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Section 7 Consultation Technical Assistance
S7 Process Flow Chart
This web site provides an overview of our recommended approach to Section 7 consultation. We detail each step in the following slides.
See the glossary for definitions of some terms, like action area.
IPaC refers to the Service’s Information for Planning and Consultation website.
In the first step, below, we refer to the list obtained in IPaC as preliminary because you should review it as described in Step 2 to determine what species or critical habitat are likely to be present in the action area.
NOTE: If at anytime additional information is needed or you want personal assistance, you may contact us. Using this site in no way precludes project proponents from receiving personal assistance from our Ecological Services (ES) Field Offices.