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Endangered Species Section 6 Non-traditional Grants

2011 Funded Projects in the Midwest

Missouri and Wisconsin


News Release (August 25, 2011)
List of 2011 awards nationwide (pdf, 11 pages)


Habitat Conservation Plan Land Acquisition Grant:


Kaner blue butterfly on a yellow hawkweed flower.  Photo by USFWS; Joel Trick

Wisconsin's statewide HCP is helping recover the endangered Karner blue butterfly.

Photo by USFWS; Joel Trick


Karner Blue Butterfly Land Acquisition (Jackson County, Wisconsin) $360,000.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will protect 240 acres of land within the Bauer-Brockway Barrens State Natural Area and the Jackson County Forest with this grant award. This acquisition will advance the recovery of the Karner blue butterfly in Wisconsin by permanently protecting this land within the species’ West Central Driftless Recovery Unit. The property to be acquired has an extremely diverse butterfly community. The addition of these lands will connect
existing protected habitats to benefit this disturbance-dependent endangered butterfly and a large number of additional rare species that depend on the barrens ecosystem.



Recovery Land Acquisition Grants by State:


Priarie bush clover is a species of the tallgrass prairie.

Photo by USFWS; Phil Delphey


Recovery and Protection for Karst Dependent Federally-Listed Species in Missouri (Lawrence County, IA) $534,750

The Missouri Department of Conservation is awarded $534,750 to acquire an 895-acre conservation easement on land that will protect important karst and cave recharge areas in southwest Missouri. Protections will provide significant benefits for the gray bat, Ozark cavefish, and Missouri bladderpod. Easement lands will be managed by the Ozark Regional Land Trust and will protect ground water aquifers and cave recharge areas, foraging areas and movement corridors for bats, as well as limestone glades and important caves. Protections will reduce the threats to these species from habitat degradation and development. 



Prairie Bush Clover Recovery Land Acquisition - Smith Drumlin Prairie (Dane County, WI) $138,000. 

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will acquire 40 acres of land in fee title to benefit the threatened prairie bush clover. The lands will be managed as a State Natural Area by The Prairie Enthusiasts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of native prairie habitats. This acquisition protects a viable prairie bush clover population by advancing the recovery goal of protecting 15 such populations in the peripheral area. 


Prairie Bush Clover Recovery Land Acquisition - Borah Creek Prairie State Natural Area * (Grant County, WI) $378,000.  

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is awarded $378,000 to acquire 252 acres of land in fee title to benefit the threatened prairie bush clover. The lands to be acquired will be managed as part of the Borah Creek State Natural Area. The acquisition and restoration of the area, which is currently cropped, will enhance the third largest population of prairie bush clover in Wisconsin.



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