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

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e-mail: EastLansing@fws.gov

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2010 News and Accomplishments


December 17, 2010: Ultralight-led Whooping Cranes Arrive at First Wintering Destination in Florida



Dec. 10, 2010: Status of Wolves in the Western Great Lakes Under the Endangered Species Act

Wolf running in snow.  Photo by Corel Corp.


Nov. 23, 2010: Karner Blue Butterfly Propagation Manual now available.

Karner blue butterfly on stem.  Photo by USFWS; Phil Delphey









Nov. 16, 2010: Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals from States for FY 2011 Endangered Species Grants

News Release

Fact Sheet (PDF)

More about Grants to States



Nov. 9, 2010: Service Announces Annual List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act


Nov. 2, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Endangered Species Act Protection for Two Freshwater Mussels

Logperch approaching a snuffbox mussel.  Photo by Dr. Chris Barnhart; Missouri State University

News Release
Rayed Bean Mussel
Snuffbox Mussel






October 27: Comments Sought on Plan to Combat Deadly White-Nose Syndrome in Bats

Little brown bat with white-nose syndrome.  Photo by Al Hicks; New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation


New Release


Draft Plan and Background Information







Oct. 19, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Request for Proposals for Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act
Shoreline protection project in progress.  Photo by USFWS



October 11: Tenth Group of Endangered Whooping Cranes Depart on Ultralight-guided Flight to Florida

News Release







Sept. 14, 2010: Change in taxonomic names of three Midwest Listed Plants: Leedy's roseroot, Michigan monkeyflower, and Missouri bladderpod.
Federal Register Final Rule


Sept. 14, 2010: 90-Day Finding on Petitions to Delist the Gray Wolf in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan

- News Release
- Federal Register Notice
- Information about Wolves in the Western Great Lakes States
- Information about the Petition Process   


Gray wolf








Sept. 13, 2010: National Wildlife Refuge System closes caves to slow spread of white-nose syndrome
News Release (PDF)
About white-nose syndrome


Sept. 1, 2010: Wild Whooping Crane Chicks Fledge in Wisconsin


August 30, 2010: Funds will Enhance Great Lakes Coastal Habitats and Species

Hine's emerald dragonfly

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide $400,000 under its Coastal Program as part of a partnership to conserve fish, wildlife and habitat across the Great Lakes basin.  Read More>>


August 10, 2010: Struggles and Triumphs in the Piping Plover's Fight for Survival - - a blog post from a piping plover nest monitor.


August 3, 2010: Pitcher's Thistle at 4H Camp

On August 3, 2010 I spent an entire day and night with campers at the 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp at Camp Chickagami. This camp is for children ages 13–16 and is all about experiencing, enjoying, learning about, and understanding our natural resources. They also learn about environmental stewardship, endangered and threatened species, community service, and leadership. Read More >>





June 14, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Approved Endangered Species Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants


June 3, 2010: Final Post-Delisting Monitoring Plan for the Bald Eagle


May 19, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Celebrates Endangered Species Day
News Release
Feature Stories and Information about Threatened and Endangered Species in the Midwest



Groups of 8th grade students measuring jack pine.  Photo by USFWS; Christie Deloria

May 20, 2010: Kirtland's Warbler and Young Scientists: A Wonderful New Partnership

The future, they say, is in the hands of the children.  This is especially true for endangered species: if upcoming generations don’t understand the importance of these rare life forms and know how to ensure their survival, then who will be there to save them? Read More >> 









May 6, 2010: Public Updated on Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Lyondell Bankruptcy for the Kalamazoo River, Michigan.

On May 6, 2010, Lisa Williams of the East Lansing Field Office made a presentation to approximately 60 people to update them on the progress in the Natural Resource Damage Assessment and the results of the Lyondell Bankruptcy for the Kalamazoo River, Michigan, Environment.  Read more >>



April 23, 2010: Winners of Kid's National Endangered Species Day Art Contest Announced


April 23, 2010: Service Revises Critical Habitat for Endangered Dragonfly
News Release
Background Information


April 12, 2010: Secretary Salazar Announces Nearly $66 Million in Grants to Conserve Habitat of Threatened and Endangered Species
News Release
2010 Funded Projects in the Midwest


April 12, 2010: Recent Monitoring Shows Decrease in PCBs in Saginaw Bay Walleye After Dredging

Recently published papers demonstrate that concentrations of PCBs in walleye from the Saginaw Bay ecosystem have decreased significantly in the last 15 years.   Read more >>


April 7, 2010: Fostering Diversity in the Conservation Community

Tameka Dandridge of the East Lansing Field Office participated in the 2010 Michigan Bird Conservation Initiative (MiBCI) Ornithological Congress as a moderator for the Fostering Diversity in the Conservation Community session. Read more >>


April 1, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces $1 Million to States For Wolf Livestock Compensation Project Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin will receive grants



March 31, 2010: ELFO Biologist Attends Copperbelly Water Snake Partnership Meeting

East Lansing Field Office biologist, Barbara Hosler, attended the copperbelly water snake partnership meeting and provided an update to partners about the Service's copperbelly activities, including the spotlight species action plan, 5-year review, and direction of the modeling efforts. Read more >>


March 03, 2010: National Kids’ Art Contest Highlights Importance of Endangered Species


March 3, 2010: Toxicology Class Learns About contaminants Issues of the Detroit River

On March 3, approximately 20 students in Michigan State University’s senior-level course, “Topics in Toxicology”, learned about the mission and major programs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and about the history and current status of human impacts on the Detroit River from Dr. Lisa Williams, East Lansing Field Office. Read more >>


March 2, 2010: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Equipped for Eagle Conservation

At the request of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), the East Lansing Ecological Services Field Office travelled to Detroit, Michigan to inform Corps employees about new regulations and procedures for the issuance of two newly available federal permits for take of bald and golden eagles. Read more >>

February 22, 2010: Request for Proposals under the Great Lakes Restoration Inititiative Program.


Feb. 18, 2010: Endangered Species Day is May 21, 2010.

Endangered Species Day artwork.  Photo provided by the Endangered Species CoalitionEach spring, Endangered Species day provides opportunities to celebrate our heritage of fish, wildlife, and plants and the ecosystems on which they depend. For the fifth year, the Fish and Wildlife Service will observe Endangered Species Day by recognizing the importance of endangered and threatened species and focusing attention on what we can do to save them.

Last year's activities may provide inspiration for this year. They included patrolling sea turtle nesting sites, hiking scout trails to observe bats at night, paddling rivers to look for Appalachian elktoe mussels, planting native trees at refuges, releasing Puerto Rican toad tadpoles, participating in games such as the "Louisiana black bear maze," removing invasive plants, touring parks, enjoying presentations at zoos and libraries, and taking part in a national art contest sponsored by the Endangered Species Coalition.

Art Contest for Students
Endangered Species Day Activities



January 12, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Investigating Wolf Killings in Three States

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, is investigating 16 incidents of wolves being killed illegally in November and December of 2009 in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.



January 4, 2010: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Request for Proposals for Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Projects

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced a request for project proposals to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes fish habitat under the Great Lakes Basin Fish Habitat Partnership (Partnership).

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