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Listing Status:    and  

Population detail

The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Piping Plover 

Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
12/11/1985 Great Lakes-Big Rivers Region (Region 3) [Great Lakes watershed DPS] - Great Lakes, watershed in States of IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, and WI and Canada (Ont.)
12/11/1985 Northeast Region (Region 5) [Atlantic Coast and Northern Great Plains populations] - Wherever found, except those areas where listed as endangered.
 

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents

» Species Status Assessments (SSAs)

Species Status Assessments (SSAs)

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
09/08/2003 Recovery Plan for the Great Lakes population of Piping Plovers View Implementation Progress Final
05/02/1996 Piping Plover Atlantic Coast Population Revised Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Final Revision 1
03/16/2016 Volume I: Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Northern Great Plains Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) Recovery efforts in progress, but no implementation information yet to display Draft Revision 1
03/16/2016 Volume II: Draft revised recovery plan for the wintering range of the Northern Great Plains piping plover (Charadrius melodus) and Comprehensive conservation strategy for the piping plover (Charadrius melodus) in its coastal migration and wintering range in the continental United States. Recovery efforts in progress, but no implementation information yet to display Draft Revision 1
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
08/05/2002 67 FR 50687 50688 Notice of Availability of the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) Great Lakes Population Draft Recovery Plan for Review and Comment
  • Recovery Plan Draft, Document Availability
07/08/2014 79 FR 38560 38562 Initiation of 5-Year Status Reviews of Nine Listed Animal and Two Listed Plant Species
  • Five Year Review Notice, Information Solicitation
03/16/2016 81 FR 14121 14122 ETWP; Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Piping Plover
  • Recovery Plan Draft, Document Availability
09/30/2008 73 FR 56860 56862 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review - Notice of initiation of review; request for information on the piping plover (Charadrius melodus).
  • Five Year Review Notice, Information Solicitation
09/16/2003 68 FR 54241 54242 Approved Recovery Plan for the Great Lakes Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)
  • Recovery Plan Final, Document Availability
Five Year Review
Date Title
09/29/2009 Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
05/19/2009 74 FR 23476 23600 Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Wintering Population of the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) in Texas Final Rule Final designated
10/21/2008 73 FR 62816 62841 Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Wintering Population of the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) in North Carolina; Final Rule Final Rule Not Required
05/20/2008 73 FR 29294 29321 Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Wintering Population of the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) in Texas: Proposed rule. Proposed Rule Not Required
09/11/2002 67 FR 57638 57717 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Northern Great Plains Breeding Population of the Piping Plover; Final Rule Final Rule Not Required
12/28/2001 66 FR 67165 67166 ETWP; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Northern Great Plains Breeding Population of the Piping Plover; Reopening of Public Comment Period and Notice of Availability of Draft Economic Analysis Proposed Rule Not Required
07/10/2001 66 FR 36137 36143 ETWP; Final Determination of Critical Habitat for Wintering Piping Plovers (pp. 36137-36143) Final Rule Not Required
07/10/2001 66 FR 36087 36136 ETWP; Final Determinations of Critical Habitat for Wintering Piping Plovers; Final Rule (pp. 36087 - 36136) Final Rule Not Required
07/10/2001 66 FR 36038 36086 ETWP; Final Determinations of Critical Habitat for Wintering Piping Plovers; Final Rule (pp. 36038 - 36086) Final Rule Not Required
06/12/2001 66 FR 31760 31815 ETWP; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Northern Great Plains Breeding Population of the Piping Plover; Proposed Rule Proposed Rule Not Required
05/07/2001 66 FR 22938 22969 ETWP; Final Determination of Critical Habitat for the Great Lakes Breeding Population of the Piping Plover Final Rule Final designated
07/06/2000 65 FR 41782 41812 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Determination of Critical Habitat for Wintering Piping Plovers Proposed Rule Not Required
07/06/2000 65 FR 41812 41835 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Great Lakes Breeding Population of the Piping Plover Proposed Rule Not Required

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

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Escambia County Beaches
Magic Carpet Woods Association
Massachusetts Statewide Plover HCP (Umbrella)
Piping Plover HCP (State of Massachusetts)
Town of Orlean's Plover Low Effect HCP
Volusia Beaches

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