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Request a Species List


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides species lists for actions authorized, funded or carried out by federal agencies. The species list fulfills the requirement, under section 7(c) of the Endangered Species Act, to provide a list of threatened and endangered species upon request for federal actions and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance. 

  • Instructions

    1. Go to the IPaC web page.

    2. Click on Get Started to get a new species list.

    3. Here you will Enter Project Location. This is where you define your action area. (The action area refers to the area directly or indirectly affected by the proposed action; this area will usually be larger than the project footprint.)

    4. You may search for a location, upload a GIS shape file, or select a state or county to define your action area. If you prefer to draw your action area, skip to Step 2 (Define area) and use the draw tools to define the area.

    5. Next you will verify that your action area is correct and select Continue.

    6. Now you can select to see the Resources List of all resources in the area or scroll down and, under Tasks, select Request Official Species List. (The official species list is necessary to include in ESA section 7 consultations.)

    7. On the Official Species List Request page you will need to enter project information before submitting your request. Once the official species list is requested, it will be sent to you via email.

    Washington Species Information

    For a list of Washington state species under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
    Click here.

    For information on Washington state species under the jurisdiction of National Marine Fisheries Service,
    Click here.

    More Information

    For site-specific and species/ecosystem-specific information on priority species and ecosystems in Washington:

    Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Priority Habitats and Species Program

    Washington Department of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program

    For information on endangered species nationwide:

    USFWS Endangered Species Home Page

    For guidance on preparation of a Biological Assessment for consultation under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act,
    Click here.

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