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Minnesota

County Distribution of Federally-listed Threatened, Endangered, Proposed, and Candidate Species

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For more information about threatened and endangered species in Minnesota,contact the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service office at 4101 E. 80th Street, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425-1665 (612-725-3548)

 

Bald Eagle

Bald eagles are no longer protected under the federal Endangered Species Act and Section 7 consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is no longer necessary. However, the bald eagle remains protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

Information about Bald Eagles

Information about Eagle Permits and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act

 

Gray Wolf

The Gray Wolf population that includes Minnesota was removed from the list of threatened and endangered species and is no longer protected under the Endangered Species Act.

 

Revised October 2014

Species Status County Habitat

Mammals

Canada lynx
(Lynx canadensis)

Threatened

Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Clearwater, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of The Woods, Marshall, Pine, Roseau, St. Louis

Northern forested areas

Canada lynx
(Lynx canadensis)

Critical Habitat

Cook, Koochiching, Lake, St. Louis

Map of lynx critical habitat in Minnesota

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Statewide

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. Roosts and forages in upland forests during spring and summer.

Birds

Piping plover
(Charadrius melodus)
Great Lakes Breeding Population

Endangered

St. Louis County

Sandy beaches, islands

Piping plover
(Charadrius melodus)
Northern Great Plains Breeding Population

Threatened

Lake of The Woods

Sandy beaches, islands

Piping plover
(Charadrius melodus)
Great Lakes Breeding Population

Critical
Habitat

St. Louis County

 

Piping plover
(Charadrius melodus)
Northern Great Plains Breeding Population

Critical
Habitat

Lake of the Woods

 

Map of Critical Habitat Unit (1-page PDF)

 

Rufa Red knot

(Calidris canutus rufa)

Proposed Threatened

St. Louis County

Coastal areas along Lake Superior

Sprague's pipit

(Anthus spragueii)

Candidate

Clay, Polk, and Roseau

Large (>350 acre) patches of grassland - prefer native grassland, but also use non-native planted grasslands.

Reptiles

Eastern massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus)

Candidate

Houston, Wabasha, Winona

Floodplain wetlands and nearby upland areas along the Mississippi River and Tributaries in Houston, Wabasha, and Winona Counties

Fish

Topeka shiner
(Notropis topeka)

Endangered

Lincoln, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Rock

Prairie rivers and streams

Topeka shiner
(Notropis topeka)

Critical Habitat

Lincoln, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Rock

 

Insects

Dakota skipper
(Hesperia dacotae)

Threatened

 

Proposed Critical Habitat

Chippewa, Clay, Kittison, Lincoln, Murray, Norman, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, and Swift

 

Maps of Proposed Critical Habitat

Sept. 23, 2014 Revisions

 

Oct. 24, 2013 Proposed

Native prairie habitat

Karner blue butterfly
(Lycaeides melissa samuelis)

Endangered

Winona

Pine barrens and oak savannas on sandy soils and containing wild lupines (Lupinus perennis), the only known food plant of larvae.

Poweshiek skipperling

(Oarisma poweshiek)

Endangered

 

Proposed Critical Habitat

Chippewa, Clay, Cottonwood, Douglas, Kittson, La Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Marshall, Murray, Norman, Pennington, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Roseau, Swift, and Wilkin Counties

 

Maps of Proposed Critical Habitat

Sept. 23, 2014 Revisions

 

Oct. 24, 2013 Proposed

Native prairie

Mussels

Higgins eye pearlymussel
(Lampsilis higginsii)

Endangered

Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Ramsey, Wabasha, Washington, Winona

Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers

Sheepnose
(Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Wabasha and Winona

Mississippi River in Wabasha and Winona counties, St. Croix River in Washington county

Snuffbox
(Epioblasma triquetra)

Endangered

Chisago, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington

Mississippi River in Hennepin and Ramsey counties; St. Croix River in Chisago and Washington counties

Spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta)

Endangered

Chisago, Pine, Wabasha, Washington

St. Croix River and Mississippi River

Winged mapleleaf
(Quadrula fragosa)

Endangered

Chisago, Ramsey, Washington

St. Croix River and Mississippi River (Upper Pool 2)

Plants

Minnesota dwarf trout lily
(Erythronium propullans)

Endangered

Dodge, Goodhue, Rice, and Steele

North facing slopes and floodplains in deciduous forest

Leedy's roseroot
(Rhodiola integrifolia ssp. leedyi)

Threatened

Fillmore, Olmsted

Cool, wet groundwater-fed limestone cliffs

Prairie bush clover
(Lespedeza leptostachya)

Threatened

Brown, Cottonwood, Dakota, Dodge, Goodhue, Jackson, Martin, Mower, Nobles, Olmsted, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock

Native prairie on well-drained soils

Western prairie fringed orchid
(Platanthera praeclara)

Threatened

Clay, Kittson, Lincoln, Mower, Nobles, Norman, Pennington, Pipestone, Polk, Red Lake, Rock

Wet prairies and sedge meadows

 


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Last updated: October 23, 2014