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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.
Draft Economic Analysis of Critical Habitat Available: Comment Periods Re-opened for Proposed Critical Habitat and 4(d) Rule
The Service is announcing availability of a Draft Economic Analysis that evaluates the economic impact of designating critical habitat for the Dakota skipper and Poweshiek skipperling. The Draft Economic Analysis is available for public review and comment through October 23, 2014.
In addition, the comment period on our proposal to designate critical habitat for the Dakota skipper and Poweshiek skipperling and the comment period on our proposal to establish a special rule under section 4(d) of the ESA (referred to as a 4(d) rule) for the Dakota skipper. The comment period on proposed critical habitat is open until October 23, 2014 and the comment period on the proposed 4(d) rule is open until October 7, 2014.
News Release (Sept. 22, 2014): U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Invites Additional Comments on Endangered Species Act Proposals for Two Prairie Butterflies - Service also seeks comment on draft economic analysis
Questions and Answers Fact Sheet: Draft Economic Analysis of Proposed Critical Habitat Available for Public Review and Comment Period Re-opened on Proposals to Designate Critical Habitat for Both Butterflies and Establish 4(d) Rule for Dakota Skipper
Questions and Answers Fact Sheet: Proposed 4(d) Rule for Dakota Skipper
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 PDF; 694KB)
Federal Register Proposed Rule (Oct. 24, 2013): Designation of Critical Habitat for Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling (121-Page PDF; 6.5MB)
Questions and Answers Fact Sheet: Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling Proposals to List as Endangered or Threatened and Designate Critical Habitat
Fact Sheet Dakota Skipper
Fact Sheet Poweshiek Skipperling
Fact Sheet Critical Habitat Fact Sheet (1-page PDF)
Fact Sheet Listing Process Fact Sheet (1-page PDF)
Last updated: September 23, 2014