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Contact information
For information on this BITP/A, contact:
Melissa Tumbleson
ER Review specialist
608-267-0862

No/low impact activities Broad Incidental Take Permit/Authorization

The Broad Incidental Take Permit/Authorization (BITP/A) allows for the incidental taking (mortality) of state threatened and endangered animals and plants that may occur during specific no/low impact project activities. The department recognizes that some projects will have no or very low impact to endangered resources and therefore approved this permit (used by non-state agencies and individuals) and authorization (used by state agencies).

Watch this instructional video that further explains the process.

Review Table 1 [PDF] of the BITP/A to see if your
project is covered.

Activities covered by the BITP/A

Certain activities are covered and include all state endangered and threatened species for these categories.

  • General
  • Utility
  • Transportation
  • NRCS Standard Practices

Is your project covered?

Search Table 1 [PDF] of the BITP/A for your activity.

  • Yes — and your project requires other DNR permits.
    1. Submit the ER Review Verification Form [PDF] with your DNR permit application.
    2. Submit the reporting form [PDF] at the end of the calendar year.
  • Yes — and no other DNR permits required.
    1. Fill out the reporting form [PDF] and submit it at the end of the calendar year.
  • No
    1. Get a Preliminary Assessment using the NHI Public Portal to see if you need a review.
    2. Depending on the results of your Preliminary Assessment, you may or may not need a review. Learn how to get an ER Review.

Note: Certified reviewers please refer to the Certified ER Reviewer Toolkit for additional documents related to this broad ITP/A. For certified reviewers, the BITP/A annual report can be included as an attachment to the ER Certification Program’s annual reporting form. This reporting requirement will be added to the conditions of the Natural Heritage Inventory data sharing license.

Last revised: Friday November 14 2014