facilitate the preparation of biological assessments in accordance with section
7(c) of the Endangered Species Act (Act), as amended, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service has generated web-based species lists of threatened, endangered,
proposed, and candidate species for the following National Forests. Pursuant to
50 CFR 402.12 (e), these species lists are updated approximately every 90 days.
We encourage the Forests to use these lists when planning projects and preparing
biological assessments. Use of these web-based species lists would fulfill the
requirements with section 7(c) of the Act. To ensure compliance with the Act,
we ask that the action agency reference the web-based list, including the date
it was obtained, in the biological assessment.