The intent of Minnesota's Endangered Species Law is to retain or restore healthy populations of the state's endangered, threatened, and special concern plants and animals. A permit is required to take, pursue, capture, kill, dig up, dispose, destroy, purchase, import, possess, transport or sell live or dead endangered or threatened plants or animals, including their parts or seeds. Permit issuance is discretionary and based on the DNR's assessment of all relevant information.
Types of Permits
- Permit for the Use of Endangered or Threatened Species in a Scientific Study
- Permit for the Use of Endangered or Threatened Species for an Educational Activity
- Permit for the Propagation of Endangered or Threatened Species
- Permit for the Take of Endangered or Threatened Species to Prevent Injury to People or Property
- Permit for the Take of Endangered or Threatened Species Incidental to a Development Project
- Current list of endangered, threatened and special concern species
- Minnesota Statue 84.0895 - Protection of Threatened and Endangered Species
- Minnesota Rule 6212.1800 to 6212.2300 - Threatened and Endangered Species Regulations
- Federal Endangered Species: Some of Minnesota's endangered or threatened species are also listed under the Federal Endangered Species Act. If species that are federally listed as endangered or threatened may be affected by an activity, contact the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
- Complete the permit application and submit to the DNR. You will be notified by email when your application is received.
- The permit application will be reviewed. Additional information may be requested.
- The DNR commissioner will need to approve the Permit to Take Incidental to a Development Project.
- Once the DNR has reviewed the permit application, a permit will be issued or denied within 150 days.
Bridget Henning-Randa, Minnesota Endangered Species Consultant, 651-259-5073