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Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling

Proposed Listing and Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat

 

The Service is proposing to list the Dakota skipper as a threatened species and the Poweshiek skipperling as an endangered species under authority of the Endangered Species Act.  We are also proposing to designate critical habitat for both butterflies. 

 

native prairie

The Dakota skipper and Poweshiek skipperling are butterflies native to tallgrass prairies of north-central United States and south-central Canada.

Photo by USFWS; Laura Hubers

 

Dakota Skipper Proposed Critical Habitat Maps

Minnesota

North Dakota and South Dakota

 

One map was inadvertantly left out of the proposal to designate critical habitat:
South Dakota Units 20, 21 and 22, Brookings County

 

Poweshiek Skipperling Proposed Critical Habitat Maps

Iowa

Michigan

Minnesota

North Dakota and South Dakota

Wisconsin

 

Text Descriptions of Proposed Critical Habitat Units (117-page PDFAdobe PDF Icon; 328KB)

 

News Release (Oct. 23, 2013): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Butterflies

 

Federal Register Proposed Rule (Oct. 24, 2013): Threatened Status for Dakota Skipper and Endangered Status for Poweshiek Skipperling (53-page PDFAdobe PDF Icon; 694KB)

 

References Cited in Proposed Rule to List the Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling (PDFAdobe PDF Icon)

 

Federal Register Proposed Rule (Oct. 24, 2013): Designation of Critical Habitat for Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling (121-Page PDFAdobe PDF Icon; 6.5MB)

 

References Cited in Proposed Rule to Designate Critical Habitat for the Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling (PDFAdobe PDF Icon)

 

Text Descriptions of Proposed Critical Habitat Units for Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling (117-page PDFAdobe PDF Icon; 328KB)

 

Questions and Answers: Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling Proposals to List as Endangered or Threatened and Designate Critical Habitat

 

Dakota Skipper Fact Sheet

 

Poweshiek Skipperling Fact Sheet

 

Critical Habitat Fact Sheet (1-page PDFAdobe PDF Icon)

 

Listing Process Fact Sheet (1-page PDFAdobe PDF Icon)

 


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Last updated: April 1, 2014