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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. 

 

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)

 

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

 

Federal Register Publication: Listing and Designation of Critical Habitat for the Dakota Skipper and the Poweshiek Skipperling - Reopening Comment Period - - This is the public inspection version, which will be replaced with the final Federal Register version when it publishes on September 23, 2014.

 

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

 

Text Descriptions of Proposed Critical Habitat Units for Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling - Updated (61-page PDF Adobe PDF Icon; 329KB)

 

Economic Analysis

Proposal to List and Proposal to Designate Critical Habitat

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)

 

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 PDFAdobe PDF Icon)

 

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

 


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Last updated: September 22, 2014