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Vernon 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 Vernon 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 Vernon 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
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog END Rare Amphibians
Adoxa moschatellina Muskroot THR Rare Plants
Agalinis gattingeri Roundstem Foxglove THR Rare Plants
Allogona profunda Broad-banded Forestsnail SC/N Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring END Rare Fishes
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Aplectrum hyemale Putty Root SC Rare Plants
Arcidens confragosus Rock Pocketbook THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Artemisia dracunculus Dragon Wormwood SC Rare Plants
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner SC/H Rare Reptiles
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper THR Rare Birds
Bat Hibernaculum Bat Hibernaculum SC Miscellaneous Elements
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Boechera dentata Short's Rock-cress SC Rare Plants
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Carex careyana Carey's Sedge THR Rare Plants
Carex prasina Drooping Sedge SC Rare Plants
Catocala abbreviatella Abbreviated Underwing Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone Checker Spot SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Clinopodium arkansanum Low Calamint SC Rare Plants
Crotalaria sagittalis Arrow-headed Rattle-box SC Rare Plants
Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Cycleptus elongatus Blue Sucker THR Rare Fishes
Cystopteris laurentiana Laurentian Bladder Fern SC Rare Plants
Desmodium canescens Hoary Tick-trefoil SC Rare Plants
Diadophis punctatus arnyi Prairie Ring-necked Snake SC/H Rare Reptiles
Diarrhena obovata Ovate Beak Grass END Rare Plants
Dry cliff Dry Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Dry prairie Dry Prairie NA Herbaceous Communities - Prairies
Echinacea pallida Pale Purple Coneflower THR Rare Plants
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher THR Rare Birds
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Erynnis lucilius Columbine Dusky Wing SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Etheostoma asprigene Mud Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Etheostoma chlorosoma Bluntnose Darter END Rare Fishes
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon END Rare Birds
Fitchiella robertsonii An Issid Planthopper THR Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Forested seep Forested Seep NA Northern Forests
Gastrocopta procera Wing Snaggletooth THR Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky Warbler THR Rare Birds
Gymnocarpium robertianum Limestone Oak Fern SC Rare Plants
Hardwood Swamp Hardwood Swamp NA Northern Forests
Helicodiscus singleyanus Smooth Coil SC/N Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Helmitheros vermivorum Worm-eating Warbler END Rare Birds
Hemlock relict Hemlock Relict NA Southern Forests
Hendersonia occulta Cherrystone Drop THR Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Hesperia ottoe Ottoe Skipper END Rare Butterflies and Moths
Hiodon alosoides Goldeye END Rare Fishes
Homalosorus pycnocarpos Glade Fern SC Rare Plants
Huperzia porophila Rock Clubmoss SC Rare Plants
Hybopsis amnis Pallid Shiner END Rare Fishes
Hydrophyllum appendiculatum Great Water-leaf SC Rare Plants
Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St. John's-wort SC Rare Plants
Ictiobus niger Black Buffalo THR Rare Fishes
Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish THR Rare Fishes
Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog SC/H Rare Amphibians
Macrhybopsis hyostoma Shoal Chub THR Rare Fishes
Macromia taeniolata Royal River Cruiser SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Megalonaias nervosa Washboard SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie Vole SC/N Rare Mammals
Microtus pinetorum Woodland Vole SC/N Rare Mammals
Minuartia dawsonensis Rock Stitchwort SC Rare Plants
Moist cliff Moist Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse THR Rare Fishes
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Northern dry-mesic forest Northern Dry-mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern mesic forest Northern Mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Pantherophis spiloides Gray Ratsnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Pellaea atropurpurea Purple-stem Cliff-brake SC Rare Plants
Penstemon pallidus Pale Beardtongue SC Rare Plants
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern Pipistrelle THR Rare Mammals
Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern SC Rare Plants
Pine relict Pine Relict NA Southern Forests
Pituophis catenifer Gophersnake SC/P Rare Reptiles
Platanthera hookeri Hooker's Orchid SC Rare Plants
Polyodon spathula Paddlefish THR Rare Fishes
Primula fassettii Jeweled Shooting Star SC Rare Plants
Primula mistassinica Bird's-eye Primrose SC Rare Plants
Protonotaria citrea Prothonotary Warbler SC/M Rare Birds
Pseudognaphalium micradenium Catfoot SC Rare Plants
Pseudognaphalium saxicola Cliff Cudweed THR Rare Plants
Quadrula metanevra Monkeyface THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Quadrula nodulata Wartyback THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Rhododendron lapponicum Lapland Azalea END Rare Plants
Setophaga citrina Hooded Warbler THR Rare Birds
Silene nivea Snowy Campion SC Rare Plants
Southern dry forest Southern Dry Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern dry-mesic forest Southern Dry-mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern hardwood swamp Southern Hardwood Swamp NA Southern Forests
Southern mesic forest Southern Mesic Forest NA Southern Forests
Southern sedge meadow Southern Sedge Meadow NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Sterna forsteri Forster's Tern END Rare Birds
Sturnella neglecta Western Meadowlark SC/M Rare Birds
Triphora trianthophora Nodding Pogonia SC Rare Plants
Truncilla donaciformis Fawnsfoot THR Rare Mussels and Clams
Woodsia oregana ssp. cathcartiana Oregon Woodsia SC Rare Plants
Zonitoides limatulus Dull Gloss SC/N Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Lampsilis higginsii Higgins Eye END LE Rare Mussels and Clams
Aconitum noveboracense Northern Monkshood THR LT Rare Plants
Myotis septentrionalis Northern Long-eared Bat THR LT Rare Mammals
Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow THR SOC Rare Birds
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle THR SOC Rare Reptiles
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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