CSP3116 - Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species

Course CodeCSP3116
Course TitleInteragency Consultation for Endangered Species

NCTC Standard Tuition fee information is available at the NCTC website.

Note: Tuition is not applicable to FWS, BLM and NPS employees.

Participants acquire basic information on conducting interagency consultation under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. Key information needs and procedures are addressed, with a focus on the information needs related to biological assessments and biological opinions. Lecture and discussion emphasize interagency exchange of information and solutions to support species conservation


  • Discuss the components of interagency consultation and describe related requirements and procedures; Describe the necessary information included in a biological assessment or biological opinion;
  • Describe and apply the 'may affect/no effect,' 'jeopardy/no jeopardy' and 'adverse modification' determination processes;
  • Describe the Section 7(a)(1) conservation obligation and give examples of national consultations; and Explain the importance of Section 7 consultation in implementing the conservation mandates of the Endangered Species Act.

Target Audience:
Primary FWS and NOAA Fisheries biologists responsible for conducting project review of potential impacts to listed, proposed, or candidate species. Action agency biologist and consultants are welcome to attend.

Delivery MethodInstructor Led
Non-FWS Fee$796.00
Instructional Hours32
Course Content ContactRichard Bulavinetz: richard_bulavinetz@fws.gov; (304) 876-7340; Richard_Bulavinetz@fws.gov
Curriculum CategoryPolicy and Planning
Course FrequencyMultiple per year
Registration LinkLMS
Extracted from DOI LEARN on3/23/2015 4:00:32 AM

Schedule:  CSP3116 - Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species