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Endangered Species Program

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species program is conserving and restoring threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems.

 

 

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Service in the Midwest

 

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

 

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Piping Plover - Great Lakes Population

Critical Habitat

 

Below are links to the Final Decision to designate critical habitat for the Great Lakes Breeding Population of the piping plover and information about the designation, critical habitat, and piping plovers.

Piping plover

Photo by USFWS; Joel Trick

CRITICAL HABITAT INFORMATION

 

May 7, 2001: Final Determination of Critical habitat for the Great Lake Breeding Population of the Piping Plover (pdf file -  323KB, 32 pages)

 

Summary of the Final Determination of Critical Habitat for the Great Lakes Breeding Population of the Piping Plover

 

April 2001: Economic Analysis of Critical Habitat Designation for the Piping Plover:  Great Lakes Breeding Habitat - Final Addendum (pdf file; 43 pages - 145KB)

 

Questions and Answers

 

Critical Habitat Fact Sheet Adobe PDF Icon

 

Counties in the Great Lakes States that have Piping Plover Critical Habitat

 

Critical Habitat Maps

Maps and Written Descriptions of Piping Plover Critical Habitat (taken from the Final Rule to Designate Critical Habitat)

Illinois and Indiana

Michigan (The description of Michigan critical habitat begins on the bottom of the first page. The first page begins with the description and map for Illinois and Indiana)

Minnesota (includes Douglas County, WI)

New York

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Wisconsin

Marinette and Manitowoc Counties, WI

Ashland and Douglas Counties, WI (includes St. Louis County, MN)

 


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