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Nongame and Rare Species Program: Federal Candidate and Petitioned Species Resources - Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Lesser Prairie-Chickens were once found throughout short- and mid-grass prairies in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. In 1998, the species recieved candidate status under the Endangered Species Act. On March 27, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced their intention to list the species as threatened. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and other state fish and wildlife agencies included in the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Interstate Working Group developed a range-wide management plan to further conservation of the species. This page will be updated with the latest news and developing information on the Lesser Prairie-Chicken, the listing process and timeline, and the multi-state conservation effort.


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Nongame and Rare Species Program: Federal Candidate and Petitioned Species Resources - Lesser Prairie-Chicken
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department: Non Game and Rare Species Dept.
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX  78744
Phone: (512) 389-4800
Toll Free: (800) 792-1112

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