Let’s Make a Deal

Let’s Make a Deal

With a signature and a handshake, an innovative legal tool is allaying private landowners' fears of one of the nation's most powerful environmental laws to create critical wildlife habitat.

By Susan McGrath
Published: January-February 2008

Safe harbor has restored millions of acres of habitat for dozens of endangered species. The populations of many have stabilized, and some are even on the rise. And the Endangered Species Act need no longer make endangered species the enemy of landowners.

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