Policy

The Texas Conservation Plan has not slowed oil and gas well development in dunes sagebrush lizard habitat

**Background:** The dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus) is an imperiled species that is restricted to shinnery oak (Quercus havardii) sand dune habitats in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas, USA. This region is also a hotspot of oil …

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard: The Cautionary Tale of a Candidate Species Denied

This white paper explains the problems with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's recent decision to not list the dunes sagebrush lizard and recommends improvements to Service regulations and procedures to address these problems. Our recommendations …