Report Pursuant to Section 301 of the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act
This report summarizes relevant information and findings according to each of the specific requests identified in section 301 of the ACE Act (P.L. 116-188).
Section 301 of ACE Act required that the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce, in coordination with the Secretary of Agriculture, assess the factors affecting successful conservation activities under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and report our findings to the Committees on Appropriations and Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committees on Appropriations and Natural Resources of the House of Representatives. This report, which was prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service, summarizes relevant information and findings according to each of the specific requests identified in section 301 of the ACE Act. Overall, the findings indicate that the ESA continues to be a powerful and effective conservation law regardless of the nature of threats that led to species’ listings under the ESA.