Minn. DNR: Eagle, wolf no longer endangered - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Minn. DNR: Eagle, wolf no longer endangered

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the bald eagle and gray wolf are no longer considered endangered in the state.

On Monday, the state made sweeping updates to the list of species that it considers endangered, threatened or of special concern.

The Star Tribune reports 29 species - including the bald eagle, the gray wolf and the snapping turtle -were removed from the endangered category. Those three are now of special concern, the lowest rung on the list.

While no mammals were elevated to endangered, seven species of birds were, including two types of sparrows and a burrowing owl. Also newly listed as endangered are the northern cricket frog and the massasauga, a venomous rattlesnake.

The list was last updated in 1996.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.