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Hine's Emerald Dragonfly

Recovery Plan


The Hine's Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana) Recovery Plan presents a blueprint for action by Federal and State agencies, other organizations, and private landowners interested in helping recover this endangered dragonfly. A PDF version of the Recovery Plan is available below. Because the file size is large (4.6 MB), the Plan is also separated into sections for faster viewing and downloading. Additionally, the Recovery Plan is available as a hard copy by request from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Chicago Field Office (1250 South Grove St., Suite 103, Barrington, IL 60010; Phone 847/381-2253). TTY users may contact the Service through the Federal Relay Service at 8-800-877-8339.



Photo of a Hine's emerald dragonfly sitting on a researcher's hand.

The Hine's emerald dragonfly lives in special wetlands called "fens" and is found in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Alabama.

Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Recovery Plan (pdf 4.3 mb; 133 pages)


Cover Page, Disclaimer, Recovery Team, Acknowledgements, Executive Summary, Table of Contents (PDF 245 kb; 10 pages)


Introduction (PDF 2.13 mb; 30 pages)


Recovery (PDF 142 kb; 43 pages)


Implementation (pdf 34 kb; 8 pages)


Appendix 1: Glossary (pdf 13 kb; 12 pages)


Appendix 2: Sites surveyed for Hine's emerald dragonfly (pdf 64 kb; 20 pages)


Appendix 3: Guidelines for locating Hine's emerald dragonfly adults (pdf 1.64 mb; 8 pages)


Appendix 4: Water chemistry from Hine's emerald dragonfly sites (pdf 11 kb; 1 page)


Appendix 5: Rare species associated with Hine's emerald dragonfly (pdf 26 kb; 6 pages)


Appendix 6: Agency and public comment on the draft plan (pdf 29 kb; 5 pages)



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Last updated: March 12, 2018