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Section 7 Consultation Technical Assistance

Species Specific Section 7 Guidance and Conservation Measures


We are in the process of 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)

Section 7 Consultation with Federal Highway Administration


Indiana Bat Section 7 and Section 10 Wind Energy Guidance


Biological Opinions - final Biological Opinions for federal actions that may affect Indiana bats


Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis)

Section 7 Consultation for Federal Projects that fit under the 4(d) Rule


Section 7 Consultation with Federal Highway Administration and Federal Railroad Administration


Biological Opinions - final Biological Opinions for federal actions that may affect northern long-eared bats



Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka)

Guidelines for Construction Projects that May Affect Topeka Shiner Habitat in Minnesota


Topeka Shiner Range and Designated Critical Habitat in Iowa (PDF)



Dakota Skipper (Hesperia dacotae)


Dakota Skipper Section 7 Guidance 18-page PDFAdobe PDF Icon: updated May 2016


Dakota Skipper Conservation Guidelines 10-page PDFAdobe PDF Icon; 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.


Karner Blue Butterfly Threats Summary Table (PDF)



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


Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans)

Determining Whether Minnesota Dwarf Trout Lily may be present in a project area in Minnesota


Running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum)

Management Recommendations for Running Buffalo Clover in Ohio


Western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara)

Determining Whether Western Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera praeclara) May be Present in a Project Area in Minnesota


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Last updated: May 19, 2016