If not properly considered, the Endangered Species Act can change or delay a landowner’s development plans, and can affect how public infrastructure such as lakes and waterways are operated. Gunster environmental law leader Luna Phillips explains in this brief video.
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How endangered species affect landowners in Florida
The Endangered Species Act is one of the most powerful environmental regulations we deal with.
It has the potential to impose civil and criminal penalties.
The federal government implements the Act. And the state of Florida has its own version of the law.
Over the last several years, new species continue to be listed, so landowners must stay informed on whether a new species or its status may affect their property.
In Florida alone, there are over 200 listed species.
If not properly considered, the Endangered Species Act can change or delay a landowner’s development plans, and can affect how public infrastructure such as lakes and waterways are operated.
At Gunster, we advise clients to consider these issues early and comprehensively to avoid surprises. And we work to address these issues upfront.
Gunster’s environmental attorneys have helped Florida landowners assess how the rules governing endangered species might affect ongoing or future development plans – and we guide them through permitting issues.