Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Ecological Services

Species Conservation
Endangered Species Consultations with Federal Agencies

Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act directs all federal agencies to use their existing authorities to conserve threatened and endangered species and, in consultation with the Service, to ensure that their actions do not jeopardize listed species or destroy or adversely modify critical habitat. Section 7 applies to management of Federal lands as well as other federal actions that may affect listed species, such as the issuance of a federal permit or the federal funding of a project.

By contacting the Service early in the planning process, federal agencies such as the U.S Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Bureau of Reclamation can learn what actions will satisfy section 7 requirements, what actions can be taken to minimize adverse affects to listed species and therefore avoid delays or misunderstandings on their project.
Section 7 Consultation info
Last updated: April 16, 2014