OR&R Lecture: Section 7 Consultations of the Endangered Species Act
AUGUST 2, 2021 ─ OR&R is pleased to have Mr. Felix Lopez an ecologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Caribbean Field Office. Felix is here to talk about the Section 7 Consultations of the Endangered Species Act. This section is to ensure Federal Agencies do not harm or jeopardize any endangered species when they perform or fund cleanup/response efforts in the wake of spills or natural disasters.
As you know endangered species do not stay in the same states all year round and also storms and accidents always happen at the most inconvenient times and Federal agencies can use this act to help ensure when they respond to an event they will not do more harm to the environment during the response by knowing what is in the area. There is a lot to think about in a response and these consultations help create the best plan of attack to protect the environment.
Join us on Thursday, August 19, at 3:00 p.m. ET to hear the importance of the Section 7 Consultations!
For further information, contact Hayley.Betker@noaa.gov.