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Issued and Pending Incidental Take Authorizations
Applying for an Incidental Take Authorization
The Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act and the Administrative Code for the Incidental Taking of Endangered and Threatened Species allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to authorize the "taking" of endangered and threatened species, if that taking is incidental to, and not the purpose of, the carrying out of an otherwise lawful activity. Proposed projects that are expected to result in the take of listed species as determined by IDNR Impact Assessment staff or otherwise may apply for an Incidental Take Authorization by submitting a Conservation Plan. More detail about the Incidental Take Authorization process may be found in The Applicant's Guide to Incidental Take Authorizations. The Conservation Plan Template is the preferred format.
Important components of the Conservation Plan: