For the last 15 years, the Endangered Species UPDATE has been the primary forum for discussion and dialogue on current, sometimes contentious, endangered species issues. In order to be a forum for discussion, however, we need to hear from you. The UPDATE often publishes opinion pieces, such as John Kostyak's The Need for HCP Reform: Five Points of Consensus (this issue), that represent one person's or organization's analysis of endangered species policy or science.
Such pieces can be catalysts for discussion among those working in the fields of endangered species policy and science. The UPDATE can, and should, be an effective vehicle for participation.
If you read something with which you particularly disagree- or agree- please let us know. We will all benefit from your contribution to this ongoing dialogue.