Endangered Species
Midwest Region



Midwest Region State Map

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you


Endangered Species Program

Conserving and restoring threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems


Great Lake Restoration Initiative logo


Endangered, Threatened, Proposed, and Candidates in the Upper Midwest



Bat Box Fact Sheet

Minnesota | Indiana | Wisconsin



Helping bats survive white-nose syndrome includes helping them survive overall. The White-Nose Syndrome website porvides information that can help you help bats when carrying out various management activities.

Management Practices to Help Bats Survive - links to White-Nose Sydrome Response Team


Beneficial Forest Management Practices for WNS-affected Bats in the Eastern United States Adobe PDF Icon


Section 7 and Section 10

Indiana Bat Section 7 and Section 10 Wind Energy Guidance


Transportation Section 7 Programmatic Consultation: Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration


White-nose Syndrome in Bats

White-Nose Syndrome


Decontamination Protocol for Bat Field Studies Use the most current version of the Protocol provided on the website. These protocols apply to anyone handling bats and working under a Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit (aka Federal Research Permit). The purpose of the protocols are to minimize the potential for transmission of white-nose syndrome (WNS) while handling bats (both between handler and bats and between bats). 


Photos of bats with white-nose syndrome: Fish and Wildlife Service Flickr Site; search "White-nose Syndrome"


Canada lynx ( Lynx canadensis)

Status: Threatened

Canada lynx Home


Gray bat(Myotis grisescens)

Status: Endangered

Gray Bat Home


Gray wolf (Canis lupus)

Gray Wolf Home

Species Profile (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's National Endangered Species Website)


Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis)

Status: Endangered

Indiana Bat Home


Northern long-eared bat

Status: Threatened

Northern long-eared Bat Home


Ozark big-eared bat (Plecotus townsendii ingens)

Status: Endangered

Fact sheet

Species Account

Species Profile (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's National Endangered Species Website)



Midwest Endangered Species Home


Last updated: August 14, 2018