Oklahoma Ecological Services Field Office
Southwest Region


  • Looking for a species list?
  • Seeking USFWS/Service’s environmental review of a project?
  • Conducting scoping for a project?
  • Initiating consultation for endangered species impacts from a project?
  • Looking for guidance on endangered species, migratory birds, eagles, or NEPA for your project?
Then you have come to the right place!

This website provides an on-line Project Review Process for use by landowners, applicants, consultants, agency personnel, and any other individual or entity requiring U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) review or approval of their project within Oklahoma. Complete this on-line process before contacting our office.

This on-line Project Review Process provides step-by-step instructions:
  1. Allowing you to identify federally listed threatened and endangered species, federal candidate species, federally proposed species, federally designated critical habitat, and other federal trust resources that may be present in your project area.
  2. Allowing you to determine if your project will adversely affect any of the above listed resources.
  3. Informing you if additional consultation with the Service is necessary.
At the end of this Project Review Process you will:
  1. Have a complete Project Review Package, which is required for our review.
  2. Be able to determine if additional consultation with the Service is necessary OR be able to certify that you have completed required coordination with the Service under the Endangered Species Act1 (ESA).
Recent Updates
8/19/2015 Please note that response times described in Steps 7a and 7b have changed from 60 days (65 for hardcopy submissions) to 45 days (50 for hardcopy submissions).

The Online Concurrence Letter (from Step 7a) and the Online Project Review Request Form (Step 7b) have been updated. Please use these new documents with your project submission.

3/25/2015 The range of the American burying beetle in Oklahoma has been updated, as a result of positive survey findings along the western edge of the ABB's range in 2014. This change results in a range expansion by 3% in Oklahoma, or an additional 576,738 acres.
Project Review Website Known Issues
6/24/14 Our email return receipt for okprojectreview@fws.gov can provide only one response per email address every four hours. If you submit multiple requests within a four hour window, you may use the return receipt email from your initial project request as proof of additional project submittals.

1Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544, 87 Stat. 884), as amended.

Project Reviews

Endangered Species
•Species in Oklahoma (PDF)
•What species occur in my project area?
• Species of Concern (PDF)
• Species Fact Sheets

Critical Habitat
• What is it? (PDF)
• Critical Habitat Mapper

General Info:
• Plants and the ESA (PDF)
• Eagles and Migratory Birds

• Wind Energy

Communication Towers
• Service Guidance on the Siting, Construction, Operation and Decommissioning of Communication Towers

• Approved Surveyors
• How to be a Surveyor (PDF)
How long is an animal
..survey valid?
• How long is a plant
..survey valid?

Additional Documents
• BEST Management Practices, Species Watershed Maps, Endangered Species Act, Regulations, etc.

Last updated: January 28, 2019
All images by FWS unless otherwise noted.