A formal signed agreement between a Federal agency, bureau, or service and/or the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) or other parties that implements specific actions, activities, or programs designed to eliminate or reduce threats or otherwise improve the status of a species.  These agreements can be developed at the State, regional, or national level.  They generally include multiple agencies at both the State and Federal level, as well as tribes.
a formal agreement with a cooperating or regulatory agency that identifies how a conservation strategy will be implemented
a formal agreement with cooperating or regulatory agencies that identifies how a conservation strategy would be implemented
an effective, proactive way to address conservation of species that have not yet been listed under the Endangered Species Act but that face identifiable risks