Marine Mammal ESA Section 7 Consultation Tools

Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires interagency consultation on activities that may affect any listed species. We conduct Section 7 consultations for ESA-listed species, including marine mammals that occur in Washington, Oregon, and California.

We're providing information and resources for the topics below to guide you in developing biological assessments for actions that may affect marine mammals. 

  1. Intersection of Marine Mammal Protection Act & Endangered Species Act
  2. Effects of Sound on Marine Mammals
  3. Acoustic Thresholds
  4. Defining Areas of Potential Sound Effects
  5. Evaluating Potential for Occurrence
  6. Conservation Measures
  7. Monitoring Plan Guidance