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Endangered Species Act: Section 7(a)(2)

Section 7 Consultation


The Endangered Species Act (ESA) directs all Federal agencies to work to conserve endangered and threatened species and to use their authorities to further the purposes of the Act. Section 7 of the Act, called "Interagency Cooperation," is the mechanism by which Federal agencies ensure the actions they take, including those they fund or authorize, do not jeopardize the existence of any listed species.



Section 7 Consultation - A brief explanation of the consultation process


Section 7 Consultation Slideshow - a narrated slideshow that provides a brief overview of Section 7.


Section 7 Consultation Technical Assistance - Provides Section 7 consultation guidance for Federal agencies and their applicants (i.e., project proponents). This information is provided to allow project proponents to fulfill their Section 7(a)(2) obligations without having, if they choose, to contact our Field Offices.


Guidance for Preparing a Biological Assessment


Section 7 Consultation Handbook (look under Consultations Handbook)


Section 7 Information on the FWS National Site


Consultations and Biological Opinions


Transportation Projects

Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration

S7 Consultation on Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat


Biological Opinions

Biological Opinions for Indiana Bats

Biological Opinions for Northern Long-eared Bats

USFWS Midwest Region Biological Opinions


Midwest Endangered Species Home


Last updated: May 16, 2016