Twin Cities Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region


Twin Cities Field Office

4101 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 952-252-0092
Fax: 952-646-2873
TTY: 1-800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)




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2013 News and Feature Stories


Dec. 28, 2013: The Endangered Species Act - Four Decades of Conservation Success


News Release



Bald Eagle





Nov. 26, 2014: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Extends Comment Period on Proposal to List the Northern Long-eared Bat as Endangered





Nov. 4, 2013: Public meetings conducted for two prairie butterflies' proposed rules




October 24, 2013: Proposed Critical Habitat for Dakota and Poweshiek Skipperling




U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Butterflies


Dakota skipper on purple coneflower.

Photo by Erik Runquist; Minnesota Zoo


October 23, 2013

Two butterflies, the Dakota skipper and the Poweshiek skipperling, have been proposed for protection under the Endangered Species Act due to steep population declines, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


The Service has proposed the Dakota skipper as a threatened species. Found in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Canada, the Dakota skipper has experienced a dramatic decline in numbers and no longer occurs on half the sites where previously found.


The Poweshiek skipperling is proposed as endangered. This butterfly, once found in eight states and Canada, now occurs only in a few native prairie remnants in Wisconsin and Michigan, and in Manitoba, Canada. Surveys indicate that Poweshiek skipperlings are gone from nearly 90 percent of the sites where they were previously found.


Continue Reading News Release


Dakota Skipper and Poweshiek Skipperling Proposed Listing and Proposed Critical Habitat


Dakota Skipper Home


Poweshiek Skipperling Home





October 17, 2013: First Year of the CRI Freshwater Mussel Project Completed: Details on the Spectaclecase Portion







Oct. 2, 2013: Northern long-eared bat proposed as endangered

News Release
Northern Long-eared Bat Home


Northern long-eared bat





 Sept. 27, 2013: Service Proposes to List Red Knot as a Threatened Species Under the Endangered Species Act


News Release

Red Knot Home


Red Knot





Sept. 26, 2013: Revised Critical Habitat for Canada Lynx Proposed - no new changes for Minnesota





May 22, 2013: Service Announces Endangered Species Recovery Champion Award Winners; Resident from Minnesota Honored





May 14, 2013: Mussels Gain Ground in the Twin Cities


Higgins eye pearlymussels




April 22: Happy Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day, CBS News highlighted 12 endangered species, including the Higgins eye pearlymussel and Indiana bat. Check it out!

Higgins eye pearlymussel





Feb. 11, 2013: Service Announces Annual Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest





January 14, 2013: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Begins Commemoration of 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act




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Last updated: July 28, 2017