About this Collection
SLOPES is an acronym for Standard Local Operating Procedures for Endangered
Species. is an acronym for Information Planning and Consultation for Endangered
Species. The development of SLOPES and the IPaC consultation tool are supported in the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Consultation Handbook (1998) which states "although no
counterpart regulations have been issued to date, field stations may consider entering into
optional procedures that provide better working relationships with other agencies at a local
level consistent with 50 CFR §402."