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Natural communities
Explore Wisconsin's natural communities.
Rare plants
Learn about plants on the Natural Heritage Working List.
Rare animals
Find rare and non-game animals.
Other features
Discover unique resources.
Contact information
For information contact:
Natural Heritage Conservation Program

Other features of Wisconsin

Bat hibernaculum photo

This single room inside a bat hibernaculum holds 4000-6000 bats. Photo by Jennifer Schehr, Wisconsin DNR.

In addition to rare plants, animals and high-quality examples of natural communities, the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory (NHI) tracks certain other natural features. These features provide important habitat for certain plants and animals and are places where a catastrophic event at any one location could have a significant impact on a large number of common and/or rare species.

Last revised: March 20, 2012