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Endangered Species Act


Federal actions are subject to the requirements of the Endangered Species Act. In Washington State many species are listed as threatened or endangered. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) regulates marine mammals and anadromous salmon such as Puget Sound Chinook salmon and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has jurisdiction over bull trout and terrestrial species such as Canada lynx. Projects using FHWA funding or requiring an approval action by FHWA require consultation with these agencies (as appropriate) under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act.

Contact for Project-Specific ESA Questions and Issues

Our Area Engineers should be your first point of contact for project-specific questions. If they are unavailable,
contact Ingrid Allen, their Team Leader.

Contact for Program or Statewide ESA Issues

Contact Sharon Love, P.E., Environmental Program Manager or Cindy Callahan, Environmental Specialist/Biologist.

Web-based Biological Assessment

FHWA Policy Guidance

Laws and Regulations

Links to Washington State DOT Environmental

Links to Resource Agencies

Page last modified on April 1, 2013.
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