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Landowners sue Fish and Wildlife over critical habitat designation

Landowners sue Fish and Wildlife over critical habitat designation

A group of Alabama landowners filed a lawsuit today challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s designation of their property as critical habitat—a decision that substantially reduces their property’s value, triggers burdensome regulatory requirements, and penalizes them for their past conservation efforts.    For generations, the Skipper family has owned forested land in Clarke County, Alabama, which they manage for high-quality timber production and conservation. For 60 years the land […]