Recognizing the difficulty in overseeing a large and rapidly evolving transportation program, the New York Division of the Federal Highway Administration created a procedure for complying with Endangered Species Act Section 7 requirements that is predictable and based on the most up-to-date science possible. The procedure consists of species-specific keys that lead a biologist through habitat requirements, determinations of project effects for each species that could have habitat present, and finally methods of conserving species and/or habitat. The keys end with instructions for documentation and submission requirements. The keys help biologists explain to project designers the potential impacts certain activities could have on listed species. Breaking the process into species-specific keys allows FHWA to easily update each species as science and data on the species evolve. Species-specific keys include: Indiana and northern long-eared bats, mussels, Karner blue butterfly, sturgeon, and bog turtle.