Rock Island Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region


Kraig McPeek

Field Office Supervisor


Rock Island Field Office

Ecological Services
1511 47th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Phone: 309-757-5800
Fax: 309-757-5807
Federal Relay: 800-877-8339

-8339 (Federal Relay)




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In a race against extinction, rusty patched

bumble bee is listed as endangered


Rusty patched bumble bee

Photo courtesy Christy Stewart


January 10, 2017


Just 20 years ago, the rusty patched bumble bee was a common sight, so ordinary that it went almost unnoticed as it moved from flower to flower, collecting nectar and pollen. But the species, now balancing precariously on the brink of extinction, has become the first-ever bumble bee in the United States -- and the first bee of any kind in the contiguous 48 states -- to be declared endangered.


The endangered designation is made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act for species that are in danger of becoming extinct throughout all or a portion of their range. Service Midwest Regional Director Tom Melius said, “Our top priority is to act quickly to prevent extinction of the rusty patched bumble bee. Listing the bee as endangered will help us mobilize partners and focus resources on finding ways right now to stop the decline.”


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April 25, 2016: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Determines Critical Habitat is Not Prudent for Threatened Northern Long-eared Bats

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