American Burying Beetle
The American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) is currently Federally listed as Endangered but proposed to be down-listed to Threatened with a target effective date of May 2020. The North American beetle has become critically endangered due to a dramatic habitat loss, alteration, or degradation, and the lack of carrion in their environments. Listed since 1989, they now exist in less than 10% of their historic range.
Pittsburg County, OK
Keystone McAlester Conservation Area (Permittee Responsible Mitigation):
American Beetle Conservation Bank:
American Burying Beetle Conservation Bank Status:
Multiple (Six Phases) Approved by USFWS February 2014-December 2019.
Keystone McAlester Conservation Area/PRM Status:
Approved by USFWS & Closed December 2012.