’Mara”

Collin O’Mara
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Wildlife Federation
Secretary of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for Delaware (2009-2014)

Jonathan Shuffield

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In Saving Species on Private Lands, Lowell Baier uses real-world examples of voluntary conservation programs that benefit species and landscapes without jeopardizing landowners’ needs. This book serves as an important guide for better implementation of the ESA.  Read more… “Jonathan Shuffield”

Jonathan Shuffield
Associate Legislative Director, National Association of Counties

James L. Cummins

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Every farmer, rancher or small businessperson knows that to do a job, you need the right tools. In this well-written book, Lowell Baier lays out the tools that private landowners can use to carry out voluntary conservation on their land to benefit at-risk species. Read more… “James L. Cummins”

James L. Cummins
Executive Director, Wildlife Mississippi

Ronald J. Regan

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Lowell Baier is a preeminent, indefatigable legal scholar of conservation and endangered species, and I can think of no better person to provide such a timely and important resource as Saving Species on Private Lands. Read more… “Ronald J. Regan”

Ronald J. Regan
Executive Director, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Steve Jester

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This book explains programs and approaches to partnership-driven voluntary conservation on private lands and is a valuable resource for landowners and others who want to learn more about wildlife conservation opportunities on private land. Read more… “Steve Jester”

Steve Jester
Executive Director, Partners for Conservation

Marc A. Brinkmeyer

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In Saving Species on Private Lands, Lowell Baier provides a roadmap for voluntary conservation by private landowners to help endangered, threatened and at-risk species. This book explains how existing financial and regulatory incentives for landowners can make a difference – for the good of both people and the environment.

Marc A. Brinkmeyer
Chairman of the Board, Idaho Forest Group

Gray N. Thornton

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Aldo Leopold once wrote, “Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest.” Lowell Baier’s Saving Species on Private Lands: Unlocking Incentives to Conserve Wildlife and Their Habitats will reinvigorate this truth by decoding what has become a complex labyrinth of laws and policies that disincentivize landowners Read more… “Gray N. Thornton”

Gray N. Thornton
President & CEO, Wild Sheep Foundation

Greg Ugalde

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Home builders and developers face daunting ESA rules and regulations. Lowell Baier’s book demystifies the Endangered Species Act and provides a well-structured guide for private landowners who want to enjoy their property rights while making a difference through wildlife conservation.

Greg Ugalde
2019 Chairman of the Board, National Association of Home Builders

Blake Henning

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This comprehensive, exhaustively researched book contains everything a farmer, rancher, forester or other landowner needs to understand how government, private funding and technical assistance can help them improve the wildlife conservation value of their land.

Blake Henning
Chief Conservation Officer, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

John F. Organ, Ph.D., CWB

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Lowell Baier has produced a remarkable book that should be read by all in the conservation institution, from academics to wildlife managers, industrialists to the small landholder. Read more… “John F. Organ, Ph.D., CWB”

John F. Organ, Ph.D., CWB
Chief Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey
Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units
Former Chief, Northeast Region USFWS Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program
Past President, Fellow and Honorary Member, The Wildlife Society
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Michigan State University

Thomas J. Vilsack

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This book takes on the complex issues of how landowners can conserve wildlife, access public and private support for doing so, and avoid regulation under the Endangered Species Act. This practical, well-organized book is a valuable resource for landowners, partner organizations, government officials, students and policymakers alike.

Thomas J. Vilsack
Secretary of Agriculture (2009-2017)
Governor of Iowa (1999-2007)

David O’Neill

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This book is an important resource to those who want to protect birds and the places they need while also managing their land without sacrificing profits. Ranchers, farmers and even people who just have a large piece of property will find something in here Read more… “David O’Neill”

David O’Neill
Chief Conservation Officer, National Audubon Society
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About Lowell E. Baier

Lowell E. Baier’s intellectual curiosity during his 56-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. Learn more

Other Work

Inside the Equal Access to Justice Act

Inside the Equal Access to Justice Act

Lowell E. Baier, one of America’s preeminent experts on environmental litigation, chronicles the century-long story of America’s natural resources management, focusing on litigation, citizen suit provisions and attorneys’ fees. In this first book-length comprehensive examination of the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA), Baier introduces readers to the history of the EAJA, examines the many beneficiaries of the law, describes 20 of the most prominent litigious environmental groups in America and recommends carefully tailored amendments to the EAJA to correct environmental abuses of the law while protecting legitimate interests. Inside the Equal Access to Justice Act is a valuable resource for the environmental legal community, environmentalists and practitioners at all levels of government, and all readers interested in environmental policy and the rise of the administrative state.

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