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 and distance them from the agencies that actually have the tools and resources to help them achieve successful conservation on their lands. Without a pathway, it’s hard to get anywhere. This text provides a pathway and couldn’t be more timely.
Gray N. Thornton
President & CEO, Wild Sheep Foundation