Dendroctonus ponderosae is not an endangered species, nor does there seem to be any concern about conserving the species as a whole. In fact, due to the nature of D. ponderosae, the focus is shifted more to eradicating the pest and restoring forest ecosystems rather than maintaining the species.
IUCN Red List: Not Evaluated
US Federal List: No special status
CITES: No special status
State of Michigan List: No special status