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A Pilot Example of Maximizing Conservation Measures: Using Avoidance, Minimization, and Offsetting in National Scale Pesticide Consultations

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A Pilot Example of Maximizing Conservation Measures: Using Avoidance, Minimization, and Offsetting in National Scale Pesticide Consultations Reasonable and prudent measures (RPMs) and reasonable and prudent alternatives (RPAs) have been the primary mechanism utilized to date by the consulting agencies in pesticide Biological Opinions. However, the full suite of conservation measures (avoidance, minimization, and offsetting) have […]

Developing a Communication Platform that Meets the Needs of both FIFRA Labeling Instructions and Endangered Species Act Avoidance and Minimization Requirements

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Developing a Communication Platform that Meets the Needs of both FIFRA Labeling Instructions and Endangered Species Act Avoidance and Minimization Requirements As more pesticides move through the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) endangered species biological evaluation toward formal Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 consultation, a revised technological platform with an expanded scope is needed to effectively […]