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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
Wet-mesic prairie Wet-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Wet prairie Wet Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Vireo bellii Bell's Vireo THR Rare Birds
Viola rostrata Long-spurred Violet SC Rare Plants
Vaccinium cespitosum Dwarf Bilberry END Rare Plants
Truncilla donaciformis Fawnsfoot THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Tritogonia verrucosa Buckhorn THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Trichophorum cespitosum Tufted Bulrush THR Rare Plants
Triantha glutinosa False Asphodel THR Rare Plants
Thamnophis sauritus Eastern Ribbonsnake END Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis radix Plains Gartersnake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Thamnophis proximus Western Ribbonsnake END Rare Reptiles
Terrapene ornata Ornate Box Turtle END Rare Reptiles
Submergent marsh Submergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Stream--slow, soft, warm Stream--Slow, Soft, Warm NA Springs and Streams
Stream--fast, soft, warm Stream--Fast, Soft, Warm NA Springs and Streams
Stream--fast, hard, cold Stream--Fast, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Springs and spring runs, hard Springs and Spring Runs, Hard NA Springs and Streams
Spinadis simplex A Flat-headed Mayfly END Rare Mayflies
Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillary END SOC Rare Butterflies and Moths
Southern sedge meadow Southern Sedge Meadow NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Southern mesic forest Southern Mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern dry-mesic forest Southern Dry-mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern dry forest Southern Dry Forest NA Southern Forests
Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga END LT Rare Reptiles
Simpsonaias ambigua Salamander Mussel THR SOC Rare Mussels and Clams
Silene virginica Fire Pink END Rare Plants
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Scleria triglomerata Whip Nutrush SC Rare Plants
Scirpus georgianus Georgia Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Schoenoplectus heterochaetus Slender Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Sand barrens Sand Barrens NA Selected Habitats
Riverine Lake/Pond Riverine Lake/Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Rhus aromatica Fragrant Sumac SC Rare Plants
Rhododendron lapponicum Lapland Azalea END Rare Plants
Rallus elegans King Rail SC/M Rare Birds
Quadrula nodulata Wartyback THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Quadrula metanevra Monkeyface THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Pseudognaphalium saxicola Cliff Cudweed THR Rare Plants
Protonotaria citrea Prothonotary Warbler SC/M Rare Birds
Primula mistassinica Bird's-eye Primrose SC Rare Plants
Polytaenia nuttallii Prairie Parsley THR Rare Plants
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern SC Rare Plants
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish THR Rare Fishes
Podiceps grisegena Red-necked Grebe END Rare Birds
Plethobasus cyphyus Sheepnose END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Platanthera hookeri Hooker's Orchid SC Rare Plants
Platanthera flava var. herbiola Pale Green Orchid THR Rare Plants
Pituophis catenifer Gophersnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Pine relict Pine Relict NA Southern Forests
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern Pipistrelle THR Rare Mammals
Pellaea atropurpurea Purple-stem Cliff-brake SC Rare Plants
Paracloeodes minutus A Small Minnow Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Papaipema silphii Silphium Borer Moth END Rare Butterflies and Moths
Opuntia fragilis Brittle Prickly-pear THR Rare Plants
Ophisaurus attenuatus Slender Glass Lizard END Rare Reptiles
Open bog Open Bog NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Oak opening Oak Opening NA Savannas and Woodlands
Oak barrens Oak Barrens NA Savannas and Woodlands
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron SC/M Rare Birds
Nyctanassa violacea Yellow-crowned Night-Heron THR Rare Birds
Nuphar advena Yellow Water Lily SC Rare Plants
Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Nothocalais cuspidata Prairie False-dandelion SC Rare Plants
Northern wet forest Northern Wet Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern sedge meadow Northern Sedge Meadow NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Northern dry-mesic forest Northern Dry-mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern dry forest Northern Dry Forest NA Northern Forests
Myotis septentrionalis Northern Long-eared Bat THR LT Rare Mammals
Mussel Bed Mussel Bed SC Miscellaneous Elements
Moist sandy meadow Moist Sandy Meadow NA Selected Habitats
Moist cliff Moist Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Migratory Bird Concentration Site Migratory Bird Concentration Site SC Miscellaneous Elements
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie Vole SC/N Rare Mammals
Mesic prairie Mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub THR Rare Fishes
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog SC/H Rare Amphibians
Lioporeus triangularis A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Lespedeza violacea Violet Bush Clover SC Rare Plants
Lespedeza leptostachya Prairie Bush Clover END LT Rare Plants
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish THR Rare Fishes
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike END SOC Rare Birds
Lampsilis teres Yellow & Slough Sandshells END Rare Mussels and Clams
Lampsilis higginsii Higgins Eye END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Lake--shallow, soft, seepage Lake--Shallow, Soft, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, hard, seepage Lake--Shallow, Hard, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, hard, drainage Lake--Shallow, Hard, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Juncus vaseyi Vasey's Rush SC Rare Plants
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Ictiobus niger Black Buffalo THR Rare Fishes
Hydrocanthus iricolor A Burrowing Water Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Huperzia porophila Rock Clubmoss SC Rare Plants
Homalosorus pycnocarpos Glade Fern SC Rare Plants
Hiodon alosoides Goldeye END Rare Fishes
Gymnocarpium jessoense ssp. parvulum Northern Oak Fern SC Rare Plants
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle THR SOC Rare Reptiles
Galium brevipes Swamp Bedstraw SC Rare Plants
Fusconaia ebena Ebonyshell END Rare Mussels and Clams
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon END Rare Birds
Etheostoma asprigene Mud Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker SC/N Rare Fishes
Epilobium strictum Downy Willow-herb SC Rare Plants
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher THR Rare Birds
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Ellipsoptera macra Sandy Stream Tiger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Ellipsoptera lepida Ghost Tiger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Ellipsaria lineolata Butterfly END Rare Mussels and Clams
Eleocharis engelmannii Engelmann's Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Elatine triandra Longstem Water-wort SC Rare Plants
Eastern Red-cedar Thicket Eastern Red-cedar Thicket NA Southern Forests
Dry-mesic prairie Dry-mesic Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Dry prairie Dry Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Dry cliff Dry Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Drosera linearis Linear-leaved Sundew THR Rare Plants
Diodia teres Rough Buttonweed SC Rare Plants
Dichanthelium wilcoxianum Wilcox's Panic Grass SC Rare Plants
Cypripedium candidum White Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Cycleptus elongatus Blue Sucker THR Rare Fishes
Cuscuta polygonorum Knotweed Dodder SC Rare Plants
Cuscuta glomerata Rope Dodder SC Rare Plants
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Coluber constrictor North American Racer SC/P Rare Reptiles
Colinus virginianus Northern Bobwhite SC/M Rare Birds
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Chlidonias niger Black Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Catocala whitneyi Whitney's Underwing Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Catocala abbreviatella Abbreviated Underwing Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Carex prasina Drooping Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex lupuliformis False Hop Sedge END Rare Plants
Carex livida Livid Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex festucacea Fescue Sedge SC Rare Plants
Calcareous fen Calcareous Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Bedrock glade Bedrock Glade NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Baptisia tinctoria Yellow Wild-indigo SC Rare Plants
Asplenium trichomanes Maidenhair Spleenwort SC Rare Plants
Asclepias lanuginosa Woolly Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Artemisia frigida Prairie Sagebrush SC Rare Plants
Arcidens confragosus Rock Pocketbook THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Apalone mutica Smooth Softshell SC/H Rare Reptiles
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow THR SOC Rare Birds
Ameletus lineatus A Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Alder thicket Alder Thicket NA Shrub Communities
Alasmidonta viridis Slippershell Mussel THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Aflexia rubranura Red-tailed Prairie Leafhopper END Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog END Rare Amphibians
Acipenser fulvescens Lake Sturgeon SC/H Rare Fishes
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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