Threatened and Endangered

Sycamore Land Trust Director Christian Freitag to Succeed W. William Weeks as President and Director at Conservation Law Center

Sycamore Land Trust Director Christian Freitag to Succeed W. William Weeks as President and Director at Conservation Law Center

The Conservation Law Center, a non-profit environmental law firm based in Bloomington, has hired Christian Freitag to succeed W. William Weeks as president and director of the organization. The Conservation Law Center provides legal counsel without charge to conservation organizations, works to improve conservation law and policy, and offers law students clinical experience in the practice of law and the profession's public service tradition.

A Win for the Indiana Bat: D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Requires Analysis of Greater Protections for Endangered Species Impacted By Wind Energy Development

A Win for the Indiana Bat: D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Requires Analysis of Greater Protections for Endangered Species Impacted By Wind Energy Development

In an important decision, the court has ruled for the bats, setting a precedent which will mean more careful consideration of the environmental impacts of all federal decisions. 

CLC Urges Greater Protections for Birds and Bats From Wind Turbines in the Midwest

CLC Urges Greater Protections for Birds and Bats From Wind Turbines in the Midwest

The CLC is continuing its efforts to promote responsible wind energy development.  We collaborated with American Bird Conservancy, the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, and Union Neighbors United to drastically reduce the deaths of birds and bats, including federally endangered species.

CLC’s comments on FWS mitigation policy aim to better protect species and habitats

CLC’s comments on FWS mitigation policy aim to better protect species and habitats

Peter Murrey, Jeff Hyman, and CLC submitted comments on the new Fish and Wildlife Service mitigation policy, urging for more accountability and better protections for threatened species and habitats. This article sums up the proposed mitigation policy and our suggestions for improving it.

Still Hanging On: The Endangered Indiana Bat

Still Hanging On: The Endangered Indiana Bat

Jeff Hyman, Bill Weeks, and CLC are embarking on our second year arguing tor sufficient protection of the Endangered Indiana Bat from Wind Turbines. This article sums up our research and describes a possible solution to reduce the impact of increased wind energy on the Indiana Bat and other bat and bird species.