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.

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Earth's Emergency Room

Saving Species as the Planet and Politics Get Hotter

Earth’s Emergency Room: Saving Species as the Planet and Politics Get Hotter [Rowman & Littlefield; April 16, 2024] is a celebration of 50 years of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA). Author, attorney, and environmental historian Lowell Baier provides an insightful and entertaining history of the ESA’s dramatic highs and lows. He profiles his own work with the ESA from its inception to the present, and with the key figures who shaped its history, from field biologists to Presidents of the United States. Baier calls on all Americans to embrace a spirit of bipartisanship and conservation to strengthen the law that has been the Earth’s emergency room for half a century.


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Lowell E. Baier is the author of five books including Saving Species on Private Lands: Unlocking Incentives to Conserve Wildlife and Their Habitats, and the upcoming The Codex of the Endangered Species Act Volume I and Volume II.