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Endangered Species Act: Section 7(a)(2)

Section 7 Consultation


The Endangered Species Act (ESA) directs all Federal agencies to work to conserve endangered and threatened species and to use their authorities to further the purposes of the Act. Section 7 of the Act, called "Interagency Cooperation," is the mechanism by which Federal agencies ensure the actions they take, including those they fund or authorize, do not jeopardize the existence of any listed species.


Section 7 Consultation - A brief explanation of the consultation process


Section 7 Consultation Slideshow - a narrated slideshow that provides a brief overview of Section 7.


Section 7 Consultation Technical Assistance - Provides Section 7 consultation guidance for Federal agencies and their applicants (i.e., project proponents). This information is provided to allow project proponents to fulfill their Section 7(a)(2) obligations without having, if they choose, to contact our Field Offices.


Guidance for Preparing a Biological Assessment


Section 7 Consultation Handbook (look under Consultations Handbook)


Section 7 Consultation with Federal Highway Administration: Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat


Section 7 Information on the FWS National Site


Midwest Endangered Species Home


Last updated: June 10, 2014