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Forest 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 Forest 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 Forest 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
Wormaldia moesta A Fingernet Caddisfly SC/N Rare Caddisflies
Wild Rice Marsh Wild Rice Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Mountain Cranberry END Rare Plants
Vaccinium cespitosum Dwarf Bilberry END Rare Plants
Utricularia resupinata Northeastern Bladderwort SC Rare Plants
Trimerotropis verruculata Crackling Forest Grasshopper SC/N Rare Grasshoppers and Allies
Stream--slow, hard, cold Stream--Slow, Hard, Cold 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
Spring pond Spring Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Sorex palustris Water Shrew SC/N Rare Mammals
Somatochlora forcipata Forcipate Emerald SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Schoenoplectus torreyi Torrey's Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Sceptridium rugulosum Rugulose Grape-fern SC Rare Plants
Sceptridium oneidense Blunt-lobe Grape-fern SC Rare Plants
Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet SC/M Rare Birds
Potamogeton confervoides Algae-leaved Pondweed THR Rare Plants
Poor fen Poor Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Polystichum braunii Braun's Holly-fern THR Rare Plants
Poecile hudsonicus Boreal Chickadee SC/M Rare Birds
Platanthera hookeri Hooker's Orchid SC Rare Plants
Pieris virginiensis West Virginia White SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Petasites sagittatus Sweet Colt's-foot THR Rare Plants
Patterned peatland Patterned Peatland NA Community Complexes
Packera indecora Plains Ragwort THR Rare Plants
Oporornis agilis Connecticut Warbler SC/M Rare Birds
Ophiogomphus anomalus Extra-striped Snaketail END Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Open bog Open Bog NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Northern wet-mesic forest Northern Wet-mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern wet forest Northern Wet Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern Tamarack Swamp Northern Tamarack Swamp NA Northern Forests
Northern sedge meadow Northern Sedge Meadow NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Northern mesic forest Northern Mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern dry-mesic forest Northern Dry-mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern dry forest Northern Dry Forest NA Northern Forests
Napaeozapus insignis Woodland Jumping Mouse SC/N Rare Mammals
Muskeg Muskeg NA Shrub Communities
Microvelia albonotata A Broad-shouldered Water Strider SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Mesic cedar forest Mesic Cedar Forest NA Northern Forests
Martes americana American Marten END Rare Mammals
Maccaffertium pulchellum A Flat-headed Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Lycaeides idas Northern Blue END Rare Butterflies and Moths
Littorella uniflora American Shoreweed SC Rare Plants
Lake--spring Lake--Spring NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--soft bog Lake--Soft Bog NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, soft, seepage Lake--Shallow, Soft, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, soft, drainage Lake--Shallow, Soft, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, hard, drainage Lake--Shallow, Hard, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--hard bog Lake--Hard Bog NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--deep, very soft, seepage Lake--Deep, Very Soft, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Hardwood Swamp Hardwood Swamp NA Northern Forests
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle THR SOC Rare Reptiles
Glaucomys sabrinus Northern Flying Squirrel SC/P Rare Mammals
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Falcipennis canadensis Spruce Grouse THR Rare Birds
Equisetum palustre Marsh Horsetail SC Rare Plants
Epilobium strictum Downy Willow-herb SC Rare Plants
Epiaeschna heros Swamp Darner SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Ephemeral pond Ephemeral Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Eleocharis quinqueflora Few-flowered Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis flavescens var. olivacea Capitate Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Elatine triandra Longstem Water-wort SC Rare Plants
Dryopteris expansa Spreading Woodfern SC Rare Plants
Coturnicops noveboracensis Yellow Rail THR Rare Birds
Chloealtis abdominalis Rocky Mountain Sprinkled Locust SC/N Rare Grasshoppers and Allies
Catocala semirelicta Semirelict Underwing Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Catharus ustulatus Swainson's Thrush SC/M Rare Birds
Carex michauxiana Michaux's Sedge THR Rare Plants
Carex livida Livid Sedge SC Rare Plants
Calypso bulbosa Calypso Orchid THR Rare Plants
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Bucephala clangula Common Goldeneye SC/M Rare Birds
Brachycentrus lateralis A Humpless Casemaker Caddisfly SC/N Rare Caddisflies
Botrychium mormo Little Goblin Moonwort END Rare Plants
Botrychium minganense Mingan's Moonwort SC Rare Plants
Boreal forest Boreal Forest NA Northern Forests
Bombus terricola Yellowbanded Bumble Bee SC/N SOC Rare Ants, Wasps, and Bees
Black spruce swamp Black Spruce Swamp NA Northern Forests
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Bedrock glade Bedrock Glade NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Asio otus Long-eared Owl SC/M Rare Birds
Amerorchis rotundifolia Round-leaved Orchis THR Rare Plants
Alder thicket Alder Thicket NA Shrub Communities
Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk SC/M SOC Rare Birds
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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