5. Consider the following scenario:
You have just bought your ‘dream house’ property overlooking a spectacular gorge. It has only one building site. As construction gets underway, a local graduate student informs you that your building site contains the only known population of a certain liverwort species. But, because it is so obscure, it is not listed as ‘federally endangered’. Thus, you are under no legal obligation to do anything.
Faced with this problem, you would:
A. Go ahead with construction, making no plans for the liverwort.
B. Go ahead with construction, but ask the student to formulate a relocation plan for the liverwort.
C. Stop construction and abandon the idea of building on this site.