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Listing Status:    and  

Population detail

The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Black-Footed ferret 

Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1967-03-11 Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6) Wherever found, except where listed as an experimental population Additional species information
1991-08-21 Mountain-Prairie Region (Region 6) U.S.A. (WY and specified portions of AZ, CO, MT, SD, and UT, see 17.84(g)(9))
 

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2013-01-23 00:00:00.0 78 FR 4866 4867 Enhancement of Survival Permit Application; Draft Black-Footed Ferret Programmatic Safe Harbor Agreement and Environmental Assessment; Reopening of Public Comment Period
2000-10-13 00:00:00.0 65 FR 60879 60889 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-Footed Ferrets in North-Central South Dakota
1996-03-20 00:00:00.0 61 FR 11320 11336 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-Footed Ferrets in Aubrey Valley, Arizona
1994-08-18 00:00:00.0 59 FR 42696 42715 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black- footed Ferrets in North-Central Montana
1970-04-14 00:00:00.0 35 FR 6069 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Endangered Species Conservation); 35 FR 6069
1967-03-11 00:00:00.0 32 FR 4001 Endangered Species List - 1967
2000-07-18 00:00:00.0 65 FR 440510 44518 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-Footed Ferrets in North-Central South Dakota
2015-04-10 00:00:00.0 80 FR 19263 19275 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-Footed Ferrets in Wyoming
2014-05-06 00:00:00.0 79 FR 25883 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of Nine Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
1993-05-19 00:00:00.0 58 FR 29176 29186 ETWP; Proposed Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-Footed Ferrets in Southwestern South Dakota
2003-05-16 00:00:00.0 68 FR 26498 26510 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of Nonessential Experimental Population Status and Reintroduction of Black-Footed Ferrets in South-Central South Dakota
2013-04-23 00:00:00.0 78 FR 23948 23949 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Black-Footed Ferret Draft Recovery Plan
1998-10-01 00:00:00.0 63 FR 52824 52841 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-footed Ferrets in Northwestern Colorado and Northeastern Utah; Final Rule
1994-08-18 00:00:00.0 59 FR 42682 42694 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black- footed Ferrets in Southwestern South Dakota
2015-10-30 00:00:00.0 80 FR 66821 66838 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-footed Ferrets in Wyoming
1997-04-29 00:00:00.0 62 FR 23202 23211 ETWP; Proposed Establishment of a Nonessential Population of Black-footed Ferrets in Northwestern Colorado and Northeastern Utah
2013-12-23 00:00:00.0 78 FR 77485 77486 Notice of Availability: Revised Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret
1991-05-24 00:00:00.0 56 FR 23830 23842 ETWP; Proposed Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Mustela nigripes (Black-Footed Ferrets) in Southeastern Wyoming 56 FR 23830 23842
1970-06-02 00:00:00.0 35 FR 8491 8498 Part 17 - Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife (First List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife as Appendix A)
2002-09-11 00:00:00.0 67 FR 57558 57567 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-footed Ferrets in South-central South Dakota
1991-08-21 00:00:00.0 56 FR 41473 41490 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Mustela nigripes (Black-Footed ferrets) in Southeastern Wyoming; 56 FR 41473 41490
Special Rule Publications
Date Citation Page Title
2002-09-11 00:00:00.0 67 FR 57558 57567 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-footed Ferrets in South-central South Dakota
2000-10-13 00:00:00.0 65 FR 60879 60889 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-Footed Ferrets in North-Central South Dakota
1994-08-18 00:00:00.0 59 FR 42696 42715 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black- footed Ferrets in North-Central Montana
1997-04-29 00:00:00.0 62 FR 23202 23211 ETWP; Proposed Establishment of a Nonessential Population of Black-footed Ferrets in Northwestern Colorado and Northeastern Utah
2003-05-16 00:00:00.0 68 FR 26498 26510 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of Nonessential Experimental Population Status and Reintroduction of Black-Footed Ferrets in South-Central South Dakota
1996-03-20 00:00:00.0 61 FR 11320 11336 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-Footed Ferrets in Aubrey Valley, Arizona
1998-10-01 00:00:00.0 63 FR 52824 52841 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black-footed Ferrets in Northwestern Colorado and Northeastern Utah; Final Rule
1991-08-21 00:00:00.0 56 FR 41473 41490 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Mustela nigripes (Black-Footed ferrets) in Southeastern Wyoming; 56 FR 41473 41490
1991-05-24 00:00:00.0 56 FR 23830 23842 ETWP; Proposed Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Mustela nigripes (Black-Footed Ferrets) in Southeastern Wyoming 56 FR 23830 23842
1994-08-18 00:00:00.0 59 FR 42682 42694 ETWP; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Black- footed Ferrets in Southwestern South Dakota

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
2013-11-08 Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) View Implementation Progress Final Revision 2
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2013-12-23 78 FR 77485 77486 Notice of Availability: Revised Recovery Plan for the Black-Footed Ferret
  • Notice Recovery Plan Avail.
2014-05-06 79 FR 25883 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of Nine Species in the Mountain-Prairie Region
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
2013-04-23 78 FR 23948 23949 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Black-Footed Ferret Draft Recovery Plan
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
Five Year Review
Date Title
2014-08-13 Black-footed Ferret 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Black-Footed ferret.

» Conservation Plans

Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA): (learn more)
SHA Plan Summaries
Black-footed Ferret Rangewide Programmatic SHA
Black-footed Ferret Rangewide Programmatic SHA

» Petitions

» Biological Opinions

» Life History

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