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Michigan

Federally-listed Threatened, Endangered, Proposed, and Candidate Species

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For more information about threatened and endangered species in Michigan, contact the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service office at 2651 Coolidge Road, East Lansing, Michigan 48823 (517/351-6274)

 

Bald Eagle

Bald eagles are no longer protected under the federal Endangered Species Act and Section 7 consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is no longer necessary. However, the bald eagle remains protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

Information about Bald Eagles

Information about Eagle Permits and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act

 

Gray Wolf

The Gray Wolf population that includes Michigan was removed from the list of threatened and endangered species and is no longer protected under the Endangered Species Act.

 

SPECIES STATUS COUNTIES HABITAT

MAMMALS

Canada lynx

(Lynx canadensis)

 

Threatened

Current distribution: A Canada lynx was recently documented in the Upper Peninsula. The counties listed here have the highest potential for Lynx presence: Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft.

Northern forests

Indiana bat

(Myotis sodalis)

 

Endangered

Allegan, Barry, Bay, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lapeer, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Manistee, Mason, Monroe, Montcalm, Muskegon, Oakland, Oceana, Ottawa, Saginaw, St. Joseph, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw, and Wayne

Summer habitat includes small to medium river and stream corridors with well developed riparian woods; woodlots within 1 to 3 miles of small to medium rivers and streams; and upland forests. Caves and mines as hibernacula.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Statewide

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. Roosts and forages in upland forests during spring and summer.

       

BIRDS

Kirtland's warbler

Setophaga kirtlandii

=Dendroica kirtlandii

 

Endangered

Alcona, Alger, Antrim, Baraga, Chippewa, Clare, Crawford, Delta, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Kalkaska, Luce, Marquette, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Schoolcraft

Breeding in jack pine

Piping plover

(Chradrius melodus)

Endangered

Alger, Alpena, Benzie, Berrien, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Delta, Emmet, Leelanau, Luce, Mackinac, Manistee, Mason, Muskegon, Presque Isle, Schoolcraft

Beaches along shorelines of the Great Lakes

Piping plover

(Chradrius melodus)

 

Critical Habitat Designated

Alger, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Iosco, Leelanau, Luce, Mackinac, Mason, Muskegon, Presque Isle,  Schoolcraft

Beaches along shorelines of the Great Lakes

Rufa Red knot

(Calidris canutus rufa)

Proposed Threatened

Only actions that occur along coastal areas during the Red Knot migratory window of MAY 1 - SEPTEMBER 30 for the following counties: 

 

Alcona, Alger, Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Bay, Benzie, Berrien, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Delta, Emmet, Gogebic, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Huron, Iosco, Keweenaw, Leelanau, Luce, Mackinac, Macomb, Manistee, Marquette, Mason, Menominee, Monroe, Muskegon, Oceana, Ontonagon, Ottawa, Presque Isle, Sanilac, Schoolcraft, St. Clair, Tuscola, Van Buren, Wayne

 

Only actions that occur in large wetland complexes during the Red knot migratory window of MAY 1 - SEPTEMBER 30 for the following counties: 

 

Midland, Saginaw, Shiawassee

Coastal areas and large wetland complexes

REPTILES

Copperbelly water snake

(Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta)

 

Threatened

Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Eaton, Hillsdale, St. Joseph

Wooded and permanently wet areas such as oxbows, sloughs, brushy ditches and floodplain woods

Eastern massasauga

(Sistrurus catenatus)

Candidate

Alcona, Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Cheboygan, Clare, Clinton, Crawford, Eaton, Emmett, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Hillsdale, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Iosco, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Lake, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Mackinac, Macomb, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Montcalm, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oscoda, Presque Isle, Saginaw, St. Joseph, Shiawassee, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne

 

INSECTS

Hine's emerald dragonfly

(Somatochlora hineana)

 

Endangered

Alcona, Alpena, Mackinac, Menominee, Presque Isle

Spring fed wetlands, wet meadows and marshes; calcareous streams & associated wetlands overlying dolomite bedrock

Hungerford's crawling water beetle

(Brychius hungerfordi)

 

Endangered

Emmet, Montmorency, Oscoda, Presque Isle

Cool riffles of clean, slightly alkaline streams; known to occur in five streams in northern Michigan.

Karner blue butterfly

(Lycaeides melissa samuelis)

 

 

Endangered

Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Monroe, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana

Pine barrens and oak savannas on sandy soils and containing wild lupines (Lupinus perennis), the only known food plant of larvae.

Mitchell's satyr

(Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii)

Endangered

Barry, Berrien, Branch, Cass, Jackson, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw

Fens; wetlands characterized by calcareous soils which are fed by carbonate-rich water from seeps and springs

Poweshiek skipperling

(Oarisma poweshiek)

 

 

Proposed as Endangered

 

Proposed Critical Habitat

Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Oakland, and Washtenaw

 

Maps of proposed critical habitat in Michigan

Wet prairie and fens

MUSSELS

Clubshell

(Pleurobema clava)

 

Endangered

Hillsdale

Found in coarse sand and gravel areas of runs and riffles within streams and small rivers

Northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)

 

 

Endangered

Monroe, Sanilac, Wayne

Large streams and small rivers in firm sand of riffle areas; also occurs in Lake Erie

Rayed Bean

(Villosa fabalis

 

 

Endangered

Hillsdale, Lenawee, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne

 

 

Belle, Black, Clinton, and Pine Rivers

Snuffbox

(Epioblasma triquetra)

 

Endangered

Gratiot, Ionia, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw

Small to medium-sized creeks in areas with a swift current and some larger rivers

PLANTS

American hart's tongue fern

(Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanun = Phyllitis japonica ssp. a.)

 

Threatened

Chippewa, Mackinac

Cool limestone sinkholes in mature hardwood forest

Dwarf lake iris

(Iris lacustris)

Threatened

Alpena, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Delta, Emmet, Mackinac, Menominee, Presque Isle, Schoolcraft

Partially shaded sandy-gravelly soils on lakeshores

Eastern prairie fringed orchid

(Plantathera leucophaea)

Threatened

Bay, Cheboygan, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Gratiot, Huron, Livingston, Monroe, Saginaw, St. Clair, St. Joseph, Tuscola, Washtenaw, Wayne

Mesic to wet prairies and meadows

Houghton's goldenrod

(Solidago houghtonii)

Threatened

Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Crawford, Emmet, Kalkaska, Mackinac, Presque Isle, Schoolcraft

Sandy flats along Great Lakes shores

Lakeside daisy

(Hymenoxy acaulis var. glabra)

Threatened

Mackinac

Dry, rocky prairie grassland underlain by limestone

Michigan monkey-flower

(Mimulus michiganesis)

Endangered

Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Leelanau, Mackinac

Soils saturated with cold flowing spring water; found along seepages, streams and lakeshores

Pitcher's thistle

(Cirsium pitcheri)

Threatened

Alcona, Alger, Allegan, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Benzie, Berrien, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Delta, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Huron, Iosco, Leelanau, Mackinac, Manistee, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana, Ottawa, Presque Isle, Schoolcraft, Van Buren

Stabilized dunes and blowout areas

Small whorled pogonia

(Isotria medeoloides)

Threatened

Berrien

Dry woodland; upland sites in mixed forests (second or third growth stage)

 

List revised December 2013


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Last updated: April 1, 2014