ESA Consultation

ABR has long-term experience with the Endangered Species Act and specific expertise with many of the animals and plants listed as threatened and endangered species in Alaska, and birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, and fish listed in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. ABR’s team of species experts has been involved in many formal and informal Section 7 and Section 10 consultations for major and minor projects from polar bears and threatened eiders in areas of large arctic oil developments to Newell’s Shearwaters and Hawaiian Petrels at wind energy facilities and communication towers in Hawaii. ABR has guided clients through the Section 7 process, performed as the non-federal representative for applicants, initiated informal consultations, written biological assessments for formal consultations, commented on biological opinions, and provided technical support on listed species for Habitat Conservation Plans.

Some of the species we have conducted formal or informal Section 7 and/or Section 10 consultations on include:

  • Polar bear and polar bear critical habitat (currently not designated)
  • Steller’s eider
  • Spectacled eider
  • Hawaiian Petrel
  • Newell’s Shearwater
  • Marbled Murrelet
  • Southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of northern sea otter
  • Western Distinct Population Segment of Steller’s sea lion
  • Yellow-billed loon (formerly a candidate species)
  • Pacific walrus (candidate species)
ABR's triple bottom line: "Environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability"