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We work with public and private entities to conserve and restore Michigan's endangered species, migratory birds, wetlands, and other important fish and wildlife resources.
Threatened and Endangered Species Program in Michigan
Protecting and recovering rare and endangered species and the ecosystems that sustain them.
Federally Listed Species in Michigan
- Michigan State List
- Listed Species' Ranges by County
- Counties and the listed species found there
- For project reviews, see our online tool Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC)
Featured Michigan Species
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.
• Eastern Massasauga Listed as Threatened (Sept. 29, 2016)
Revised May 2019, Version 2
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)
The Indiana bat was listed as endangered in 1967 due to episodes of people disturbing hibernating bats in caves during winter, resulting in the death of large numbers of bats. The Indiana bat is particularly vulnerable to human disturbance because the majority of the population hibernates in a small number of caves. Other threats that have contributed to the Indiana bat's decline include commercialization of caves, loss of summer habitat, pesticides and other contaminants, and most recently, the disease white-nose syndrome. Michigan is on the northern edge of the Indiana bat's range.
The Kirtland's warbler, an endangered songbird, nests in young jack pine stands in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Canada. Michigan is the core of its breeding habitat. After decades of partnership efforts, this songbird has rebounded, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing the Kirtland's warbler from the list of endangered and threatened species.
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 August 2016
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).
• Michigan Northern Long-eared Bat Hibernacula and Roost Tree Locations Updated July 22, 2016
• News Release: Protections Finalized for Threatened Northern Long-Eared Bats Jan. 13, 2016
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.
Section 7 Consultation
Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC) - a project planning tool which streamlines the USFWS environmental review process
Recovery in Michigan - Click species names on the Michigan list for information that includes recovery actions
Permits and HCPs
Permits can be issued to "take" listed species.
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 )
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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.