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Endangered Species Section 6 Non-traditional Grants

2005 Funded Projects in the Midwest


Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin


Habitat Conservation Planning Assistance


Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly Habitat Conservation Plan (Cook and Will Counties, IL): $370,163. Recovery of the Hine’s emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana Williamson) in Illinois is highly dependent upon conservation efforts of private landowners. This Habitat Conservation Plan brings together a wealth of diverse views and expertise and will address impacts, such as filling and water quality issues, throughout the dragonfly’s range in northern Illinois. The strong, broad partnership base has committed to contribute over $800,000 to fill data gaps necessary in the planning process. The plan covers two areas of concern:

1) the primary area encompasses 3,100 acres owned by the partners or managed by the partners;
2) the secondary area covers 22,000 acres and includes the area within the watershed that affects the primary area.

Complete Proposal (PDF; 31 pages)

Hines's emerald dragonfly
Photo by USFWS

Michigan and Indiana

Mitchell’s Satyr Habitat Conservation Plan (LaGrange and LaPorte Counties, IN; Barry, Berrien, Branch, Cass, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lenawee, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw Counties, MI): $880,000. This Habitat Conservation Plan will be developed jointly by the Indiana and Michigan departments of natural resources through a 3-year planning process. The plan is needed to efficiently secure incidental take permits to conduct management activities for Mitchell’s satyr in occupied habitat. The plan will be developed following an ecosystem management approach – prairie fens and surrounding lands necessary to support proper hydrology will be managed by restoring ecological processes. A broad stakeholder group is currently working towards recovery of the species as part of the Mitchell’s satyr working group. Most of these stakeholders will play a significant role in the development of the HCP and some likely will participate in the steering committee.

Complete Proposal (PDF; 16 pages)

Mitchell's satyr butterfly
photo by John Shuey

Recovery Land Acquisition

Iowa and Wisconsin
Prairie Bush Clover Multi-State Recovery Land Acquisition
(Butler County, Iowa and Dane County, WI): $279,493. The Iowa and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources will acquire 265 acres for the conservation and protection of prairie bush clover (Lespedeza leptostachya). The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will acquire a 165-acre parcel known as Washington Prairie located in Butler County, Iowa. Acquisition will facilitate management for the benefit of prairie bush clover on this site by the Department. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will acquire a 100-acre site in Dane County that contains 10 acres of prairie remnant adjacent to the largest population of prairie bush clover in the state. Protection of this site (Westport Drumlin Prairie) is a Priority 2 Task in the prairie brush clover recovery plan. The Westport Drumlin Prairie project will advance the objectives of the recovery plan by allowing for the expansion of the prairie bush clover population. Complete Proposal (PDF; 7 pages)
Prairie bush clover
photo by USFWS; Phil Delphey 


Small Whorled Pogonia Conservation Easement Acquisition (Hocking County, OH):
$208,654. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will acquire a conservation easement for small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides) at Camp Oty’Okwa, one of three residential camps in the country owned and operated by a Big Brothers Big Sisters agency. The 160-acre easement would protect the small whorled pogonia population as well as provide a considerable buffer of similar habitat where more plants could potentially be found. Protection of this population is significant both ecologically and genetically because of its distance from the core populations. Upon protection of the site, a research plan will be initiated to address additional priorities of the recovery plan including monitoring existing and surveying for new populations. Complete Proposal (PDF; 5 pages)

Ohio DNR News Release (October 25, 2005)

Small whorled pogonia

Pymatuning Creek Conservation Easement Acquisition Initiative (Ashtabula County, OH):
$244,890. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will acquire conservation easements in Ashtabula County to aid in recovery efforts for the clubshell mussel (Pleurobema clava). The objective of this initiative is to continue to secure permanent conservation easements from willing landowners along the main stem of Pymatuning Creek. In Phase I, three landowners were identified to protect approximately 120 acres to benefit 5,000 feet of riparian habitat. Phase II will add an additional seven easements totaling 473 acres. The easements will complement the land acquisition efforts by the state and local agencies as well as nongovernmental organizations that presently exist along the main stem of the creek.

Complete Proposal (PDF; 5 pages)

Clubshell musselphoto by Kevin Cummings and Christine Mayer, Illinois Natural History Survey




Last updated: April 14, 2015