CSP3116 - Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species

Course CodeCSP3116
Course TitleInteragency Consultation for Endangered Species
DescriptionNote: 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
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Extracted from DOI LEARN on4/28/2017 3:30:22 AM

Schedule:  CSP3116 - Interagency Consultation for Endangered Species

StartEndSession InformationLocationSession Contact
10/23/2017 10/27/2017 Class Hours Monday 1:00-5:00pm Tuesday-Thursday 8:00-5:00pm Friday 8:00-12:00pm
Last day class ends 8:00-12:00
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) Brenda Hooper, brenda_hooper@fws.gov
(304) 876-7449