Endangered Species
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Mitchell's Satyr

Rangewide Habitat Conservation Plan


Photo of a Mitchell Satyr ButterflyThe Mitchell’s satyr butterfly is one of the world’s rarest butterflies. It lives in only 19 wetlands in Michigan and Indiana, and many populations are shrinking.  Satyrs need a special kind of wetland habitat called a prairie fen, but fens need special management. The Departments of Natural Resources in Indiana and Michigan received a grant in 2006 to write a plan that provides a comprehensive framework for managing prairie fens for Mitchell’s satyr butterflies. The Habitat Conservation Plan is being written by the Michigan DNR and partners, with input from interested citizens like you. Three public meetings were held to receive public input.


On this website you will find information about what progress has been made on the Plan, how you can become a partner in the plan, why you would want to be a partner, and much more.


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Last updated: April 14, 2015