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Standard Local Operating Procedures for Endangered Species in Louisiana

SLOPES is an acronym for Standard Local Operating Procedures for Endangered

Species. IPaC IPaC
Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC) is a project planning tool that streamlines the USFWS environmental review process

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is an acronym for Information Planning and Consultation for Endangered

Species. The development of SLOPES and the IPaC consultation tool are supported in the

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Consultation Handbook (1998) which states "although no

counterpart regulations have been issued to date, field stations may consider entering into

optional procedures that provide better working relationships with other agencies at a local

level consistent with 50 CFR §402."