ODFW: Trump rule changes could impact future endangered species

Endangered animals in Oregon include the gray wolf, Northern spotted owl, bull trout, others.

The Trump administration on Monday finalized rule changes to the Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to place an economic cost on protecting a species, changes the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says could impact the future of protected wildlife in Central Oregon.

“The impact of the new approach to economic analysis will likely play out with the future species that are proposed to be added or removed from the ESA list,” said Davia Palmeri, conservation policy coordinator for the ODFW.

Source: ODFW: Trump rule changes could impact future endangered species; Endangered animals in Oregon include the gray wolf, Northern spotted owl, bull trout, others