What Does a Developer Need to Do When It Believes There Might Be a Threatened or Endangered Species Near Its Future Real Estate Development Site?

December 14, 2007
Jonathan Rinde
NJPA Real Estate Journal

The presence of threatened or endangered (T&E) species, and the identification of the habitats that support them, are becoming more prevalent on private property because of the increased observation and reporting of sightings, and improved data recording by the applicable governmental agencies. Conflicts between these species and land developments are also becoming more common, and oftentimes create permitting delays, as governmental agencies require the developer to eliminate the potential for harm to the T&E species from the proposed development.

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