Project Review Step 2 - Official Species List
Use the Service's Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC) system (http://ecos.fws.gov/ipac) to determine if any federally-listed, proposed, or candidate species may be present in the action area.
Please don't use the "county" option but instead draw or upload your project location. This will allow you to get more accurate information related to potential presence of species your action area.
After completing the steps in IPaC, exit that website and continue below.
What if no species are listed under the “Endangered Species” part of IPaC Trust Resource Report?
No further coordination under the ESA is required. You can print the Resource Report for your files.
Until the proposed project is implemented, check IPaC every 90 days to ensure that species information is current. If any changes to the Official Species List occur, you must complete this process for any newly identified species.
Continue to Step 5.
What if species are identified under the “Endangered Species” part of IPaC Trust Resource Report?
Add all of the species to the species conclusions table (MS Word Format). Continue to Step 3.
NOTE: Proposed species are any species of fish, wildlife, or plants that is proposed in the Federal Register to be listed under section 4 of the ESA.
Candidate species are species of fish, wildlife, or plants for which the Service has sufficient information to propose them as endangered or threatened under the ESA, but for which development of a proposed listing regulation is precluded by other higher priority listing activities. The Service encourages consideration of these species in the environmental review process by avoiding adverse impacts to these species. Until they are proposed for listing, candidate species are not legally protected pursuant to the ESA, therefore, any actions undertaken to avoid impacts or provide protection for these species are optional.
FWS Endangered Species Home Page • FWS Endangered Species Northeast Region