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Population detail

The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Whooping crane 

Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
03/11/1967 Southwest Region (Region 2) Wherever found, except where listed as an experimental population
06/26/2001 Southwest Region (Region 2) U.S.A. (AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NC, NM, OH, SC, TN, UT, VA, WI, WV, western half of WY)
01/22/1993 Southeast Region (Region 4) U.S.A. (CO, ID, FL, NM, UT, and the western half of Wyoming)
02/03/2011 Southeast Region (Region 4) U.S.A (Southwestern Louisiana)
 

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
07/21/1997 62 FR 38932 38939 ETWP; Final Rule to Designate the Whooping Crane of the Rocky Mountains as Experimental Nonessential and to Remove Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Designations From Four Locations
02/06/1996 61 FR 4394 4401 ETWP; Proposal to Designate the Whooping Cranes of the Rocky Mountains as Experimental Nonessential and to Remove Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Designations From Four Locations
08/19/2010 75 FR 51223 51237 Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Endangered Whooping Cranes in Southwestern Louisiana
05/29/2007 72 FR 29544 Notice of Availability of the Revised Recovery Plan for the Whooping Crane (Grus americana)
12/16/1975 40 FR 58308 58312 Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for Snail Darter, American Crocodile, Whooping Crane, California Condor, Indiana Bat, and Florida Manatee; 40 FR 58308 58312 (Percina (Imostoma) sp., Crocodylus acutus, Grus americana, Gymnogyps californicus, Myotis sodalis, Trichechus manatus)
08/17/1978 43 FR 36588 36590 Proposed Critical Habitat for the Whooping Crane
06/26/2001 66 FR 33903 33917 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Whooping Cranes in the Eastern United States
04/14/1970 35 FR 6069 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Endangered Species Conservation); 35 FR 6069
09/29/1992 57 FR 44721 44729 ETWP; Proposal to Establish an Experimental Nonessential Population of Whooping Cranes in Florida; 57 FR 44721 44729
01/11/2005 70 FR 1902 1903 Notice of Availability of the Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Whooping Crane (Grus americana)
06/02/1970 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)
01/22/1993 58 FR 5561 5918 ETWP; Establishment of an Experimental Nonessential Population of Whooping Cranes in Florida; (Grus americana)
03/11/1967 32 FR 4001 Endangered Species List - 1967
05/15/1978 43 FR 20938 20942 Determination of Critical Habitat for the Whooping Crane
03/06/1979 44 FR 12382 12384 Requirement to Withdraw or Supplement Proposals to Determine Various U.S. Taxa of Plants and Wildlife as Endangered or Threatened or to Determine Critical Habitat for Such Species
03/29/2010 75 FR 15454 15456 5-Year Status Reviews of 14 Southwestern Species
03/09/2001 66 FR 14107 14119 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposal to Establish a Nonessential Experimental Population of Whooping Cranes in the Eastern United States
02/03/2011 76 FR 6066 6082 Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Endangered Whooping Cranes in Southwestern Louisiana
Special Rule Publications
Date Citation Page Title
08/19/2010 75 FR 51223 51237 Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Endangered Whooping Cranes in Southwestern Louisiana
06/26/2001 66 FR 33903 33917 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Whooping Cranes in the Eastern United States
09/29/1992 57 FR 44721 44729 ETWP; Proposal to Establish an Experimental Nonessential Population of Whooping Cranes in Florida; 57 FR 44721 44729
01/22/1993 58 FR 5561 5918 ETWP; Establishment of an Experimental Nonessential Population of Whooping Cranes in Florida; (Grus americana)
02/03/2011 76 FR 6066 6082 Establishment of a Nonessential Experimental Population of Endangered Whooping Cranes in Southwestern Louisiana
03/09/2001 66 FR 14107 14119 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposal to Establish a Nonessential Experimental Population of Whooping Cranes in the Eastern United States
02/06/1996 61 FR 4394 4401 ETWP; Proposal to Designate the Whooping Cranes of the Rocky Mountains as Experimental Nonessential and to Remove Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Designations From Four Locations
07/21/1997 62 FR 38932 38939 ETWP; Final Rule to Designate the Whooping Crane of the Rocky Mountains as Experimental Nonessential and to Remove Whooping Crane Critical Habitat Designations From Four Locations

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
03/30/2007 Whooping Crane Recovery Plan, Final Third Revision View Implementation Progress Final Revision 3
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
05/29/2007 72 FR 29544 Notice of Availability of the Revised Recovery Plan for the Whooping Crane (Grus americana)
  • Recovery Plan Final, Document Availability
01/11/2005 70 FR 1902 1903 Notice of Availability of the Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Whooping Crane (Grus americana)
  • Recovery Plan Draft, Document Availability
03/29/2010 75 FR 15454 15456 5-Year Status Reviews of 14 Southwestern Species
  • Five Year Review Notice, Information Solicitation
Five Year Review
Date Title
02/13/2012 Whooping Crane 5 Year Review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
08/17/1978 43 FR 36588 36590 Proposed Critical Habitat for the Whooping Crane Proposed Rule Not Required
05/15/1978 43 FR 20938 20942 Determination of Critical Habitat for the Whooping Crane Final Rule Final designated
12/16/1975 40 FR 58308 58312 Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for Snail Darter, American Crocodile, Whooping Crane, California Condor, Indiana Bat, and Florida Manatee; 40 FR 58308 58312 (Percina (Imostoma) sp., Crocodylus acutus, Grus americana, Gymnogyps californicus, Myotis sodalis, Trichechus manatus) Proposed Rule Unknown

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

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Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA): (learn more)
SHA Plan Summaries
Coastal Prairie Coalition (GLCI) Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative

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