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Section 7 Consultation Technical Assistance
Species Specific Section 7 Guidance and Conservation Measures
We are developing conservation measures and species-specific guidance for section 7 related decisions. As we develop the products, they will be posted.
The information provided falls into 3 general categories: (1) conservation measures for avoiding or minimizing adverse effects, (2) guidance for determining “may be present,” and (3) proactive management suggestions.
Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis)
Biological Opinions - final Biological Opinions for federal actions that may affect Indiana bats
Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis)
Biological Opinions - final Biological Opinions for federal actions that may affect northern long-eared bats
Dakota Skipper Section 7 Guidance 18-page PDF : updated May 2016
Dakota Skipper Conservation Guidelines 10-page PDF ; updated May 2016
Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)
The Wisconsin DNR Karner blue web page has High Potential Range Maps in Wisconsin. Scroll to the middle of the page for links to the maps.
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis)
Eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea)
Determining whether eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) may be present in a proposed project area in the following northeastern Illinois counties: Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, and Will