Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region


  • What is IPaC (Information, Planning, and Conservation System)?
  • The IPaC system provides information regarding federally designated and proposed candidate, threatened, and endangered species, final critical habitats, and Service refuges that may occur in the identified areas, or may be affected by the proposed activities.
  • To use the IPaC system, please click this link.

Consultations with Federal Agencies

Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act directs all Federal agencies to use their existing authorities to conserve threatened and endangered species and, in consultation with the Service, to ensure that their actions do not jeopardize listed species or destroy or adversely modify critical habitat. Section 7 applies to management of Federal lands as well as other Federal actions that may affect listed species, such as Federal approval of private activities through the issuance of Federal permits, licenses, or other actions.

Use of the ESA Section 7 Counterpart Regulations for Projects that Support the National Fire Plan (Healthy forest counterpart reg report)

Wildfire, the Endangered Species Act, and Human Safety

Emergency Consultations for National Defense

Memorandum of Agreement with the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Marine Fisheries Service to achieve the goals of the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act

Department of Transportation Programmatic Consultation Guidance developed to help streamline Endangered Species Act compliance on TEA-21 transportation projects

The President's Healthy Forest Initiative Guidance

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working together to conserve the Missouri River.

Endangered Species Act Consultation Handbook
Procedures for Conducting Section 7 Consultations and Conferences

Consultations with Federal Agencies Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act [PDF]

Frequently Asked Questions on the Section 7 consultation process.

Last updated: May 14, 2013