Consultation with the Arkansas Field Office
In order to improve efficiency in project reviews, the Arkansas Ecological Services Field Office now uses to provide species lists and conduct informal consultations. Instruction for completing a Section 7 consultation or obtaining a species list using IPaC are available at this link.
If you experience problems with IPaC or have questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, 501-428-1759.
Endangered Species Act Sec.7 Overview
Arkansas Wildlife and Habitat Risk Map for Land-based Wind Energy (PDF)
Land-based Wind Energy Guidelines (PDF)
Migratory Birds -birds/management/project-assessment-tools-and-guidance/guidance-documents/wind-energy.php
Range-wide Indiana Bat Survey Guidelines
Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat Section 7 Consultation and Conservation Strategy - The Federal Highways Administration and the Service, with the Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration, completed a range-wide consultation and conservation strategy for Indiana bats and northern long-eared bats in June of 2016. The programmatic biological opinion that resulted will help expedite the consultation process related to transportation projects and provide a consistent approach to conservation for bats.
Working Around Eagles
Eastern Black Rail Call-Response Survey Protocol
Recommended Best Practices for Communication Tower Design, Siting, Construction, Operation, Maintenance, and Decommissioning