ESA Listing Proposals & Rules –


Northern Long-Eared Bat (69 counties) – Threatened

Northern Long-eared Bat Know or believed Occurrences Map



Whooping Crane (49 counties) – Endangered

Whooping Crane Known or Believed Occurrences Map


Black-footed Ferret

Black-footed Ferret Known or Believed Occurrences Map

Endangered Species Act – Ongoing Litigation

Threatened and Endangered Species Litigation Information can be found here.


Monarch Butterfly (105 Counties)

On December 29, 2014, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced it would conduct a 12-month status review of the Monarch Butterfly under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which would affect all USA states except Alaska. USFWS published their determination that a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Dr. Lincoln Brower to list a subspecies of Monarch presents substantial information indicating that a threatened listing may be warranted.Monarch Butterfly Known or Believed Occurrence Map



Lesser Prairie-Chicken (41 Counties) – Candidate

Lesser Prairie Chicken Known or Believed Map


Sprague’s Pipit (105 Counties)

The Sprague’s Pipit is a Candidate Species – which USFWS claims it occurs in all 105 counties of Kansas, plus areas in Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas.

Spragues Pipit Known or Believed Occurrences Map

Arkansas Darter (18 Counties)

The Arkansas darter is a Candidate Species – which occurs in a number of watersheds and isolated streams in 18 counties of south-central and southwestern Kansas, as well as, eastern Colorado and the Cimarron watershed in northwest Oklahoma, along with sites in extreme northwestern Arkansas, southwestern Missouri, and northeastern Oklahoma within the Neosho River watershed.Arkansas Darter Believed or Known Occurrence Map


*[12-month status review is a review of the species data, which results in a determination by USFWS of whether a petitioned action to propose listing of a species is warranted.]
**[Candidate Species are species which USFWS contends they have sufficient information on biological vulnerability and threats to support proposing listing rules of endangered or threatened but are delayed at this time due to higher priority listing actions for other candidate species.]
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