Biological Opinion Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain Lease Sale
Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7(a)(2) Programmatic Biological Opinion Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain Lease Sale, NMFS Consultation Number: AKRO-2019-00141
In this document, the action agency is Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which proposes to implement an oil and gas leasing program in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain over an 85 year period beginning within one year of the Record of Decision for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program Environmental Impact Statement. The consulting agency for this proposal is NMFS’s Alaska Region. This document represents NMFS’s programmatic biological opinion (opinion) on the effects of this proposed action on endangered and threatened species and designated critical habitat.