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Forest 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 Forest 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 Forest 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
Botrychium mormo Little Goblin Moonwort END Rare Plants
Lycaeides idas Northern Blue END Rare Butterflies and Moths
Martes americana American Marten END Rare Mammals
Ophiogomphus anomalus Extra-striped Snaketail END Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Vaccinium cespitosum Dwarf Bilberry END Rare Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Mountain Cranberry END Rare Plants
Alder thicket Alder Thicket NA Shrub Communities
Bedrock glade Bedrock Glade NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Black spruce swamp Black Spruce Swamp NA Northern Forests
Boreal forest Boreal Forest NA Northern Forests
Ephemeral pond Ephemeral Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Floodplain forest Floodplain Forest NA Southern Forests
Hardwood Swamp Hardwood Swamp NA Northern Forests
Lake--deep, very soft, seepage Lake--Deep, Very Soft, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--hard bog Lake--Hard Bog NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, hard, drainage Lake--Shallow, Hard, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, soft, drainage Lake--Shallow, Soft, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--shallow, soft, seepage Lake--Shallow, Soft, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--soft bog Lake--Soft Bog NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--spring Lake--Spring NA Lakes and Ponds
Mesic cedar forest Mesic Cedar Forest NA Northern Forests
Muskeg Muskeg NA Shrub Communities
Northern dry forest Northern Dry Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern dry-mesic forest Northern Dry-mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern mesic forest Northern Mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern sedge meadow Northern Sedge Meadow NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Northern Tamarack Swamp Northern Tamarack Swamp NA Northern Forests
Northern wet forest Northern Wet Forest NA Northern Forests
Northern wet-mesic forest Northern Wet-mesic Forest NA Northern Forests
Open bog Open Bog NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Patterned peatland Patterned Peatland NA Community Complexes
Poor fen Poor Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Spring pond Spring Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Springs and spring runs, hard Springs and Spring Runs, Hard NA Springs and Streams
Stream--fast, hard, cold Stream--Fast, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Stream--slow, hard, cold Stream--Slow, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Wild Rice Marsh Wild Rice Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Botrychium minganense Mingan's Moonwort SC Rare Plants
Carex livida Livid Sedge SC Rare Plants
Dryopteris expansa Spreading Woodfern SC Rare Plants
Elatine triandra Longstem Water-wort SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis flavescens var. olivacea Capitate Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis quinqueflora Few-flowered Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Epilobium strictum Downy Willow-herb SC Rare Plants
Equisetum palustre Marsh Horsetail SC Rare Plants
Littorella uniflora American Shoreweed SC Rare Plants
Platanthera hookeri Hooker's Orchid SC Rare Plants
Sceptridium oneidense Blunt-lobe Grape-fern SC Rare Plants
Sceptridium rugulosum Rugulose Grape-fern SC Rare Plants
Schoenoplectus torreyi Torrey's Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Utricularia resupinata Northeastern Bladderwort SC Rare Plants
Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk SC/M SOC Rare Birds
Asio otus Long-eared Owl SC/M Rare Birds
Bucephala clangula Common Goldeneye SC/M Rare Birds
Catharus ustulatus Swainson's Thrush SC/M Rare Birds
Oporornis agilis Connecticut Warbler SC/M Rare Birds
Poecile hudsonicus Boreal Chickadee SC/M Rare Birds
Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet SC/M Rare Birds
Bombus terricola Yellowbanded Bumble Bee SC/N SOC Rare Ants, Wasps, and Bees
Brachycentrus lateralis A Humpless Casemaker Caddisfly SC/N Rare Caddisflies
Catocala semirelicta Semirelict Underwing Moth SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Chloealtis abdominalis Rocky Mountain Sprinkled Locust SC/N Rare Grasshoppers and Allies
Epiaeschna heros Swamp Darner SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Maccaffertium pulchellum A Flat-headed Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Microvelia albonotata A Broad-shouldered Water Strider SC/N Rare Leafhoppers and True Bugs
Napaeozapus insignis Woodland Jumping Mouse SC/N Rare Mammals
Pieris virginiensis West Virginia White SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Somatochlora forcipata Forcipate Emerald SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Sorex palustris Water Shrew SC/N Rare Mammals
Trimerotropis verruculata Crackling Forest Grasshopper SC/N Rare Grasshoppers and Allies
Wormaldia moesta A Fingernet Caddisfly SC/N Rare Caddisflies
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Glaucomys sabrinus Northern Flying Squirrel SC/P Rare Mammals
Amerorchis rotundifolia Round-leaved Orchis THR Rare Plants
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Calypso bulbosa Calypso Orchid THR Rare Plants
Carex michauxiana Michaux's Sedge THR Rare Plants
Coturnicops noveboracensis Yellow Rail THR Rare Birds
Falcipennis canadensis Spruce Grouse THR Rare Birds
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle THR SOC Rare Reptiles
Packera indecora Plains Ragwort THR Rare Plants
Petasites sagittatus Sweet Colt's-foot THR Rare Plants
Polystichum braunii Braun's Holly-fern THR Rare Plants
Potamogeton confervoides Algae-leaved Pondweed THR Rare Plants
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Last revised: July 18, 2017
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