The Endangered Species Act’s main purpose is to protect endangered and threatened species and the ecosystems upon which they depend, with the ultimate goal of preventing extinction.

The Act protects any species designated as endangered or threatened from any activities that would “take” or otherwise jeopardize the continued existence of a listed species, or harm its critical habitat.

The ESA is administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine FisheriesService (NMFS).

Lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephan C. Volker sue to stop projects that threaten the continued existence of endangered or threatened species.

We have filed numerous lawsuits to protect endangered salmon and other fish, birds,
tortoises, big horn sheep, butterflies and other listed species.

Endangered Species Act Cases that the Firm or Mr. Volker Has Handled Include:

  • City of Sausalito v. O’Neill, 386 F.3d 1186 (9th Cir. 2004).
  • Sierra Club v. Babbitt, Civ. No. 97-15226 (9th Cir. 1998).
  • Bob Marshall Alliance v. Lujan, 804 F.Supp. 1292 (D. Mont. 1992).
  • Bob Marshall Alliance v. Hodel, 852 F.2d 1223 (9th Cir. 1988).
  • Bob Marshall Alliance v. Watt, 685 F.Supp. 1514 (D. Mont. 1986).