Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office
Pacific Region  
 

Tools for Agencies and Endangered Species

 

Canada Lynx Kitten Photo Credit:JWeliver USFWS
Bull trout Photo Credit: J.Sartore USFWS
Palouse Prairie Photo Credit: S Duke USFWS

 

Obtaining an Official Idaho Species List for Proposed Federal Actions

(Section 7 Consultation)

Federal Agency Assistance and Consultation
Section 7(c) of the Endangered Species Act directs the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consult with federal agencies on any proposed actions (direct or indirect) on federal lands that may potentially affect listed, proposed or candidate species or their habitat.

It is the responsibility of federal "action agencies" (or their designated representatives) to obtain an official table ("Species List") of listed, proposed and candidate species that may be present where the proposed activity is to occur. If the project potentially affects the species or its habitat, the federal agency is required to consult with the Service.

Click to obtain an official species list

 

Federal Agency Assistance and Consultation

Federal Agency Assistance and Consultation
The Endangered Species Act provides a means for conserving species and the ecosystems they depend upon.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with federal agencies on proposed and ongoing projects to ensure compliance with the Endangered Species Act and other federal laws that conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.

The ESA directs all federal agencies to participate in conservation. Specifically, section 7 (a)(1) of the Act charges federal agencies to aid in the conservation of listed species. Another Section of the Act, 7 (a)(2), requires the agencies, through consultation with the Service, to ensure that their activities are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of listed species or adversely modify designated critical habitats.

The Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office actively works with federal agencies on proposed and ongoing projects to ensure that they are in compliance with ESA and other federal law.

 

Section 7 – Federal Agency Consultation

Consultations Fact Sheet (PDF 200 KB)

Consultations Handbook (Section 7), 1998 (USFWS and NOAA Fisheries)  (PDF 920 KB)

The Act – Entire Document (PDF 180 KB)

Streamlined Consultation Procedures (Section 7 Expedited Guidelines for Northwest Land Management Agencies) (PDF 3.5 MB)

National Endangered Species Program: Consultations Overview

Laws and Policies

Endangered Species Act Document Library

 

 

Biological Opinions - Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office

 

Other Federal Programs and Laws

 

Migratory Birds

Bald and Golden Eagles

Eagle Guidelines

Migratory Bird Program Migratory Bird Treaty Act

 

Water

Clean Water Act – Section 404 permits

Hydropower Relicensing/FERC

 

Fisheries and Habitat Conservation

NOAA - National Marine Fisheries Service

National Fish and Wildlife Sevices Fisheries

Pacific Northwest Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries

 

Alternative Energy

Wind Energy and other renewable energy resources

Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Recommendations

Communication Towers

Interior Announces Onshore Wind Energy Guidelines (PDF 112.4 KB)

U.S. Department of Interior Wind GuidelinesFact Sheet (PDF 76.56 KB)

 

Federal Policies and Laws

Clean Water Act – Section 404 permits

Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act

Federal Power Act

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Sikes Act

Migratory Bird Program Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Endangered Species Act

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: November 12, 2014