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Portage 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 Portage 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 Portage 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
Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk SC/M SOC Rare Birds
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog END Rare Amphibians
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Alder thicket Alder Thicket NA Shrub Communities
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow THR SOC Rare Birds
Ammodramus leconteii Le Conte's Sparrow SC/M Rare Birds
Asclepias lanuginosa Woolly Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl SC/M Rare Birds
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper THR Rare Birds
Black spruce swamp Black Spruce Swamp NA Northern Forests
Boechera missouriensis Missouri Rock-cress SC Rare Plants
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 gracilescens Slender Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex merritt-fernaldii Fernald's Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex sychnocephala Many-headed Sedge SC Rare Plants
Chlidonias niger Black Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone Checker Spot SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Eleocharis robbinsii Robbins' Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Epilobium strictum Downy Willow-herb SC Rare Plants
Erynnis persius Persius Dusky Wing SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Glaucomys sabrinus Northern Flying Squirrel SC/P Rare Mammals
Glycyrrhiza lepidota Wild Licorice SC Rare Plants
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle THR SOC Rare Reptiles
Hemileuca nevadensis ssp. 3 Midwestern Fen Buckmoth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Inland beach Inland Beach NA Primary Habitats - Sand or Bare Soil Dependent
Juncus marginatus Grassleaf Rush SC Rare Plants
Karner Blue Federal High Potential Range Karner Blue Federal High Potential Range NA HPR Miscellaneous Elements
Lake--deep, hard, seepage Lake--Deep, Hard, Seepage 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
Lake--soft bog Lake--Soft Bog NA Lakes and Ponds
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike END SOC Rare Birds
Lycaeides melissa samuelis Karner Blue SC/FL LE Rare Butterflies and Moths
Lycaena dione Gray Copper SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie Vole SC/N Rare Mammals
Muskeg Muskeg NA Shrub Communities
Napaeozapus insignis Woodland Jumping Mouse SC/N Rare Mammals
Northern dry forest Northern Dry Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern dry-mesic forest Northern Dry-mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern mesic forest Northern 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
Northern wet-mesic forest Northern Wet-mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Oak barrens Oak Barrens NA Savannas and Woodlands
Open bog Open Bog NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Ophiogomphus smithi Sioux (Sand) Snaketail SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea Fassett's Locoweed END LT Rare Plants
Penstemon pallidus Pale Beardtongue SC Rare Plants
Platanthera flava var. herbiola Pale Green Orchid THR Rare Plants
Poliocitellus franklinii Franklin's Ground Squirrel SC/N Rare Mammals
Poor fen Poor Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Potamogeton diversifolius Water-thread Pondweed SC Rare Plants
Potamogeton vaseyi Vasey's Pondweed SC Rare Plants
Riverine Lake/Pond Riverine Lake/Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Sand prairie Sand Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Schinia bina Bina Flower Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Scirpus georgianus Georgia Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga END LT Rare Reptiles
Sorex palustris Water Shrew SC/N Rare Mammals
Southern dry forest Southern Dry Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern dry-mesic forest Southern Dry-mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern sedge meadow Southern Sedge Meadow NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillary END SOC Rare Butterflies and Moths
Spring pond Spring Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
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--slow, hard, cold Stream--Slow, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Stream--slow, soft, warm Stream--Slow, Soft, Warm NA Springs and Streams
Sturnella neglecta Western Meadowlark SC/M Rare Birds
Symphyotrichum robynsianum Robyns' Aster SC Rare Plants
Tympanuchus cupido Greater Prairie-Chicken THR Rare Birds
Vaccinium cespitosum Dwarf Bilberry END Rare Plants
Valeriana uliginosa Marsh Valerian THR Rare Plants
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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