NRCS Programmatic Informal Consultation for the Pacific Islands.pdf

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NRCS Programmatic Informal Consultation for the Pacific Islands.pdf

In accordance with Section 7 Section 7
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.

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of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, this letter documents the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s assessment of select conservation practices by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service applied in the main Hawaiian Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and Guam. This programmatic informal consultation for NRCS’ covered actions (Service file 2021-I-0257) is a stand-alone replacement to all previous versions.

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An ʻakikiki sits on a branch. It is bending over, giving an upside-down look.
Welcome to the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office! We are part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's ecological services program. Here we work closely with partners to conserve fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats throughout Pacific Islands. The areas we help to protect include the...
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