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Endangered Species Program

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species program is conserving and restoring threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems.

 

 

 

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Instructions on how to access and use the online Northern Long-Eared Bat 4(d) rule determination key

 

1) Go to IPaC - https://ecos.fws.gov/ipac/.

 

2) Register or login.  First time users should watch the short video, under What's new in IPaC

 

3) Click on Create New Project or select a saved project.

 

4) Find Location/Define Area

 

    a. For new projects, do one of the following

        i. Search or zoom in on the map to find the project location and define the action area with a
        sketch, polygon, or line;

 

        ii.select a state or county; or,

 

        iii. upload a shapefile (see the demo video, Using shapefile upload for IPaC Projects).

 

5) Confirm project area – when you have defined the project area, click on Continue.

 

6) A list of endangered, threatened, candidate, and proposed species and proposed and designated critical habitats that overlap with the action area will appear. 

 

7) Define the project.  Describe the location, size, scope, and timing of this project.

 

8) Click on Start Review.

 

9) An overview of the step-by-step consultation process appears.  Click on Continue.

 

10) You may choose to request an official species list or to skip this step.

 

11) Evaluate Determination Keys

 

    a. The NLEB 4(d) determination key will appear for you to evaluate.  You may also see one or more
       additional keys that you may evaluate for your project.

 

    b. To evaluate any of the keys presented, click on Evaluate.

 

    c. Click on Check if My Project Qualifies and step through the key.


 

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