Overview of Endangered Species Act

This 1-day course is designed to teach attendees about the requirements and procedures for complying with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, by reviewing the history of the law, the Section 7 consultation process, and section 10 permit process. The course will look at the rationale behind the passage of the ESA, including the importance of species diversity, and the history of lost species habitat. Attendees will learn which agencies are responsible for enforcing the ESA, stakeholder coordination, and regulatory consequences.  View Course Fliers for additional Information. 


Summarily, the student will:

  • Understand the ESA and its requirements and regulations. 
  • Understand regulatory implications of violating the ESA.
  • Learn how to consult under section 7 of ESA, informally and formally.
  • Understand the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) roles in administering the ESA.
  • Know how the ESA affects tribes and the Tribal Consultation requirements.