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Jim Noles Briefs Alabama Forestry Council on Recent Endangered Species Act Developments in Alabama

Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC partner Jim Noles updated the Alabama Forestry Council on recent developments and issues involving the federal Endangered Species Act at the council’s meeting in Millbrook, Alabama, today.

With some 130 species of plant and animals listed as endangered or threatened by the ESA, compliance with the ESA remain an issue for many stakeholders in Alabama. Alabama trails only California, Florida, and Hawaii in the number of species present in the state protected by the ESA.

Other speakers at the meeting were Rick Pate, Alabama’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries; Tom Saunders, the Alabama Forestry Association’s director of governmental affairs; and Gary Faulkner, the AFA’s Forest Economic Development Specialist.

About Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC: Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC is a Birmingham, Alabama-based law firm with a national practice focused on litigation, insurance coverage issues, and environmental matters. For more information, visit or follow @BTNL_law_firm.

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