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Douglas 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 Douglas 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 Douglas 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
Zoogenetes harpa Boreal Top SC/N Rare Aquatic and Terrestrial Snails
Woodsia oregana ssp. cathcartiana Oregon Woodsia SC Rare Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Mountain Cranberry END Rare Plants
Utricularia resupinata Northeastern Bladderwort SC Rare Plants
Tympanuchus phasianellus Sharp-tailed Grouse SC/H Rare Birds
Thalictrum venulosum Veined Meadowrue SC Rare Plants
Tephroseris palustris Marsh Ragwort SC Rare Plants
Symphyotrichum robynsianum Robyns' Aster SC Rare Plants
Submergent marsh Submergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Sturnella neglecta Western Meadowlark SC/M Rare Birds
Stream--fast, soft, cold Stream--Fast, Soft, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Stream--fast, hard, cold Stream--Fast, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Sterna hirundo Common Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Springs and spring runs, soft Springs and Spring Runs, Soft NA Springs and Streams
Springs and spring runs, hard Springs and Spring Runs, Hard NA Springs and Streams
Spring pond Spring Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Sparganium glomeratum Clustered Bur-reed THR Rare Plants
Sorex palustris Water Shrew SC/N Rare Mammals
Somatochlora forcipata Forcipate Emerald SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Shrub-carr Shrub-carr NA Shrub Communities
Setophaga kirtlandii Kirtland's Warbler END LE Rare Birds
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Scirpus pallidus Pale Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Scirpus georgianus Georgia Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Schoenoplectus torreyi Torrey's Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Sceptridium rugulosum Rugulose Grape-fern SC Rare Plants
Salix planifolia ssp. planifolia Tea-leaved Willow THR Rare Plants
Ribes oxyacanthoides ssp. oxyacanthoides Canadian Gooseberry THR Rare Plants
Rhynchospora fusca Brown Beak-rush SC Rare Plants
Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet SC/M Rare Birds
Ranunculus lapponicus Lapland Buttercup END Rare Plants
Ranunculus gmelinii Small Yellow Water Crowfoot END Rare Plants
Ranunculus cymbalaria Seaside Crowfoot THR Rare Plants
Pyrola minor Lesser Wintergreen END Rare Plants
Potamogeton vaseyi Vasey's Pondweed SC Rare Plants
Potamogeton perfoliatus Clasping-leaf Pondweed SC Rare Plants
Potamogeton diversifolius Water-thread Pondweed SC Rare Plants
Potamogeton bicupulatus Snail-seed Pondweed SC Rare Plants
Poor fen Poor Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Poliocitellus franklinii Franklin's Ground Squirrel SC/N Rare Mammals
Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink SC/H Rare Reptiles
Platanthera hookeri Hooker's Orchid SC Rare Plants
Pinguicula vulgaris Common Butterwort END Rare Plants
Pine barrens Pine Barrens NA Savannas and Woodlands
Petasites sagittatus Sweet Colt's-foot THR Rare Plants
Percina evides Gilt Darter THR Rare Fishes
Parnassia palustris Marsh Grass-of-Parnassus THR Rare Plants
Oporornis agilis Connecticut Warbler SC/M Rare Birds
Open bog Open Bog NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Oeneis chryxus Chryxus Arctic SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Northern wet-mesic forest Northern Wet-mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern wet forest Northern Wet Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern Tamarack Swamp Northern Tamarack Swamp NA Northern Forests
Northern sedge meadow Northern Sedge Meadow NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Northern mesic forest Northern Mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern dry-mesic forest Northern Dry-mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern dry forest Northern Dry Forest NA Northern Forests
Napaeozapus insignis Woodland Jumping Mouse SC/N Rare Mammals
Myotis septentrionalis Northern Long-eared Bat THR LT Rare Mammals
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Myosotis laxa Small Forget-me-not SC Rare Plants
Muskeg Muskeg NA Shrub Communities
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse THR Rare Fishes
Moist cliff Moist Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Migratory Bird Concentration Site Migratory Bird Concentration Site SC Miscellaneous Elements
Mesic floodplain terrace Mesic Floodplain Terrace NA Northern Forests
Maccaffertium pulchellum A Flat-headed Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Littorella uniflora American Shoreweed SC Rare Plants
Leucophysalis grandiflora Large-flowered Ground-cherry SC Rare Plants
Lake--soft bog Lake--Soft Bog NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, soft, seepage Lake--Shallow, Soft, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, soft, drainage Lake--Shallow, Soft, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--deep, soft, seepage Lake--Deep, Soft, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Juncus vaseyi Vasey's Rush SC Rare Plants
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Isogenoides olivaceus A Perlodid Stonefly SC/N Rare Stoneflies
Interdunal wetland Interdunal Wetland NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Inland beach Inland Beach NA Primary Habitats - Sand or Bare Soil Dependent
Ilybius angustior A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Hygrotus farctus A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Hygrotus falli A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Hydroprogne caspia Caspian Tern END Rare Birds
Hydraena angulicollis A Minute Moss Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Huperzia selago Fir Clubmoss SC Rare Plants
Hesperia metea Cobweb Skipper SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Hemileuca nevadensis ssp. 3 Midwestern Fen Buckmoth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Hardwood Swamp Hardwood Swamp NA Northern Forests
Great lakes dune Great Lakes Dune NA Primary Habitats - Sand or Bare Soil Dependent
Great lakes beach Great Lakes Beach NA Primary Habitats - Sand or Bare Soil Dependent
Gomphus graslinellus Pronghorn Clubtail SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle THR SOC Rare Reptiles
Glaucomys sabrinus Northern Flying Squirrel SC/P Rare Mammals
Glaciere Talus Glaciere Talus NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Geum macrophyllum var. macrophyllum Large-leaved Avens SC Rare Plants
Forested seep Forested Seep NA Northern Forests
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon END Rare Birds
Falcipennis canadensis Spruce Grouse THR Rare Birds
Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Erynnis martialis Mottled Dusky Wing SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Eriophorum russeolum ssp. leiocarpum Russet Cotton-grass SC Rare Plants
Equisetum palustre Marsh Horsetail SC Rare Plants
Ephemeral pond Ephemeral Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Enallagma clausum Alkali Bluet SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Elliptio complanata Eastern Elliptio SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Eleocharis robbinsii Robbins' Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis nitida Neat Spike-rush END Rare Plants
Eleocharis mamillata Mamillate Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis compressa var. compressa Flat-stemmed Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Dry cliff Dry Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Cystopteris laurentiana Laurentian Bladder Fern SC Rare Plants
Cypripedium arietinum Ram's-head Lady's-slipper THR Rare Plants
Cyclonaias tuberculata Purple Wartyback END Rare Mussels and Clams
Coturnicops noveboracensis Yellow Rail THR Rare Birds
Contopus cooperi Olive-sided Flycatcher SC/M Rare Birds
Cirsium pitcheri Pitcher's Thistle THR LT Rare Plants
Cirsium hillii Hill's Thistle THR SOC Rare Plants
Cicindela patruela patruela Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Cicindela hirticollis rhodensis Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle END Rare Beetles
Chordeiles minor Common Nighthawk SC/M Rare Birds
Chloealtis abdominalis Rocky Mountain Sprinkled Locust SC/N Rare Grasshoppers and Allies
Chlidonias niger Black Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Charadrius melodus Piping Plover END LE Rare Birds
Carex nigra Smooth Black Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex merritt-fernaldii Fernald's Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex backii Rocky Mountain Sedge SC Rare Plants
Canis lupus Gray Wolf SC/FL LE Rare Mammals
Canadanthus modestus Northwestern Sticky Aster SC Rare Plants
Calypso bulbosa Calypso Orchid THR Rare Plants
Caltha natans Floating Marsh Marigold END Rare Plants
Callitriche hermaphroditica Autumnal Water-starwort SC Rare Plants
Brachycentrus lateralis A Humpless Casemaker Caddisfly SC/N Rare Caddisflies
Botrychium minganense Mingan's Moonwort SC Rare Plants
Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Boreal forest Boreal Forest NA Northern Forests
Boloria chariclea Arctic Fritillary SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Black spruce swamp Black Spruce Swamp NA Northern Forests
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Bat Hibernaculum Bat Hibernaculum SC Miscellaneous Elements
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper THR Rare Birds
Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted Skipper SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Asclepias ovalifolia Dwarf Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Arphia conspersa Speckled Rangeland Grasshopper SC/N Rare Grasshoppers and Allies
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Ammodramus leconteii Le Conte's Sparrow SC/M Rare Birds
Alder thicket Alder Thicket NA Shrub Communities
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Aeshna subarctica Subarctic Darner SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Acipenser fulvescens Lake Sturgeon SC/H Rare Fishes
Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk SC/M SOC Rare Birds
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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