Midwest Region Endangered Species Conserving the nature of America

 

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.

 

 

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Service in the Midwest

 

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you.

 

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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Endangered Species Act: Section 7(a)(2)

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.

 

Species Lists

Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC) - See if any listed species or critical habitat may be impacted by your project.

 


 

Guidances

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 Field Offices.

 

Guidance for Preparing a Biological Assessment

 

Section 7 Consultation Handbook (look under Consultations Handbook)

 

Section 7 Information on the FWS National Site

 


Biological Opinions (through March 2019)1

USFWS Midwest Region Biological Opinions

Biological Opinions for Indiana and Northern Long-eared Bats

 

Consultations

Transportation Projects

Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration

S7 Consultation on Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat

 

 

1Biological opinions completed after March 2019 are available via the relevant species profile. To access species profiles, use the “Search for a Listed species by name” tool here – https://ecos.fws.gov/ecp/.

 


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