The non-native nutria has the potential to create catastrophic harm to California’s Delta levee system and damage the ecosystem. Photo courtesy of Michael Probst/AP
The Family Farm Alliance recently submitted written testimony for the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, which held a hearing entitled, “From Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bear to the Chesapeake’s Delmarva Fox Squirrel — Successful State Conservation, Recovery, and Management of Wildlife.”
The purpose of this hearing was to consider the testimony of state officials and other stakeholders regarding successful state work to conserve, recover, and manage wildlife, in partnership with federal agencies, landowners and stakeholders. The Alliance testimony was prepared to supplement the hearing record with additional examples of challenges associated with state and local species efforts to recover species protected by the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and tackle challenges associated with invasive species in parts of the American West.