Secretary Bernhardt’s Remarks for ESA Rollout - Clip 2
The reality is that the majority of the habitat species need to survive is actually on privately owned lands, and we need great collaboration. I cannot stress enough that a more efficiently implemented act is more effective. Clarifying what action should be considered during agency consultations will ensure that ESA implementation is more clear and consistent across agencies and even between our own field offices. By better showing our work to address concerns and lack of transparency, I believe we will build greater confidence in the legitimacy and lastingness of our decisions.