Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region

 

Twin Cities Field Office

4101 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 612-725-3548
Fax: 612-725-3609
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Archives: 2010 News and Accomplishments

 

 

 

 

Nov. 9, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Releases Annual List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act - - Sprague's pipit added to Minnesota's list of candidate species.
Sprague's pipit by Paul Conover

 

 

Logperch approaches a snuffbox mussel.  Photo by Dr. Chris Barnhart; Ohio State University

Photo by Dr. Chris Barnhart; Missouri State University

November 2, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Freshwater Mussels

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed Endangered Species Act protection for the rayed bean and the snuffbox, two freshwater mussels found in river systems in the eastern United States. 

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Information About the Snuffbox Mussel

 

Oct. 21, 2010: Twin Cities Field Office, Minnesota DNR and DOT Develop Eagle and Osprey Protection Plan for Highway Projects

In response to numerous highway projects which have the potential to affect bald eagles, Mags Rheude from the TCFO has initiated collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to develop an Avian Protection Plan (APP). 

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Oct. 21, 2010: Twin Cities Field Office Uses Inter-agency Collaboration, Mulitmedia Outreach on Transmission Line Project

The Twin Cities Field Office in Bloomington, Minnesota has become involved in commenting on a transmission line that will cross the Minnesota River, in south-central Minnesota.  Of issue at this proposed crossing is large concentration of wintering bald eagles. 

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         Bald eagle.  Photo by USFWS

 

Oct. 20, 2010: Nelson Mine Expansion Project Under Review by Twin Cities ES Field Office

 

Oct. 21, 2010: Twin Cities Field Office, Minnesota DNR and DOT Develop Eagle and Osprey Protection Plan for Highway Projects

In response to numerous highway projects which have the potential to affect bald eagles, Mags Rheude from the TCFO has initiated collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to develop an Avian Protection Plan (APP). 

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Oct. 19, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Request for Proposals for Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act

 

Shoreline protection project in progress.  Photo by USFWS

 

October 18, 2010: Twin Cities Field Office and the Migratory Birds Program Work Together to Fill Gaps in Bald and Golden Eagle Data

In response to state agencies reducing eagle surveys and nest databases, as well as the need to identify eagle wintering areas,  Migratory Birds and three field offices (Twin Cities, East Lansing, and Rock Island) have teamed up to fill in the gaps of this much needed information. 

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Oct. 12, 2010: Tenth Group of Endangered Whooping Cranes Depart on Ultralight-guided Flight to Florida

Eleven young whooping cranes yesterday began their ultralight-led migration from central Wisconsin’s Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).  This is the tenth group of birds to take part in a landmark project led by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP), an international coalition of public and private groups that is reintroducing this highly imperiled species in eastern North America, part of its historic range.  There are now approximately 96 whooping cranes in the wild in eastern North America thanks to WCEP’s efforts.

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Ultralight aircraft in flight with six whooping cranes.  Photo by Mark Chenoweth

Photo by Mark Chenoweth

Oct. 1, 2010: Winged Mapleleaf Propagation
Three winged mapleleaf mussels picked up during a survey.  Photo by USFWS

 

 

September 30, 2010: Topeka Shiner Consultations for Grazing Operation in Minnesota
     Topeka shiner by Garold W. Sneegas

 

Sept 14, 2010: Change in taxonomic names of three Midwest Listed Plants - - includes Leedy's roseroot, a Minnesota species
   Federal Register Final Rule

 

 

Sept. 14, 2010: Initial Finding on Petitions to Delist the Gray Wolf in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan

News Release

Information about wolves in the Western Great Lakes states

Information about the petition process

 

Wolf photo by Corel Corp.

 

Sept. 8, 2010: Sustain Our Great Lakes: unique public-private partnership contributes to healthier Great Lakes

 

Sept. 1, 2010: Wild Whooping Crane Fledges in Wisconsin

The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP) is celebrating another success in its efforts to reintroduce a wild migratory whooping crane population in eastern North America. Two wild-hatched whooping crane chicks have recently fledged, or become capable of flight.  This is only the second time in over a century that naturally produced whooping cranes have fledged in the wild in the Midwest.   Read more >>

 

Adult and juvenile whooping crane. Photo by USFWS: Richard Urbanek


 

August 24, 2010:Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchid May Warrant Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

 

June 13, 2010: Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Assists with Gulf Oil Spill

 

June 3, 2010: Final Post-Delisting Monitoring Plan for the Bald Eagle

 

May 19, 2010: Celebrate Endangered Species Day with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Minnesota Zoo

 

May 19, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Celebrates Endangered Species Day

News Release
Feature Stories and Information about Threatened and Endangered Species in the Midwest
Endangered Species Day logo

 

April 1, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $1 Million to States For Wolf Livestock Compensation Project Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin will receive grants

 

Feb. 18, 2010: Endangered Species Day is May 21, 2010.

Endangered Species Day artwork.  Photo provided by the Endangered Species CoalitionEach spring, Endangered Species day provides opportunities to celebrate our heritage of fish, wildlife, and plants and the ecosystems on which they depend. For the fifth year, the Fish and Wildlife Service will observe Endangered Species Day by recognizing the importance of endangered and threatened species and focusing attention on what we can do to save them.

Last year's activities may provide inspiration for this year. They included patrolling sea turtle nesting sites, hiking scout trails to observe bats at night, paddling rivers to look for Appalachian elktoe mussels, planting native trees at refuges, releasing Puerto Rican toad tadpoles, participating in games such as the "Louisiana black bear maze," removing invasive plants, touring parks, enjoying presentations at zoos and libraries, and taking part in a national art contest sponsored by the Endangered Species Coalition.


Art Contest for Students
Endangered Species Day Activities

 

February 09, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Wind Farm Owners Work Together

photo of row of wind turbinesThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the owners of the Fowler Ridge I Wind Farm in Benton County, Ind. have announced they are working together to develop a plan to reduce the potential impacts of wind power generation on bats.  The effort follows the discovery of a dead Indiana bat at the wind facility.

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January 12, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Investigating Wolf Killings in Three States

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, is investigating 16 incidents of wolves being killed illegally in November and December of 2009 in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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January 4, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Request for Proposals for Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Projects

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced a request for project proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish habitat under the Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership (Partnership).

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Last updated: March 4, 2013