The Preble’s mouse has been designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. This designation prohibits the unlawful disturbance / destruction of the Preble’s mouse or its habitat. Preble’s habitat can be found in portions of Colorado and Wyoming.
Any potential habitat within Castle Rock and Douglas County may be subject to the requirements of the Endangered Species Act. The Fish and Wildlife Service recommends sites below 7,600 feet within 300 feet of FEMA-designated 100-year floodplains be surveyed for the Preble’s mouse.
For more information, call the Fish and Wildlife Service's Colorado Field Office, 303-236-4773.