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Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis)


Overview

There is no overview information available for that species.

State status

Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin

The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where occurrences of this species meet NHI data standards and is not meant as a comprehensive map of all observations.

Note: Species recently added to the NHI Working List may temporarily have blank occurrence maps.


Lynx canadensis is not tracked by the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory Program at this time (this species is not on the NHI Working List).
Summary Information
State StatusSC/FL
Federal Status in WisconsinLT
State RankSNA
Global RankG5
Tracked by NHIW
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Species guidance


A guidance document is not available at this time. Use the information from the other tabs and contact local biologists, as needed, to develop management and avoidance strategies.

Other resources

Links to additional Canada Lynx information

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Photos/Video

Photos


Canada Lynx

Canada Lynx

Photo © A.B. Sheldon.

Canada Lynx

Canada Lynx

Photo © A.B. Sheldon.

Canada Lynx

Canada Lynx

Photo © A.B. Sheldon.

Canada Lynx

Photo © Erwin and Peggy Bauer.


Last revised: Wednesday, September 19, 2018