This Article examines the interplay between the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, the necessity of applying these statutes under an ecosystem or watershed based model, and the need to coordinate and integrate standards and review processes under the acts. The concept of watershed management is summarized in Part II, and Part III gives a brief overview of the two statutes and their implementation. Part IV focuses on the opportunities for, and necessity of, streamlining and integrating the standards and review under the two statutes to support the integrated, place-based, management model envisioned by a watershed approach. We conclude in Part V that a change in the historical approach to environmental management is essential if we are to take the next big step forward in environmental health.
Dianne K. Conway and Daniel S. Evans, Salmon on the Brink: The Imperative of Integrating Environmental Standards and Review on an Ecosystem Scale, 23 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 977 (2000).