Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region


Twin Cities Field Office

4101 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 612-725-3548
Fax: 612-725-3609
TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)




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Dakota Skipper

Dakota skipper on a lily.  Photo by Minnesota DNR; Robert Dana

The Dakota skipper is a small butterfly found in some prairies. It was listed as a candidate in 2002. The Twin Cities Field Office has been working with landowners to protect and restore the Dakota skipper's prairie habitat.


Conserving a Candidate Species: Dakota Skipper


Dakota Skipper Candidate Form (PDF)


Dakota Skipper Fact Sheet


Dakota Skipper Conservation Guidelines (September 2007)


Dakota Skipper Status Assessment (June 2002) PDF; 84 pages; 600KB


Questions and Answers about Designating Dakota Skipper as a Candidate for Listing under the Endangered Species Act



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Last updated: March 5, 2013