ESWR reaches end of the road

 Posted by on November 28, 2015
Nov 282015

Message from Editor/Publisher Steve Davies

I regret to inform you that I have decided to stop publishing Endangered Species & Wetlands Report. This decision did not come easily, but after failing for too long to meet a monthly publication schedule for the newsletter and neglecting (for the most part) to send out invoices, publication simply is no longer feasible. (One might say that I published ESWR with passion for 13 wonderful years – 20 years total).

In the end, working on my own no longer provided enough personal satisfaction to continue.

I have taken a position with Agri-Pulse Communications (, where I will write about a variety of issues affecting agriculture, including regulation of pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). I expect that I will continue to write about endangered species and wetlands, off and on.

The website will remain online but will not be actively updated. Instead, I will attempt to organize the online materials that are already posted and make them as freely available as possible. I also intend to provide a guide to gathering information about the ESA and wetlands. My Twitter handle remains the same for now – @ESWR_Update – and you can always reach me at with any suggestions.

I cannot thank enough all the folks who helped me cover the fascinating and controversial topics of endangered species and wetlands: lawyers of all stripes, federal employees at numerous agencies, especially the Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and EPA, and many, many more people at environmental groups, industry trade groups, consulting firms, universities, and the like. This newsletter would never have been possible without your patient assistance.

I also extend personal thanks to friends and family members who have helped me in all kinds of ways over the years, especially my mother (still going strong at 91) and my late father, who read ESWR from the beginning and stored the issues in big three-ring binders.


Steve Davies


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