Washington Fish and Wildlife Office
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Request a Species List

Purpose: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides species lists for actions authorized, funded or carried out by federal agencies. The species list fulfills the requirement, under section 7(c) of the Endangered Species Act, to provide a list of threatened and endangered species upon request for federal actions and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance.

The method for obtaining a species list has changed. You will now be able to get a species list through our new system called IPaC.

What is IPaC?

IPaC stands for: Information, Planning, and Conservation. It is a new conservation planning tool for streamlining the environmental review process. The system provides you - our partners - with the ability to explore the landscape and helps you to site your projects in a way that minimizes conflicts with natural resources.

With IPaC's landscape explorer tool, you can view designated critical habitat, wetlands, GAP land cover, and other nature resource map layers.

Learn more on the FAQ web page.


  • Go to the IPaC web page.

  • Click on the “Initial Project Scoping” tab.
  • Map your project’s specific action area or select a State/County list.  
  • Select your project type
  • Save or Print the Preliminary Species list or Request an Official Species list

(View detailed instructions for navigating IPaC)

Washington Species Information

  • For a list of species under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington, click here

  • For information on species under the jurisdiction of National Marine Fisheries Service, click here.

  • For guidance on preparation of a Biological Assessment for consultation under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, click here.

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Last updated: June 25, 2015
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