East Lansing Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region


East Lansing Field Office
2651 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-351-2555
Fax: 517-351-1443
TTY: 1-800-877-8339

(Federal Relay)

e-mail: EastLansing@fws.gov

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Threatened and Endangered Species Program in Michigan

Protecting and recovering rare and endangered species and the ecosystems that sustain them.

Poweshiek skipperling by David L. Cuthrall

The Poweshiek skipperling is an endangered butterfly of the prairies and prairie fens. Lost from prairies to the west, this butterfly only survives in Oakland county, Michigan and Manitoba, Canada.

Photo courtesy of David. L. Cuthrall


Federally Listed Species in Michigan


Featured Michigan Species

Eastern Massasauga

The eastern massasauga is a small, thick-bodied rattlesnake that lives in shallow wetlands and adjacent uplands in portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Ontario.


Environmental Screening for Eastern Massasauga in Michigan Adobe PDF Icon March 2017


Eastern Massasauga Listed as Threatened (Sept. 29, 2016)


Eastern Massasauga Home


Freshwater Mussels


Michigan Freshwater Mussel Survey Protocols and Relocation Procedures Adobe PDF Icon Revised February 2018


About Freshwater Mussels


Gray Wolf

Due to a Federal court decision, wolves in the western Great Lakes area (including Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) were relisted under the Endangered Species Act, effective December 19, 2014.


Gray Wolf Home (links to the our Regional Website)


Kirtland's Warbler

A pair of Kirtland’s warblers requires at least eight acres of dense young jack pine forest to nest, but often 30 to 40 acres is needed to raise their young. Their exacting requirements for nesting, as well as cowbird parasitism, caused a drastic decline in numbers and led the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Kirtland’s warbler as an endangered species in 1967. Today, active and ongoing management has increased this warbler's population size and range.


In Michigan




Mitchell's Satyr

The Mitchell’s satyr is a very rare butterfly and fen habitat specialist (in northern the portion of its range) that is threatened with the loss and disruption of suitable fen habitats.


Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement Adobe PDF Icon August 2016


Mitchell's Satyr Home


Northern Long-eared Bat

The northern long-eared bat is listed as threatened due to rapid and dramatic population declines caused by the fungal disease White-nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS is also found in Indiana bats, an endangered bat found in Michigan.


Michigan Northern Long-eared Bat Hibernacula and Roost Tree Locations Adobe PDF Icon Updated July 22, 2016


Northern Long-eared Bat Home


News Release: Protections Finalized for Threatened Northern Long-Eared Bats Jan. 13, 2016


Piping Plover

The piping plover is small shorebird that nests on the shorelines of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. The population that nests in the Great Lakes region is listed as endangered.


In Michigan


Great Lakes Population


Dwarf lake iris

Dwarf lake iris, a threatened plant, is a miniature iris. In Michigan it grows along the northern shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.Read Michigan Natural Features Inventory Abstract to find out more.

Photo by Joel Trick; USFWS

Section 7 Consultation

Section 7 Consultation: the process explained


Step-by-Step S7 Consultation Guide


Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC) - a project planning tool which streamlines the USFWS environmental review process


Environmental Screening for Eastern Massasauga in Michigan Adobe PDF Icon March 2017



Recovery in Michigan - Click species names on the Michigan list for information that includes recovery actions


Recovery Plans


Five-Year Reviews


Recovery Program in the Upper Midwest


National Endangered Species Recovery website


Permits and HCPs

Permits can be issued to "take" listed species.


Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly Habitat Conservation Plan - Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline Inspection and Repair

Federal Register (March 11, 2013): Notice of Availability of Draft Habitat Conservation Plan; Receipt of Application for Incidental Take Permit; Enbridge Pipelines (Lakehead), L.L.C. (PDF Adobe PDF icon)


Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly Draft Habitat Conservation Plan; Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline Inspection and Repair (140-page PDF Adobe PDF icon)


Screening Form for Low-effect HCP; Enbridge Line 5 Inspection and Repair (4-page PDF Adobe PDF icon)


Types of permits and how to apply


Michigan Statewide HCP for Karner Blue Butterfly


Michigan Statewide HCP for Mitchell's Satyr Butterfly


HCPs in the Upper Midwest


National HCP website




East Lansing Field Office Home


Last updated: April 9, 2018
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