Piping Plover

Threatened and Endangered Species

Last updated 5/2015

North Dakota has twelve species listed as threatened (likely to become an endangered species in the near future) or endangered (in danger of extinction now) via the Endangered Species Act.

North Dakota does not have a state endangered or threatened species list. Only those species listed by the Endangered Species Act of 1973 are considered threatened or endangered in North Dakota.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has primary oversight of threatened and endangered species. Contact the North Dakota Ecological Services Field Office in Bismarck for more information on these species 701-250-4481 or northdakotafieldoffice@fws.gov

North Dakota ESA Listed Species

Black-footed Ferret Image

Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) - Endangered

Dakota Skipper Image

Dakota Skipper (Hesperia dacotae) - Threatened

Gray Wolf Image

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) - Endangered

Least Tern Image

Least Tern (Sterna antillarum) - Endangered

Northern Long-eared Bat Image

Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) - Threatened

Pallid Sturgeon Image

Pallid Sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) - Endangered

Piping Plover Image

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) - Threatened

Poweshiek Skipperling Image

Poweshiek Skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek) - Endangered

Red Knot Image

Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa) - Threatened

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis)  Image

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis) - Endangered

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid Image

Western Prairie Fringed Orchid (Platanthera praeclara - may be referred to as Habenaria leucophaea) - Threatened

Whooping Crane Image

Whooping Crane (Grus americana) - Endangered

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