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Lesser prarire-chicken. Photo Credit: © McRoberts, USFWS
 
Lesser Prairie-chicken
(Tympanuchus pallidicinctus)
 


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Service Seeks Comment on Proposal to List the Lesser Prairie-Chicken under the Endangered Species Act

May 2021
After a thorough review of the best available science, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list two distinct population segments (DPS) of the lesser prairie-chicken under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service is requesting comments or information from the public, governmental agencies, the scientific community, industry, or any other interested parties concerning this proposed rule. The lesser prairie-chicken currently occupies a five-state range that includes Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado and faces a number of threats, including, modification, degradation, and fragmentation of its habitat.

Press Release
FAQs (PDF)
Proposed Rule
Species Status Assessment (PDF)
LPC Proposed Listing Briefing (mpeg recording)

Virtual Public Hearing Information:
The Service will hold two public hearings to gather public comments on the listing proposal.

We will hold a public informational session on July 8, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Time, followed by a public hearing from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Register for this public hearing.

On July 14, 2021 we will hold a second public informational session from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Time, followed by a public hearing from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register for this public hearing.





Contact: Aislinn Maestas
Email: aislinn_maestas@fws.gov

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Last updated: June 10, 2021