Virginia Ecological Services
Northeast Region

Project Reviews in Virginia

Step 7 - Determinations

The conclusion column in your species conclusion table should be filled in for all species/resources.  Use Tables 1 and 2 below to assist you in completing the determination column in your species conclusions table.  These tables show all the possible conclusions for each species/resource, and the resulting ESA Section 7 (Table 1) and Eagle Act (Table 2) determination based on your conclusions.  In addition we have provided two examples of completed species conclusions tables below. Continue to Step 8.

Determination table

EXAMPLES: Species Conclusions Tables

Continue to Step 8.

Project Reviews
Step 1 - Action Area

Step 2 - Official Species List
Step 3 - State Coordination
Step 4 - Suitable Habitat
Step 5 - Critical Habitat
Step 6a - Eagle Nests
Step 6b - Eagle Concentration Areas
Step 7 - Determinations

Step 8 - Project Review Package

Endangered Species

- Species in Virginia
- Species by County/City
- Species Fact Sheets

Critical Habitat
- What is it ?
- Critical Habitat Mapper

Permits & HCPs
- Endangered Species Permits
- Warren Co. Power Station Low Effect HCP

General Info
- Plants and the ESA
- Bald Eagle Information
- Mussel Guidelines
- Northern Long-eared Bat Interim Conference and Planning Guidance (PDF - 1.2MB)

Communication Towers
- Service Guidance on the Siting, Construction, Operation and Decommissioning of Communication Towers

Surveys/Habitat Assessments
- Approved Surveyors (for federally listed species & karst geology in Virginia)
- How to be a Surveyor
- Optimal Survey Times: PLANTS
- How long is an ANIMAL survey valid?
- How long is a PLANT survey valid?
- 2014 Indiana Bat Summer Survey Guidance

Last updated: January 27, 2014
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