Safe Harbor - Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species

This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.  All sorts of landowners are taking part in these easy-to-negotiate agreements, including farmers, forest landowners, resort owners, and even residential and corporate landowners.  Safe harbor agreements aren’t appropriate in every situation. Nor, as this handbook will explain, will they solve every problem faced by landowners whose property is home to endangered species. But they can solve some important ones and, in doing so, assure landowners that their continued stewardship won’t lead to land-use restrictions.


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