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2010 News and Accomplishments

 

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Homepage Feature - Dec. thru Jan., 2011

Two photos of northern wild monkshood showing the plant and a close up of the flower.

Photos by USFWS

 

Noted for its very distinctive, blue hood-shaped flowers, northern wild monkshood is a threatened species found in Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, and New York. It grows on shaded cliffs, algific slopes, or cool, streamside sites where there are cool soils, cold air drainage, or cold groundwater flowage. On algific talus slopes, these conditions are caused by the outflow of cool air and water from ice contained in underground fissures that are connected to sinkholes and are a conduit for the air flows.

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October 19, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Request for Proposals for Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act

 

October 11: Tenth Group of Endangered Whooping Cranes Depart on Ultralight-guided Flight to Florida

News Release

 

 Ultralight

 

October 6, 2010: Service Continues Involvement with AZA Species Survival Plan for Eastern Massasauga

 

October 5, 2010: Pallid Sturgeon Recovery Team Meeting

 

Oct. 1, 2010: Winged Mapleleaf Propagation

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Homepage Feature - Oct. thru Nov., 2010

 

Adult whooping crane in pond. Photo by USFWS; Joel Trick

Photo by USFWS; Joel Trick

 

It's been a good year for Whooping crane recovery. Here are links to some of the most notable events and to sites with more information.

 

October 11: Tenth Group of Endangered Whooping Cranes Depart on Ultralight-guided Flight to Florida

 

September 30: Whooping Crane Recovery Report for Oct. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2010

 

Sept. 1, 2010: Wild Whooping Crane Chicks Fledge in Wisconsin

 

August 19, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Reintroduction of Non-migratory Whooping Cranes into Southwest Louisiana

News Release
Questions and Answers

 

USFWS Midwest Whooping Crane page

 

Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership

 

Operation Migration

 

International Crane Foundation

 

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Sept. 29, 2010: Volunteer Group Boosts Karner Blue Butterfly Recovery Program in Wisconsin

 

Sept. 29, 2010: Endangered Fanshell Mussels Re-introduced into West Virginia and Ohio

 

Sept. 28, 2010: Habitat Restoration for Endangered Species in Northeast Indiana: Copperbelly Watersnake and Indiana Bat

 

Sept. 14, 2010: Change in taxonomic names of three Midwest Listed Plants: Leedy's roseroot, Michigan monkeyflower, and Missouri bladderpod.
     Federal Register Final Rule

 

Sept. 14, 2010: 90-Day Finding on Petitions to Delist the Gray Wolf in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan
Gray wolf- News Release
- Federal Register Notice
- Information about Wolves in the Western Great Lakes States
- Information about the Petition Process   

 

 

Sept. 13, 2010: National Wildlife Refuge System closes caves to slow spread of white-nose syndrome
     News Release (PDF)
     About white-nose syndrome

 

Sept. 9, 2010: Missouri Net online interview with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Charlie Scott about the Ozark Hellbender

 

Sept. 9, 2010: Notice of Availablity of Permit Request for Eastern Massasauga Incidental Take within the context of a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances

 

Sept. 8, 2010: Ozark Hellbender Proposed to be Listed as Endangered and Proposed for Inclusion in Appendix III of CITES
      News Release
      Federal Register Proposed Rules
      and Background Information
     Ozark hellbender

 

 

Sept. 2, 2010: Fish and Wildlife Service To Provide Limited Endangered Species Act Protections for the Shovelnose Sturgeon

 

Sept. 1, 2010: Wild Whooping Crane Chicks Fledge in Wisconsin

 

Sept. 2, 2010: Fish and Wildlife Service To Provide Limited Endangered Species Act Protections for the Shovelnose Sturgeon

 

Sept. 1, 2010: Wild Whooping Crane Chicks Fledge in Wisconsin

 

August 30, 2010: Funds will Enhance Great Lakes Coastal Habitats and Species
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide $400,000 under its Coastal Program as part of a partnership to conserve fish, wildlife and habitat across the Great Lakes basin.  Read More>>
      Hine's emerald dragonfly by Paul Burton

 

August 24, 2010:Oklahoma Grass Pink Orchid May Warrant Protection Under the Endangered Species Act

News Release

Federal Register Notice

 

August 19, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Reintroduction of Non-migratory Whooping Cranes into Southwest Louisiana
News Release
Questions and Answers

 

August 10, 2010: Struggles and Triumphs in the Piping Plover's Fight for Survival - - a blog post from a piping plover nest monitor.
      Piping plover chick running on the beach.  Photo by USFWS; Joel Trick

 

July 27, 2010: Missouri Recovery Act Project Benefits Rare Threatened Fish

 

July 15, 2010: Wisconsin Statewide Karner Blue Butterfly Habitat Conservation Plan is Renewed
      News Release
      Background Information

 

June 23, 2010: Service Proposes Critical Habitat for the endangered Tumbling Creek Cavesnail
Tumbling creek cavesnail.  Photo by David Ashley

 

June 16, 2010: Six Wild Whooping Crane Chicks Currently Being Raised by Reintroduced Crane Pairs in Wisconsin!
Overhead view of adult whooping crane on nest with chick.  Photo by Chris Gullikson

 

June 14, 2010: Kirtland's Warbler in Wisconsin - Nesting Update
Female Kirtland's warbler.  Photo by USFWS: Joel Trick

 

June 14, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Approved Endangered Species Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants

 

June 04, 2010: Wild Whooping Crane Chicks Hatch at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
Adult whooping cranes and their chick on their nest.  Photo by ICF: Matt Strausser

 

 

June 3, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Develop Environmental Impact Statement On Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan Process for Ohio Wind Project
Indiana bay by USFWS; Andrew King

 

June 3, 2010: Final Post-Delisting Monitoring Plan for the Bald Eagle

 

June 1, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Says Lake Erie Watersnake Has Recovered; Proposes Removing Endangered Species Act Protection

 

May 19, 2010: Celebrate Endangered Species Day with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Minnesota Zoo

 

May 19, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Celebrates Endangered Species Day
News Release
Feature Stories and Information about Threatened and Endangered Species in the Midwest
Endangered Species Day logo

 

April 23, 2010: Winners of Kid's National Endangered Species Day Art Contest Announced

 

 

April 23, 2010: Service Revises Critical Habitat for Endangered Dragonfly
   News Release
   Background Information
  Hine's emerald dragonfly

 

April 21, 2010: Fish and Wildlife Service Invites Comment on Applications for Permits for Wolf Activities in Michigan and Wisconsin
      News Release
      Background Information

 

 

April 20, 2010: President Obama's Earth Day Message: A New Foundation for Energy and the Environment

 

April 12, 2010: Secretary Salazar Announces Nearly $66 Million in Grants to Conserve Habitat of Threatened and Endangered Species
     News Release
     2010 Funded Projects in the Midwest

 

April 7, 2010: Recovery Plan Outlines Steps to Help Rare Mussel
    News Release
    Scaleshell Recovery Plan
    Scaleshell Mussel Fact Sheet

 

April 1, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $1 Million to States For Wolf Livestock Compensation Project Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin will receive grants
gray wolf

March 26, 2010: Midwesterners Receive National Endangered Species Recovery Champion Awards

 

March 03, 2010: National Kids’ Art Contest Highlights Importance of Endangered Species

 

February 22, 2010: Request for Proposals under the Great Lakes Restoration Inititiative Program.

 

February 8, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Wind Farm Owners Work Together

>>for more about Indiana bats
>>for more about Wind Energy

 

 

January 29, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Begins Environmental Review of Proposed Ohio Wind Energy Facility and Habitat Conservation Plan

 

January 14, 2010: Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens Public Comment Period for the Proposed Rule To Provide Endangered Species Act Protections for the Shovelnose Sturgeon - - Comment Period Extended Until February 4, 2010


January 12,, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Investigating Wolf Killings in Three States

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