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

 


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Section 7 Consultation Technical Assistance

Species Specific Section 7 Guidance and Conservation Measures

 

We are developing conservation measures and species-specific guidance for section 7 related decisions. As we develop the products, they will be posted.

 

The information provided falls into 3 general categories: (1) conservation measures for avoiding or minimizing adverse effects, (2) guidance for determining “may be present,” and (3) proactive management suggestions.

 

MAMMALS

Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis)

Section 7 Consultation with Federal Highway Administration

 

Indiana Bat Section 7 and Section 10 Wind Energy Guidance

 

Indiana Bat Project Review Guidance for Michigan Adobe PDF Icon

 

Biological Opinions - final Biological Opinions for federal actions that may affect Indiana bats

 

Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis)

Section 7 Consultation for Federal Projects that fit under the 4(d) Rule

 

Section 7 Consultation with Federal Highway Administration and Federal Railroad Administration

 

Northern Long-eared Bat Project Review Guidance for Michigan Adobe PDF Icon

 

Biological Opinions - final Biological Opinions for federal actions that may affect northern long-eared bats

 

FISHES

Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka)

Guidelines for Construction Projects that May Affect Topeka Shiner Habitat in Minnesota Adobe PDF Icon

 

Topeka Shiner Range and Designated Critical Habitat in IowaAdobe PDF Icon

 

INSECTS

Dakota Skipper (Hesperia dacotae)

Dakota Skipper Section 7 Guidance 18-page PDF Adobe PDF Icon: updated May 2016

 

Dakota Skipper Conservation Guidelines 10-page PDF Adobe PDF Icon; updated May 2016

 

Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)

The Wisconsin DNR Karner blue web page has High Potential Range Maps in Wisconsin. Scroll to the middle of the page for links to the maps.

 

Karner Blue Butterfly Threats Summary Table (PDF)

 

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis)

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Guidance for Project Proponents

 

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Section 7(a)(2) Guidance Adobe PDF Icon

 

PLANTS

Eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea)

Determining whether eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) may be present in a proposed project area in the following northeastern Illinois counties: Cook, Lake, McHenry, DuPage, Kane, and Will

 

Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans)

Determining Whether Minnesota Dwarf Trout Lily may be present in a project area in Minnesota

 

Running buffalo clover (Trifolium stoloniferum)

Management Recommendations for Running Buffalo Clover in Ohio

 

Western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara)

Determining Whether Western Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera praeclara) May be Present in a Project Area in Minnesota

 


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Last updated: August 6, 2018