Permit Application for the Propagation of Endangered or Threatened Species

The following information is designed for applications that propose the propagation of plants. For applications that propose the propagation of animals, please contact the Minnesota Endangered Species Coordinator.

Applying for a permit

Download the permit application to your desktop to complete and save it. E-mail it, along with any attachments, to the Minnesota Endangered Species Coordinator ([email protected]). Review of the application may take up to 150 days or more depending on the complexity of request, necessary reviews and workload. Applications may also be mailed to:

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Division of Ecological and Water Resources
Attn: Richard Baker
500 Lafayette Road, Box 25
St. Paul, MN 55155

  • It is the obligation of the applicant to identify and obtain any other necessary local, state or federal permits or approvals.
  • Applicants are encouraged to use information from The DNR’s Rare Species Guide as they develop their proposal.

Note: Applicants wanting to propagate plants solely in a greenhouse or laboratory and not for purpose of transplant or seeding in a natural setting should apply for a research permit.

Annual Report

Permits require that an annual report be submitted to the DNR. Failure to submit the report may result in denial of future permit requests.

Criteria for Reviewing Permit Application

  • The application demonstrates this project contributes to the recovery of the species.
  • The application provides a sound justification with a likelihood of success.
  • The application demonstrates that the applicant is qualified to conduct the proposed activity.