Lesser Prairie Chicken
July 2016 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Removes Lesser Prairie-Chicken from List of Threatened and Endangered Species in Accordance with Court Order
Information on this website may not be current. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is undertaking a new status review to determine whether listing is again warranted.
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PUBLICATION: Working Lands for Wildlife (from the Natural Resources Conservation Service)
FINAL DRAFT: LPC Range-wide Conservation Plan
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|The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a move to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened or endangered species because of a population decline of more than 90 percent since settlement.
Within one year of that date, FWS will have to make a final decision whether the species warrants listing according to the Endangered Species Act. If so, FWS will determine whether to list it as threatened or endangered. If listed, land management decisions could be affected on over 100 million acres where the lesser prairie chicken currently is found.
Kansas LPC: Focal Areas
- Kansas Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative (NRCS)
- National Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
- Results of the 2012 Range-wide Survey of Lesser Prairie Chickens (Oct. 2012)
- Range-wide Population Estimation and Monitoring for Lesser Prairie Chickens