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Rusk 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 Rusk 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 Rusk 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
Agabetes acuductus A Water Scavenger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Alder thicket Alder Thicket NA Shrub Communities
Ammodramus leconteii Le Conte's Sparrow SC/M Rare Birds
Black spruce swamp Black Spruce Swamp NA Northern Forests
Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Botrychium minganense Mingan's Moonwort SC Rare Plants
Cyclonaias tuberculata Purple Wartyback END Rare Mussels and Clams
Dry cliff Dry Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Ephemeral pond Ephemeral Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Eurylophella aestiva A Spiny Crawler Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Forested seep Forested Seep NA Northern Forests
Glaciere Talus Glaciere Talus NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Glaucomys sabrinus Northern Flying Squirrel SC/P Rare Mammals
Hardwood Swamp Hardwood Swamp NA Northern Forests
Lake--deep, soft, drainage Lake--Deep, Soft, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--deep, soft, seepage Lake--Deep, Soft, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--hard bog Lake--Hard Bog NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--soft bog Lake--Soft Bog NA Lakes and Ponds
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish THR Rare Fishes
Maccaffertium pulchellum A Flat-headed Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Moist cliff Moist Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Muskeg Muskeg NA Shrub Communities
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
Open bog Open Bog NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Ophiogomphus anomalus Extra-striped Snaketail END Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Ophiogomphus smithi Sioux (Sand) Snaketail SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Ophiogomphus susbehcha St. Croix Snaketail END Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Percina evides Gilt Darter THR Rare Fishes
Poliocitellus franklinii Franklin's Ground Squirrel SC/N Rare Mammals
Poor fen Poor Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Potamogeton vaseyi Vasey's Pondweed SC Rare Plants
Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. oxyacanthoides Canadian Gooseberry THR Rare Plants
Sceptridium oneidense Blunt-lobe Grape-fern SC Rare Plants
Schoenoplectus torreyi Torrey's Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Springs and spring runs, hard Springs and Spring Runs, Hard NA Springs and Streams
Springs and spring runs, soft Springs and Spring Runs, Soft 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, hard, warm Stream--Slow, Hard, Warm NA Springs and Streams
Tympanuchus phasianellus Sharp-tailed Grouse SC/H Rare Birds
Utricularia resupinata Northeastern Bladderwort SC Rare Plants
Viburnum edule Squashberry END Rare Plants
Canis lupus Gray Wolf SC/FL LE Rare Mammals
Plethobasus cyphyus Sheepnose END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Myotis septentrionalis Northern Long-eared Bat THR LT Rare Mammals
Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk SC/M SOC Rare Birds
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle THR SOC Rare Reptiles
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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