Stewardship in Action

Keeping Every Cog

Keeping Every Cog

The Endangered Species Act's 50th Anniversary

On the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, On Land explores how landowners in the West are working together, with partners, to practice Aldo Leopold’s conservation maxim: “to keep every cog and wheel is the first rule of intelligent tinkering.”

Were it not for the Endangered Species Act (ESA), it is likely that bald eagles, humpback whales, whooping cranes, peregrine falcons and American alligators would no longer be with us

Martha Williams is the director of the United State Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency responsible for implementing the Endangered Species Act (along with NOAA’s fisheries division). She grew up

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