Endangered Species Regulation and Protection


Review current federal laws, regulations, policies and practices concerning threatened and endangered wildlife and plants. Gain practical advice for resolving endangered species conflicts with proposed projects. Examine key aspects of the federal Endangered Species Act and agency policies and guidelines on:

  • Section 4(d) rules
  • Section 7 consultation and biological assessments
  • Section 10(a) incidental take permits
  • Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs)
  • Safe Harbor policies
  • No Surprise policies

Also examine the most recent case law and policies regarding California's implementation of the Endangered Species Act, including:

  • Section 2081 incidental take permits
  • The California Native Plant Protection Act
  • Endangered species provisions of CEQA
  • The Natural Community Conservation Planning Act
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Association Credits

American Planning Assoc (AICP)
6.00 AICP hours
State Bar of California (MCLE)
6.00 MCLE hours

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of 6 hours of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded lectures as well as at least one mandatory live Zoom session with the instructor(s). Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. This course is the same length as a standard 1 day, in-person course, please be sure to plan your schedule accordingly. 

This course is open February 7 – February 9, 2024, with a live session on February 9, 2024 2:00-4:00 PM PST.

Attendance of the live session is mandatory to receive for this course.

We allow registration through the 12:00 PM PST (noon) on the first day of the course. We cannot extend course access beyond 11:59 PM on 2/9, so students pursuing a late enrollment acknowledge that they will have less time to complete the materials. Please contact the course representative with any questions.

Refund Deadline: January 31, 2024.  Refunds and/or enrollment transfers will not be approved after this date. 

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Refund Deadline: January 31, 2024.  Refunds and/or enrollment transfers will not be approved after this date.