April 3, 2013
Bernalyn D. McGaughey, Compliance Services International, 7501 Bridgeport Way West, Lakewood, WA 98499.
It is clear, from the wealth of information and diverse methods presented in the book, that good science abounds with respect to endangered species assessment. This concluding presentation explores ways in which the complicated intersection of FIFRA and ESA might be best improved within the current framework of consultation under the ESA. Ideas of chapter authors offer a collective wisdom that can be applied to clarify a common vision for what successful consultation may look like in the future. Recommendations are made for three main initiatives: (1) establish trust and a cooperative process between agencies; (2) provide resources to establish priorities for accomplishing the task at hand; and (3) improve communication with and early involvement of stakeholders.