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Red-cockaded woodpecker. Photo by Martjan Lammertink, U.S. Forest Service.

Louisiana Endangered Species Act (ESA) project review and guidance for other federal trust resources

This application is designed to streamline the review of projects for potential effects to federally listed threatened and endangered species (T&E) and their critical habitat (CH)

You will be able to determine whether any threatened or endangered species or their critical habitats may exist within your project area and if your proposed action may affect (potential for negative impacts to federally listed species or critical habitat, if applicable) them. If your completed T&E review indicates a "no effect" (no positive or negative impacts to federally listed species or critical habitat, if applicable) to listed species, print this report for your files. Do not send it to the Louisiana Ecological Services Office. If however, your review indicates coordination with the Louisiana Ecological Services Office is recommended, you will be provided additional guidance.

This application will also provide you with Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Bald & Golden Eagle Protection Act guidance.

Please read and acknowledge that you understand the following information before screening your project:

Disclaimer:
This website is designed as a tool to help private and federal agents decide if their proposed action has the potential to adversely affect endangered and threatened species and critical habitat (if applicable). The website design incorporates the purpose of the ESA, which is to conserve endangered and threatened species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

Applicable to all people and under the jurisdiction of the United States: The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) and its implementing regulations (ESA) define "take" of endangered and threatened species as actions that harass, harm (may include significant habitat modification or degradation that could significantly impair essential behavioral patterns including breeding, feeding, or sheltering), pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct. In accordance with Section 9 of the ESA, it is unlawful for any person under the jurisdiction of the United States to "take" endangered and threatened species. Sections 6(g)2 (state agent only) and 10 of the ESA stipulate the provisions under which all individuals or agents may request the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) for exemption from the Section 9 prohibitions for (a) take that results from scientific study and species enhancement activities or (b) take that results incidental to, but is not the purpose of, an otherwise lawful action (termed "incidental take").

Applicable to all Federal agency actions and consultations only: In addition to the ESA Sections above, Section 7 of the ESA is written specifically for Federal agency actions and consultations. Section 7 specifies that all Federal agencies "shall" consult with the Service to carry out "programs for the conservation of endangered species and threatened species". Section 7 also stipulates that each federal agency "shall" consult with the Service for actions "authorized, funded, or carried out" by the Federal action agency that could adversely affect endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat.

Please select the Louisiana parishes affected by your project and then click "Continue".

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  • Click and drag to pan around the map.
  • Use the scroll wheel or plus/minus buttons to zoom.
  • Click the above checkbox for the appropriate Area of Interest if your project occurs within it.
  • If project is not inside an Area of Interest, click the appropriate checkbox above.
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Based on the information provided, further consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding Atlantic sturgeon is recommended.

NMFS Contact Information:

NOAA Fisheries
Southeast Regional Office
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Main Phone: 727-824-5301
Fax: 727-824-5320

We have determined that the proposed project would have no effect (no positive or negative impacts) on federally listed species or designated critical habitat in accordance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 (87 Stat. 884, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

This finding completes project review by the Service for effects to Federal trust resources under our jurisdiction and currently protected by the ESA.

For further guidance under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, please review the recommended guidelines attached to the pre-development coordination report.

To generate a pre-development coordination report for your project, click the button below. Please keep a copy of this report for your records. Do not send it to the Louisiana Ecological Services Office.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Louisiana Ecological Services Office at 337/291-3100 for further assistance.

Based on the information provided, this project requires further review. You may submit your project information and a request for review via e-mail address lafayette@fws.gov in order to complete ESA coordination with the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Please include the following information with your submission:

  • Full project description of work to be completed
  • Project contact name and number
  • Project location in latitude and longitude, including staging areas if appropriate
  • Approximate date for project to begin and end
  • A copy of the pre-development coordination report
  • Any other information that may be helpful for our review process

If you have additional information, please contact the Louisiana Ecological Services Office at 337/291-3100 for further assistance.

Based on the information provided, this project requires concurrence from the Service. You may submit your project information and a request for review via e-mail address lafayette@fws.gov in order to complete ESA coordination with the Fish and Wildlife Service. For questions call the Louisiana Ecological Services Office at 337/291-3100 for further assistance.

NOTICE: Due to restrictions on the collection of personally identifiable information (PII) on the web, none of the information in the first section of this form ("General Information") will be retained and/or stored.

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