East Lansing Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region

East Lansing Field Office
2651 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-351-2555
Fax: 517-351-1443
TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)

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Kirtland's warbler. Photo by USFWS; Joel Trick

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90-Day Substantial Petition Findings on 5 Midwestern

Reptiles and Amphibians: Range of 2 Include Michigan


Blanding's turtle

Blanding's turtles live in swamps, marshes, ponds and slow-moving rivers. Their range extends into Michigan. In
response to a petition to list under the Endangered Species Act, the Service will conduct a detailed status review
of this turtle and the spotted turtle, which also occurs in Michigan.

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June 8, 2015

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will assess the status of five reptile and amphibian species found in the Midwest to determine whether protection under the Endangered Species Act is warranted. The Service is seeking input as it conducts in-depth studies of the spotted turtle, alligator snapping turtle, Blanding’s turtle, Illinois chorus frog and green salamander.

The Service is initiating status reviews for a total of 20 species of amphibians and reptiles and one plant nationwide in response to petitions from the Center for Biological Diversity.

 

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