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Eastern Massasauga

Archives

 

Below is a chronological list of previous Federal Register publications, with associated information materials, and other actions pertaining to the Endangered Species Act status of the eastern massasauga.

 

Proposal to List Eastern Massasauga as a Threatened Species

Sept. 29, 2015

Throughout its range, less than half of the eastern massasauga’s historical populations have been confirmed to still exist.  We know of 581 historical populations, of which 193 have been lost and the status of 121 is uncertain – with the likelihood that many of those populations have also been lost.  We have information indicating that 267 of the historical populations still exist today; most of those remaining populations have some level of threat.

 

News Release Adobe PDF Icon

 

Federal Register Proposed Rule Adobe PDF Icon

 

Questions and Answers

 

Fact Sheet

 

 

Candidate Conservation Agreement

Feb. 23, 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources applied for an enhancement of survival permit under the Endangered Species Act. The permit would authorize take of eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus), resulting from certain land use and conservation activities, should the species be listed as endangered or threatened in the future.

 

Proposed CCAA and Supporting Information

About CCAAs

 

Candidate Species Status for Eastern Massasauga (1999)

 

Questions and Answers About Conservation of the Eastern Massasauga

 

Candidate Form (2011)

 

Why Conserve  a Venomous Snake? (1999)

 

1998 Status Assessment (71-page PDF; 1.5 MB)

 


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