P e r m i t s
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Permits for Native Endangered & Threatened Species

The Endangered Species Act, with some exceptions, prohibits activities affecting threatened and endangered species unless authorized by a permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations—Fisheries (NOAA).

Your proposed activity may also require a state permit. You should contact your state agencies (AGFC, ANHC, ACOE, and state and federal landowners such as parks) for additional information. Getting a Service permit is contingent upon obtaining any required state permit.

Service Permits
Permits for native endangered or threatened species, issued by the Endangered Species program, are of three basic types:

The Service’s Endangered Species program issues permits for Arkansas through its Southeast Regional office for native endangered and threatened species, except for import or export permits, which are issued by the Division of Management Authority located at our Headquarters Office in Arlington, Virginia.

Endangered species permits authorize actions that can potentially impact a species’ recovery. Before issuing a permit, we invite public comment on it. Federal Register announcements soliciting public comment on permit applications can be found in the Service's centralized library of Federal Register notices in the “Notices” section of each year. Comments can now be submitted online at the regulations.gov web site.

For more information on Service permits, please go to the Fish and Wildlife Service Permit Page.

For more information and points of contact, see our fact sheet entitled "Permits for Native Species Under the Endangered Species Act" (PDF).

Arkansas Field Office
110 S. Amity Road
Suite 300
Conway, AR 72032

501/513 4470 (v)
501/513 4480 (f)

Last Updated: October 16, 2018

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