Streamlined Consultation Guidance and Direction

Photo: Chum salmon, swimming in school
Chum salmon
Oncorhymchus keta

This section contains Streamlined Consultation Procedures and related documents. It also includes information on the National MOA for Plan and Programmatic Consultation and designing projects under National Fire Plan.

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Northwest Interagency Guidance or Direction:

Streamlined Consultation Procedures (DOC)
BLM/FS/FWS/NOAA Fisheries - Memorandum: July 27, 1999.
The overall procedures for the streamlined consultation process.

Streamlined Consultation Procedures Supplement (DOC)
BLM/FS/FWS/NOAA Fisheries - Memorandum: April 7, 2000.

Improving the Effectiveness of Endangered Species Act (ESA) Implementation - (ICS Memo #1) (DOC)
BLM/FS/FWS/NOAA Fisheries - Memorandum: January 24, 2003.

Procedures for Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (excluding California) - (ICS Memo #2) (DOC)
BLM/FS/FWS/NOAA Fisheries - Memorandum: May 27, 2003. Interagency executive memo reissuing the 1999 procedures, reaffirming their streamlining and outlining efforts and direction to improve the interagency process.

Improving the Effectiveness of Endangered Species Act (ESA) Implementation - (ICS Memo #1) (DOC)
BLM/FS/FWS/NOAA Fisheries - Memorandum: January 24, 2003.
Att.2 - List of Common Execution Problems ESA Section 7 Consultation/Streamlining (DOC)
BLM/FS/FWS/NOAA Fisheries - Memorandum: July 26, 2002.

Interagency Options for Streamlining (PDF)
BLM/FS/FWS/NOAA Fisheries - Memorandum: June 04, 2004. Memo describes interagency options to increase consultation efficiency via shared staffing and workload.

Proposed Award and Recognition Process for Section 7 Streamlining Teams (PDF)
BLM/FS/FWS/NOAA Fisheries - Memorandum: July 09, 2004.

Endangered Species Act Section 7 Streamlining Workshops in Boise, Idaho and Portland, Oregon: Summary of Field Comments and Possible Actions Items (ICS Memo #3) (PDF)
BLM/FS/FWS/NOAA Fisheries - Memorandum: July 09, 2004. Memo summarizes outcomes of 2004 streamlining session in Boise and Portland and the follow-up action items.

Interagency National ESA Consultation Guidance or Direction:

Interagency MOA for Plan and Programmatic Consultation (DOC)
BLM/FS/FWS/NOAA Fisheries - Memorandum: August 30, 2000. National MOA to improve effectiveness and efficiency of plan and programmatic level consultations.

Interagency ESA Access Policy (PDF)
January 30, 2003. National interagency policy on application of ESA to proposals to access non-federal lands across lands of the BLM or FS.

ESA Section 7 Handbook (FWS and NOAA Fisheries) (PDF)