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Columbia County Natural Heritage Inventory data

The following is a list of species and natural features on the Natural Heritage Working List that have been documented in Columbia County. These data are provided for general planning and assessment purposes only and should not be used for screening or reviewing proposed land development or land management projects. Learn about other methods for obtaining data, including project-specific data.

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Click on the table headings to sort the table, and click on a heading again to change the sort order. The scientific names link to pages with more information about each species or natural community. The count shown is the number of locations in Columbia County where each species or feature has been documented and incorporated in the NHI Database. There are likely many additional locations which have not yet been documented. Also, these data were last updated on July 18, 2017, so there may be more recent county records not reflected here. Return to the county tool.
Scientific Name Common Name WI
Status
Federal
Status
Group
Acipenser fulvescens Lake Sturgeon SC/H Rare Fishes
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog END Rare Amphibians
Aflexia rubranura Red-tailed Prairie Leafhopper END Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Alasmidonta viridis Slippershell Mussel THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Alder thicket Alder Thicket NA Shrub Communities
Ameletus lineatus A Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Apalone mutica Smooth Softshell SC/H Rare Reptiles
Arcidens confragosus Rock Pocketbook THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Artemisia frigida Prairie Sagebrush SC Rare Plants
Asclepias lanuginosa Woolly Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Asplenium trichomanes Maidenhair Spleenwort SC Rare Plants
Baptisia tinctoria Yellow Wild-indigo SC Rare Plants
Bedrock glade Bedrock Glade NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Calcareous fen Calcareous Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Carex festucacea Fescue Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex livida Livid Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex lupuliformis False Hop Sedge END Rare Plants
Carex prasina Drooping Sedge SC Rare Plants
Catocala abbreviatella Abbreviated Underwing Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Catocala whitneyi Whitney's Underwing Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Colinus virginianus Northern Bobwhite SC/M Rare Birds
Coluber constrictor North American Racer SC/P Rare Reptiles
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Cuscuta glomerata Rope Dodder SC Rare Plants
Cuscuta polygonorum Knotweed Dodder SC Rare Plants
Cycleptus elongatus Blue Sucker THR Rare Fishes
Cypripedium candidum White Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Dichanthelium wilcoxianum Wilcox's Panic Grass SC Rare Plants
Diodia teres Rough Buttonweed SC Rare Plants
Drosera linearis Linear-leaved Sundew THR Rare Plants
Dry cliff Dry Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Dry prairie Dry Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Dry-mesic prairie Dry-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Eastern Red-cedar Thicket Eastern Red-cedar Thicket NA Southern Forests
Elatine triandra Longstem Water-wort SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis engelmannii Engelmann's Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Ellipsaria lineolata Butterfly END Rare Mussels and Clams
Ellipsoptera lepida Ghost Tiger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Ellipsoptera macra Sandy Stream Tiger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher THR Rare Birds
Epilobium strictum Downy Willow-herb SC Rare Plants
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker SC/N Rare Fishes
Etheostoma asprigene Mud Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon END Rare Birds
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Fusconaia ebena Ebonyshell END Rare Mussels and Clams
Galium brevipes Swamp Bedstraw SC Rare Plants
Gymnocarpium jessoense ssp. parvulum Northern Oak Fern SC Rare Plants
Hiodon alosoides Goldeye END Rare Fishes
Homalosorus pycnocarpos Glade Fern SC Rare Plants
Huperzia porophila Rock Clubmoss SC Rare Plants
Hydrocanthus iricolor A Burrowing Water Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Ictiobus niger Black Buffalo THR Rare Fishes
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Juncus vaseyi Vasey's Rush SC Rare Plants
Lake--shallow, hard, drainage Lake--Shallow, Hard, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, hard, seepage Lake--Shallow, Hard, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, soft, seepage Lake--Shallow, Soft, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lampsilis teres Yellow & Slough Sandshells END Rare Mussels and Clams
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish THR Rare Fishes
Lespedeza violacea Violet Bush Clover SC Rare Plants
Lioporeus triangularis A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog SC/H Rare Amphibians
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub THR Rare Fishes
Mesic prairie Mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie Vole SC/N Rare Mammals
Migratory Bird Concentration Site Migratory Bird Concentration Site SC Miscellaneous Elements
Moist cliff Moist Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Moist sandy meadow Moist Sandy Meadow NA Selected Habitats
Mussel Bed Mussel Bed SC Miscellaneous Elements
Northern dry forest Northern Dry Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern dry-mesic forest Northern Dry-mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern sedge meadow Northern Sedge Meadow NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Northern wet forest Northern Wet Forest NA Northern Forests
Nothocalais cuspidata Prairie False-dandelion SC Rare Plants
Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Nuphar advena Yellow Water Lily SC Rare Plants
Nyctanassa violacea Yellow-crowned Night-Heron THR Rare Birds
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron SC/M Rare Birds
Oak barrens Oak Barrens NA Savannas and Woodlands
Oak opening Oak Opening NA Savannas and Woodlands
Open bog Open Bog NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Ophisaurus attenuatus Slender Glass Lizard END Rare Reptiles
Opuntia fragilis Brittle Prickly-pear THR Rare Plants
Papaipema silphii Silphium Borer Moth END Rare Butterflies and Moths
Paracloeodes minutus A Small Minnow Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Pellaea atropurpurea Purple-stem Cliff-brake SC Rare Plants
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern Pipistrelle THR Rare Mammals
Pine relict Pine Relict NA Southern Forests
Pituophis catenifer Gophersnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Platanthera flava var. herbiola Pale Green Orchid THR Rare Plants
Platanthera hookeri Hooker's Orchid SC Rare Plants
Podiceps grisegena Red-necked Grebe END Rare Birds
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish THR Rare Fishes
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern SC Rare Plants
Polytaenia nuttallii Prairie Parsley THR Rare Plants
Primula mistassinica Bird's-eye Primrose SC Rare Plants
Protonotaria citrea Prothonotary Warbler SC/M Rare Birds
Pseudognaphalium saxicola Cliff Cudweed THR Rare Plants
Quadrula metanevra Monkeyface THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Quadrula nodulata Wartyback THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Rallus elegans King Rail SC/M Rare Birds
Rhododendron lapponicum Lapland Azalea END Rare Plants
Rhus aromatica Fragrant Sumac SC Rare Plants
Riverine Lake/Pond Riverine Lake/Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Sand barrens Sand Barrens NA Selected Habitats
Schoenoplectus heterochaetus Slender Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Scirpus georgianus Georgia Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Scleria triglomerata Whip Nutrush SC Rare Plants
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
Silene virginica Fire Pink END Rare Plants
Southern dry forest Southern Dry Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern dry-mesic forest Southern Dry-mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern mesic forest Southern Mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern sedge meadow Southern Sedge Meadow NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Spinadis simplex A Flat-headed Mayfly END Rare Mayflies
Springs and spring runs, hard Springs and Spring Runs, Hard NA Springs and Streams
Stream--fast, hard, cold Stream--Fast, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Stream--fast, soft, warm Stream--Fast, Soft, Warm NA Springs and Streams
Stream--slow, soft, warm Stream--Slow, Soft, Warm NA Springs and Streams
Submergent marsh Submergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle END Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis proximus Western Ribbonsnake END Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis sauritus Eastern Ribbonsnake END Rare Reptiles
Triantha glutinosa False Asphodel THR Rare Plants
Trichophorum cespitosum Tufted Bulrush THR Rare Plants
Tritogonia verrucosa Buckhorn THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Truncilla donaciformis Fawnsfoot THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Vaccinium cespitosum Dwarf Bilberry END Rare Plants
Viola rostrata Long-spurred Violet SC Rare Plants
Vireo bellii Bell's Vireo THR Rare Birds
Wet prairie Wet Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Wet-mesic prairie Wet-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Lampsilis higginsii Higgins Eye END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Plethobasus cyphyus Sheepnose END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Lespedeza leptostachya Prairie Bush Clover END LT Rare Plants
Myotis septentrionalis Northern Long-eared Bat THR LT Rare Mammals
Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga END LT Rare Reptiles
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow THR SOC Rare Birds
Chlidonias niger Black Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle THR SOC Rare Reptiles
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike END SOC Rare Birds
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Simpsonaias ambigua Salamander Mussel THR SOC Rare Mussels and Clams
Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillary END SOC Rare Butterflies and Moths
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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