Ecological scientists and legal scholars think and talk in different ways. The “gulf of mutual incomprehension” that results can impede efforts to address shared problems. Dale Goble bridged this gulf by teaming with ecologists to interpret the Endangered Species Act and develop the concept of conservation-reliant species—species that require ongoing, long-term management to address the factors that threaten them. Most imperiled species are conservation reliant and conservation resources are limited. Meeting the long-term needs of conservation-reliant species will require the blending of ecological science, societal context, and law that Dale Goble has long promoted.
J. M. Scott, Beatrice Van Horne & John A. Wiens,
Dale Goble as a Builder of Bridges,
Idaho L. Rev.
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