Dawn Marsh

Dawn Marsh, USFWS biologist surveying for RPBB
Fish and Wildlife Biologist

3815 American Blvd. East
Bloomington, MN 55425
United States

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About Dawn Marsh

I’m a Fish and Wildlife Biologist in Bloomington, Minnesota and work on a variety of topics including, but not limited to prairie plants, pollinators, wind energy, and mitigation. I work closely with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration on section 7 consultations and review solar and wind projects in Minnesota and Wisconsin. I also serve as the national recovery lead for Karner blue butterfly, western prairie fringed orchid, and prairie bush-clover.   


M.S. 2019. Biology (Thesis: “Behavior, Nest Site Selection and Success of Black Terns”). Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI. 

B.S. 2014. Environmental Science (Natural Resources). Minor in Biology. Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI. 


Marsh, D.S. 2020. Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) Nest Success and Incubation Behavior in Northern Michigan, United States. Waterbirds. 43:186-197. 

Corace, R.G. III, S.A. Weiss, D.S. Marsh, E.L. Comes and F.J. Cuthbert. 2017. A fixed-plot sampling methodology for estimating common tern (Sterna hirundo) colony size. Journal of Great Lakes Research 43:1160-1164. 

Areas of expertise
Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultations
Recovery Planning and Implementation
Species Status Assessments

From The Library

Peer Review Plan for the Prairie Bush-Clover Species Status Assessment Report

This is a peer review plan for the Prairie Bush-Clover Species Status Assessment Report

Peer Review Plan for the Hall's Bulrush Species Status Assessment Report

This plan is how we will peer review the Hall's Bulrush species status assessment report.