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Transcript
Michigan’s Wildlife
Melanie Stoughton
Water Quality Technician
St. Joseph Conservation District
Partnership between:
Wildlife
What Do These Species
Have in Common?
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They are all either
Threatened, Endangered, or
a Candidate for the
Endangered Species List
Endangered Species List-Terms
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Candidate: plants and animals which FWS
(Fish and Wildlife Service) proposed added to
Federal Endangered and Threatened Species
list
Critical Habitat:specific geographic areas
whether occupied by list species or not that are
determined to be essential for the conservation
and management of listed species and that
have been formally described in the Federal
Registry
Endangered Species List-Terms
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Threatened: plant or animal that is likely to
become endangered within the foreseeable
future throughout all or a significant portion of
its range.
Endangered: plant or animal that is in danger
of extinction within the foreseeable future
throughout all or a significant portion of its
range.
Bald Eagle-Threatened
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Habitat
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Aquatic, forested
shorelines
Second largest bird in
North America
Why Threatened?
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Historic: DDT
Current: Loss of nesting
habitat due to
development.
Indiana Bat-Endangered
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Habitat
Why Endangered?
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Vulnerable to
disturbance.
Cave
Commercialization
Habitat
Loss/Degradation
Pesticides
Copperbelly Water Snake-
Threatened
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Habitat
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Lowland swamps,
warm quiet waters.
Why Threatened?
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Habitat
Loss/Degradation
Collection
Predation
Eastern Massasauga- Candidate

Habitat
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Wet prairies,
marshes, low areas
along lakes and
rivers.
Why a Candidate?

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Eradication out of
fear.
Habitat Loss
Mitchell’s Satyr-Endangered

Habitat
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Fens, wetlands with
high carbonate
containing soils.
Why Endangered?

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Habitat
Loss/Degradation
Pesticides and other
pollutants.
Butterfly collectors
For an updated list, look at the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s database - www.fws.gov/endangered/
Federally Listed Species in
Michigan
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Mammals
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Grey Wolf
Canada Lynx
Northern Long-Eared
Bat
Indiana Bat
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Kirtland’s Warbler
Piping Plover
Red Knot
Reptiles

Copperbelly Watersnake
Insects
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Birds
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Hine’s Emerald
Dragonfly
Hungerford’s Crawling
Water Beetle
Karner Blue Butterfly
Mitchell’s Satyr
Poweshiek Skipperling
Mussels
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Clubshell
Northern Riffleshell
Rayed Bean
Snuffbox
Federally Listed Species in
Michigan
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Plants
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American Hart’s Tongue Fern
Dwarf Lake Iris
Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid
Houghton’s Goldenrod
Lakeside Daisy
Michigan Monkey Flower
Pitcher’s Thistle
Small Whorled Pogonia
What are we doing to save these
species?

Recovery
Priority
 Outline
 Plan

Habitat Restoration
 Education/Outreach
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Questions?