Kenneth L. Salazar Former Secretary of the Interior and Senator (D) from Colorado

Lowell Baier has been a lifelong champion for conservation carrying on the legacy of President Teddy Roosevelt, and this book on America’s lands litigation is a must read for all who care about the conservation of our wonderful national crown jewels.

John D. Dingell, Jr. 43rd Dean, U.S. House of Representatives Representative from Michigan (D-12th) 1955-2014

We have here a book of truth and power. Lowell Baier in his thoughtful and powerful publication shows our history—first of abuse and more recently of our effort to protect this magnificent country and world.

Theodore Roosevelt, IV Honorary Chair, League of Conservation Voters, and Governing Counsel, The Wilderness Society

This masterful work of scholarship flawlessly proves that today’s new paradigm of cooperative conservation and federalism in endangered species conservation is a far more responsible endeavor with measurable results than can ever be achieved by combative saturation litigation and court intervention.

George Emmerson President, Sierra Pacific Industries

Today, a new conservation paradigm is sweeping across America. 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.  I recommend this as a must read for private landowners desiring to successfully navigate the ESA!

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

At a time when more than one-third of all U.S. species are at heightened risk of extinction, incentivizing habitat restoration on private lands has never been more important. That’s easy to say, but incredibly hard to do. Thankfully, 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.

J.B. Ruhl, Ph.D., J.D. David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law; Co-Director, Energy, Environment, and Land Use Law Program, Vanderbilt University School of Law

American wildlife management law for over two centuries has been a crucible in which the evolution of American federalism was forged.  Lowell Baier’s sweeping, accessible account of that history comprehensively and insightfully assesses its conflicts and tensions. This masterful history is indispensable reading for anyone engaged in the conversation about the future of our nation’s wildlife and habitat conservation federalism.

Leopoldo Miranda‐Castro Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute

This seminal work transcends the traditional role of historical narrative to serve as a visionary guide, offering rich, insightful discourse that aims to influence and mold the trajectory of future conservation initiatives. In this meticulously crafted volume, Baier
embarks on a comprehensive exploration of the complex tapestry of social, political, and environmental challenges that have influenced fish and wildlife conservation and the enactment of the ESA.

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Saving Species on Private Lands: Unlocking Incentives to Conserve Wildlife and Their Habitats
was recently recognized by the Eric Hoffer Award. The book was named the winner of the Business category and a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award’s Grand Prize and for the Montaigne Medal, which is awarded to the most thought-provoking book.

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Saving Species on Private Lands: Unlocking Incentives to Conserve Wildlife and Their Habitats 
was recently recognized by the Independent Press Award. The book, which is a guide for private landowners who want to conserve fish and wildlife on their lands, was named the 2021 winner of the Conservation/Green category.

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Saving Species on Private Lands: Unlocking Incentives to Conserve Wildlife and Their Habitats
was recently named a 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award winner by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group, taking home a win in the E-Book (Non Fiction) category and named a finalist for best book in the Nature/Environment category.

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Federalism, Preemption, and the Nationalization of American Wildlife Management: The Dynamic Balance Between State and Federal Authority
was recently named a 2022 NYC Big Book Award winner in the Environment category.

The Codex of the Endangered Species Act Volume I and II were recently named a 2024 Independent Press Award Winner in Environment, Nature, and History:  U.S. Categories.


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