Endangered Species Act: Section 7(a)(2)
Section 7 Consultation
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.
Section 7 Consultation - A brief explanation of
the consultation process
Section 7 Consultation Slideshow - a narrated slideshow that provides a brief overview of Section 7.
Section 7 Consultation Technical Assistance - Provides Section 7 consultation guidance for Federal agencies
and their applicants (i.e., project proponents). This information
is provided to allow project proponents to fulfill their Section
7(a)(2) obligations without having, if they choose, to contact our
Guidance for Preparing a Biological Assessment
Section 7 Consultation Handbook (look under Consultations Handbook)
Section 7 Information on the FWS National Site
Biological Opinions for Indiana Bats
Biological Opinions for Northern Long-eared Bats
USFWS Midwest Region Biological Opinions
Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration
S7 Consultation on Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat
Midwest Endangered Species Home