A national Native American non-profit organization, the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society, serves as a communication medium for self-determined Native American fish and wildlife managers.

We serve as a communication network between tribal, federal, and state fish and wildlife management entities.

TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P., (Keystone) applied for an incidental take permit for American burying beetle, a listed entity under the Endangered Species Act, as part of the Keystone XL pipeline project. As required under the Endangered Species Act, Keystone prepared a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) to mitigate and minimize impacts to the American burying beetle.

This action is not part of the approval process for the Keystone XL Pipeline Project in its entirety. The scope is limited to issuance of an Incidental Take Permit for the American burying beetle on a section of the project. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an incidental take permit to Keystone on January 8, 2021. Final documents are provided below.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Act consultation for the other Federal actions associated with Keystone XL Pipeline was completed in 2019 and is available at https://ecos.fws.gov/tails/pub/document/18049241. Click or tap if you trust this link." https://ecos.fws.gov/tails/pub/document/18049241.