Endangered Species Program
Listing Actions for Species in Minnesota
Old and young specimens of the spectaclecase mussel.
Photo by USFWS; Tamara Smith
Candidates are species that have been sufficiently studied that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided that they should be proposed for threatened or endangered status.
Recently Listed Species
Sheepnose (mussel) (March 13, 2012)
Spectaclecase (mussel) (March 13, 2012)
Snuffbox (mussel) (Feb. 13, 2012)
Gray Wolf - the Western Great Lakes Distinct Population Segment was delisted Jan. 27, 2012
Bald Eagle was delisted August 9, 2007
Midwest Bald Eagle website
Species that we have been petitioned to list as threatened or endangered
Prairie Gray Fox and Plains Spotted Skunk
Dec. 5, 2012: Prairie Gray Fox, Plains Spotted Skunk May Warrant Protection Under the Endangered Species Act
Federal Register Notice: 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Prairie Gray Fox, the Plains Spotted Skunk, and a Distinct Population Segment of the Mearn’s Eastern Cottontail in East-Central Illinois and Western Indiana as Endangered or Threatened Species (PDF)
Wild Plains Bison
February 23, 2011: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Will Not Conduct In-Depth Review to Consider Listing the Wild Plains Bison
Federal Register Notice: 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List the Wild Plains Bison
More Information (Links to the FWS Mountain-Prairie Region Site)
September 15,2010: Listing of Sprague's Pipit Under ESA Found Warranted but Precluded
Federal Register Notice: 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List Sprague’s Pipit as Endangered or Threatened Throughout Its Range (PDF)
Oklahoma Grass Pink
August 24, 2010:Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchid May Warrant Protection Under the Endangered Species Act
Federal Register Notice
Dec. 3, 2009: Fish and Wildlife Service to Conduct Status Review of the Sprague's pipit - songbird's range includes northwestern Minnesota
Federal Register Notice: 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List Sprague’s Pipit as Threatened or Endangered (PDF)
Coaster Brook Trout - The Service was petitioned to list the coaster brook trout and we issued a positive 90-day finding on March 20, 2008. We then conducted a thorough review and analysis of available information. Based on that review we found that listing the coaster brook trout as endangered was not warranted and we published that finding on May 19, 2009.
Cerulean Warbler The Service was petitioned to list this species and on Dec. 6, 2006, we found that listing was not warranted. However, we are a member of the Cerulean Warbler Technical Group and our Migratory Birds program is actively working with partners in that group to conserve the Cerulean Warbler.
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