Listing as threatened, or endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 confers significant protective measures on species of plants and animals so designated. The Benefits result from required management measures, administrative procedures, and restrictions on Both public and private sector actions.

This paper describes the most important provisions of the Endangered Species Act affecting private sector interests. It also discusses an endangered species program that Chevron has developed to aid its operations in the San Joaquin Valley of California to comply with applicable requirements while promoting conservation values. A prominent element of the program is the habitat conservation planning approach, which is emerging as an important tool in resolving conflicts between private natural resource developers and the survival and recovery needs of protected species. Although it is structured to meet United States requirements, the program contains elements which could be useful for operations wherever they must confront sensitive wildlife habitat issues.

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