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)

e-mail: TwinCities@fws.gov

 

 


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Endangered Species Program

Section 7 Consultation - Minnesota Biological Opinions

 

Date Proposed Actions Species State Federal Agency Project Title

March 22, 2012

Prospecting permit

Canada lynx

MN

USFS

Hardrock Minerals Prospecting Permit (48-page PDF)

September 16, 2011

Superior Forest - Forest Plan Revision

Canada lynx

Gray wolf

MN

USFS

Superior NF Forest Plan Revision (82-page PDF)

September 2, 2011

Open pit iron ore mine expansion and road relocation

Canada lynx

Gray wolf

MN

Corps of Engineers

Northshore Mine Expansion (44-page PDF)

January 13, 2011

Railroad bridge construction

Higgins eye pearlymussel

MN

U.S. Coast Guard

LaCrosse Railroad Bridge (PDF)

December 21, 2009

Changes to "Prevention of Significant Deterioration" Permit - - Mesabi Nugget mine

Canada lynx

Gray wolf

MN

EPA

Mesabi Nugget permit mofication (PDF)

February 9, 2009

Island and wetlands creation and protection

Higgins eye pearlymussel

MN

Corps of Engineers

Capoli Slough Environmental Mgmt. (PDF)

August 7, 2007

Construct urban assault course

Bald eagle

MN

Minnesota Army National Guard

Camp Ripley:

new assault course (PDF)

June 11, 2007

Bridge replacement over St. Croix River in Hudson

Higgins eye pearlymussel

WI

Federal Highway Administration

Dike Road Bridge Reconstruction Project (PDF)

March 16, 2007

Harrass, capture, and relocate bald eagles near airport

Bald eagle

MN

USDA Wildlife Service

St. Paul Downtown Airport (PDF)

February 21, 2007

Open pit mine: CWA S404 permit

Canada lynx
Gray wolf

MN

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Mittal Steel (PDF)

November 29, 2006

Forest road reconstruction

Canada lynx

Gray wolf

MN

US Forest Service

Superior National Forest:

Denley Road Reconstruction (PDF)

October 11, 2005

Bridge and interchange construction

Bald eagle

Higgins eye

Winged mapleleaf

MN

Federal Highway Administration

St. Croix River Crossing on Trunk Highway (TH) 36 (PDF)

June 2005

Bridge and culvert replacement

Topeka shiner

MN

Federal Highway Administration

Kanaranzi Creek: County State Aid Highway 35 (PDF)

           

February 4, 2005

Expand highway from 2 to 4 lanes

Canada lynx

MN

Federal Highway Administration

Trunk Highway 53 project (PDF)

December 22, 2004

Highway reconstruction

Canada lynx

MN

Federal Highway Administration

Trunk Highway 1 - Lake County (PDF)

October 19, 2004

Highway upgrade

Canada lynx

MN

Federal Highway Administration

Trunk Highway 169 - Itasca County (PDF)

October 19, 2004

Timber harvest, reforestation,
prescribed burning, stream restoration, road construction and maintenance, and road
decommissioning

Canada lynx

MN

US Forest Service

Chippewa National Forest: Leech Lake River Resource
Management Project
(PDF)

October 19, 2004

Bridge and culvert replacement

Topeka shiner

MN

Federal Highway Administration

Kanaranzi Creek bridge replacement (PDF)

October 19, 2004

Reconstruct 4 miles of highway

Canada lynx

MN

Federal Highway Administration

Trunk Highway 61 - Lake County (PDF)

October 19, 2004

Special Use permit requests: two permanent road access requests, one temporary road access request, and one trail reroute

Canada lynx

MN

US Forest Service

Superior National Forest:

Gunflint and Tofte
Ranger Districts SU

October 2004

Bridge and culvert replacement - BO amendment

Topeka shiner

MN

Federal Highway Administration

Kanaranzi Creek bridge replacement - Amendment (PDF)

September 22, 2004

Reconstruct and improve highway - widen row

Canada lynx

MN

Federal Highway Administration

Trunk Highway 371 North -
Cass and Crow Wing Counties
(PDF)

July 15, 2004

LRMPs

Bald eagle

Canada lynx

Gray wolf

MN

US Forest Service

Superior and Chippewa National Forests:

Forest Plans (PDF)

February 18, 2004

Reconstruct and straighten 2.5 miles of highway

Canada lynx

MN

Federal Highway Administration

Echo Trail Project - St. Louis County (PDF)

2003

Clearing of drilling
sites, opening closed roads, and creating new roads

Canada lynx

MN

US Forest Service

Superior National Forest:

2003 Kawishiwi Mineral Projects (PDF)

2003

Re-route canoe portage

Canada lynx

MN

US Forest Service

Superior National Forest:

Crab Lake Portage Re-route

2003

Temporary and permanent road construction and county road re-route

Canada lynx

MN

US Forest Service

Superior National Forest:

2003 Tofte RD Special Use Permits

2003

Temporary and permanent road construction and ATV/snowmobile trail permits

Canada lynx

MN

US Forest Service

Superior National Forest:

Kawishiwi RD 2002 Special Use Projects

2003

Timber management, post-sale treatment, road construction

Canada lynx

MN

US Forest Service

Chippewa National Forest:

Sand Plain Resource Management Project, Blackduck RD

2003

Construction of temporary and permanent Special Use Roads

Canada lynx, Gray wolf, Bald eagle

MN

US Forest Service

Superior National Forest:

Laurentian Ranger District 8 Roads (Word file)

2003

Install wastewater treatment system

Canada lynx

MN

Corps of Engineers

Koochiching wastewater treatment

2003

Permanent road access, temporary road access request for timber harvest, and trail reroute

Canada lynx, Gray wolf,

Bald eagle

MN

US Forest Service

Superior National Forest:

Gunflint and Tofte RDs Special Use Permits

 

2003

Harvest old aspen stands, pine maintenance through hand release, prescribed burns and tree planting

 

Install boat ramp, fishing pier, and culvert

Canada lynx, Gray wolf,

Bald eagle

MN

US Forest Service

Chippewa National Forest:

Cass Lake (Word File)

 

2003

Temporary road access for timber harvest

Canada lynx

MN

US Forest Service

Superior National Forest:

Special Use Permits (Word File)

2003

Snowmobile Trail Construction and Closure

Gray wolf,

Bald eagle

MN

US Forest Service

Superior National Forest:

Jonvik Creek

2003

Snowmobile trail re-route and vegetation management

Canada lynx

MN

US Forest Service

Chippewa National Forest:

Boy River Resource Management Project (Word File)

2002

Motorized recreation

Gray Wolf

MN

National Park Service

Voyageurs National Park:

Modify IT

2001

Scenic waterway management

Winged mapleleaf, Higgins eye pearlymussel

MN and WI

National Park Service

St. Croix National Scenic Waterway:

Cooperative Managment Plan (Word File)

Nov. 20, 2000

Fuel Reduction

Canada lynx

MN

US Forest Service

Superior National Forest:

Little East Creek (Word File)

 

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Last updated: March 6, 2013