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Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring END Rare Fishes
Chlidonias niger Black Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Crystallaria asprella Crystal Darter END SOC Rare Fishes
Cumberlandia monodonta Spectaclecase END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Ellipsaria lineolata Butterfly END Rare Mussels and Clams
Elliptio crassidens Elephant Ear END Rare Mussels and Clams
Etheostoma chlorosoma Bluntnose Darter END Rare Fishes
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon END Rare Birds
Fusconaia ebena Ebonyshell END Rare Mussels and Clams
Hiodon alosoides Goldeye END Rare Fishes
Hybopsis amnis Pallid Shiner END Rare Fishes
Lampsilis higginsii Higgins Eye END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Moxostoma duquesnei Black Redhorse END Rare Fishes
Plethobasus cyphyus Sheepnose END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Scutellaria parvula var. parvula Small Skullcap END Rare Plants
Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga END LT Rare Reptiles
Sterna forsteri Forster's Tern END Rare Birds
Dry prairie Dry Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Lake--shallow, hard, drainage Lake--Shallow, Hard, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Moist cliff Moist Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Oak opening Oak Opening NA Savannas and Woodlands
Oak woodland Oak Woodland NA Savannas and Woodlands
Riverine Lake/Pond Riverine Lake/Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
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
Southern Tamarack Swamp Southern Tamarack Swamp NA Southern Forests
Stream--slow, hard, warm Stream--Slow, Hard, Warm NA Springs and Streams
Submergent marsh Submergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Anticlea elegans ssp. glaucus White Camas SC Rare Plants
Artemisia frigida Prairie Sagebrush SC Rare Plants
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Boechera dentata Short's Rock-cress SC Rare Plants
Carex torreyi Torrey's Sedge SC Rare Plants
Dalea villosa var. villosa Silky Prairie-clover SC Rare Plants
Didiplis diandra Water-purslane SC Rare Plants
Migratory Bird Concentration Site Migratory Bird Concentration Site SC Miscellaneous Elements
Oenothera serrulata Yellow Evening Primrose SC Rare Plants
Phemeranthus rugospermus Prairie Fame-flower SC Rare Plants
Silene nivea Snowy Campion SC Rare Plants
Strophostyles leiosperma Small-flowered Woolly Bean SC Rare Plants
Thaspium trifoliatum var. flavum Purple Meadow Parsnip SC Rare Plants
Bombus affinis Rusty-patched Bumble Bee SC/FL LE Rare Ants, Wasps, and Bees
Acipenser fulvescens Lake Sturgeon SC/H Rare Fishes
Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink SC/H Rare Reptiles
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron SC/M Rare Birds
Protonotaria citrea Prothonotary Warbler SC/M Rare Birds
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Yellow-headed Blackbird SC/M Rare Birds
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted Skipper SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Cercobrachys fox Fox Small Square-gilled Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Cercobrachys lilliei Wisconsin Small Square-gilled Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone Checker Spot SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Etheostoma asprigene Mud Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Metretopus borealis A Cleft-footed Minnow Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Ophiogomphus smithi Sioux (Sand) Snaketail SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Anodonta suborbiculata Flat Floater SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Coluber constrictor North American Racer SC/P Rare Reptiles
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Megalonaias nervosa Washboard SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Pituophis catenifer Gophersnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Arcidens confragosus Rock Pocketbook THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Ardea alba Great Egret THR Rare Birds
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Cycleptus elongatus Blue Sucker THR Rare Fishes
Cypripedium candidum White Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Gastrocopta procera Wing Snaggletooth THR Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky Warbler THR Rare Birds
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle THR SOC Rare Reptiles
Ictiobus niger Black Buffalo THR Rare Fishes
Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub THR Rare Fishes
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse THR Rare Fishes
Nyctanassa violacea Yellow-crowned Night-Heron THR Rare Birds
Opuntia fragilis Brittle Prickly-pear THR Rare Plants
Orobanche fasciculata Clustered Broomrape THR Rare Plants
Platanthera flava var. herbiola Pale Green Orchid THR Rare Plants
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish THR Rare Fishes
Quadrula metanevra Monkeyface THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Simpsonaias ambigua Salamander Mussel THR SOC Rare Mussels and Clams
Tritogonia verrucosa Buckhorn THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Truncilla donaciformis Fawnsfoot THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Vireo bellii Bell's Vireo THR Rare Birds
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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