A moose wades in a small pond in Superior National Forest near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minn. The annual aerial survey released Thursday by the Department of Natural Resources shows the state’s moose population dropped from an estimated 4,900 in 2011 to 4,230 in 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
“Minnesota’s beleaguered moose would be one of 67 animals added to the state’s official endangered-species list under a proposal announced Monday by the Department of Natural Resources.
“The moose, which has seen a dramatically declining population, would become an official species of concern on the new list — the first major update to problem species in Minnesota since 1996.
“The updated endangered- species list, in the works since 2007 and open to public comment, also includes 114 native plants that resource officials worry are declining,” via Duluth News Tribune.
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