ESA Listing Proposals & Rules –
Northern Long-Eared Bat (69 counties) – Threatened
- Northern Long Eared Bat and 4d Rule Federal Register – Threatened
- Northern Long Eared Bat Map
- USFWS Northern Long-eared Bat page
- Northern Long-eared Bat Species Profile page
Whooping Crane (49 counties) – Endangered
- 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation – Endangered
- FWS Vision for the Next 5-year Strategic Plan – Endangered
- USFWS Whooping Crane page
- Whooping Crane Species Profile page
- Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Plan (2nd Revision), November 2013 – Endangered
- Black-footed Ferret Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement
- USFWS Black-footed Ferret Page
- Black-footed Ferret Species Profile page
Endangered Species Act – Ongoing Litigation
Threatened and Endangered Species Litigation Information can be found here.
SPECIES UNDER 12-MONTH STATUS REVIEW*
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.
Lesser Prairie-Chicken (41 Counties) – Candidate
- Lesser Prairie Chicken Final Rule – Threatened — (Vacated 9/1/15)
- Lesser Prairie Chicken Final 4(d) Rule – Threatened
- Lesser Prairie Chicken Species Profile & Map
- Order Granting Summary Judgment and Vacating Lesser Prairie Chicken Listing
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.
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.