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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Listing Actions for Species in Minnesota


Two spectaclecase mussels, an old and a young specimen.

Old and young specimens of the spectaclecase mussel.

Photo by USFWS; Tamara Smith


Candidate Species

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.


Sprague's pipit

Dakota skipper

Poweshiek skipperling


Recently Listed Species

Sheepnose (mussel) (March 13, 2012)

Spectaclecase (mussel) (March 13, 2012)

Snuffbox (mussel) (Feb. 13, 2012)


Delisted Species

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

Eagle Permits


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)


News Release


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

News Release

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)


Sprague's Pipit

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)

News Release


Oklahoma Grass Pink

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

News Release
Federal Register Notice


Sprague's Pipit

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)

News Release


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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Last updated: March 5, 2013