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Bayfield 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 Bayfield 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 Bayfield 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 August 9, 2018, so there may be more recent county records not reflected here. Return to the county tool.
Scientific Name Common Name WI
Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk SC/M SOC Rare Birds
Adlumia fungosa Climbing Fumitory SC Rare Plants
Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Alder thicket Alder Thicket NA Shrub Communities
Amerorchis rotundifolia Round-leaved Orchis THR Rare Plants
Ammodramus leconteii Le Conte's Sparrow SC/M Rare Birds
Anguilla rostrata American Eel SC/N Rare Fishes
Armoracia lacustris Lake Cress END Rare Plants
Asclepias ovalifolia Dwarf Milkweed THR Rare Plants
Asio otus Long-eared Owl SC/M Rare Birds
Astragalus alpinus Alpine Milkvetch END Rare Plants
Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper THR Rare Birds
Bird Rookery Bird Rookery SC Miscellaneous Elements
Black spruce swamp Black Spruce Swamp NA Northern Forests
Boechera missouriensis Missouri Rock-cress SC Rare Plants
Boreal forest Boreal Forest NA Northern Forests
Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Botrychium minganense Mingan's Moonwort SC Rare Plants
Botrychium pallidum Pale Moonwort SC Rare Plants
Brachycentrus lateralis A Humpless Casemaker Caddisfly SC/N Rare Caddisflies
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk THR Rare Birds
Callitriche hermaphroditica Autumnal Water-starwort SC Rare Plants
Calypso bulbosa Calypso Orchid THR Rare Plants
Canis lupus Gray Wolf SC/FL LE Rare Mammals
Carex capillaris Hair-like Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex concinna Beautiful Sedge THR Rare Plants
Carex lenticularis Shore Sedge THR Rare Plants
Carex livida Livid Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex merritt-fernaldii Fernald's Sedge SC Rare Plants
Carex michauxiana Michaux's Sedge THR Rare Plants
Catharus ustulatus Swainson's Thrush SC/M Rare Birds
Chlidonias niger Black Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Cicindela hirticollis rhodensis Hairy-necked Tiger Beetle END Rare Beetles
Cicindela patruela patruela Northern Barrens Tiger Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Clay seepage bluff Clay Seepage Bluff NA Primary Habitats - Sand or Bare Soil Dependent
Contopus cooperi Olive-sided Flycatcher SC/M Rare Birds
Coturnicops noveboracensis Yellow Rail THR Rare Birds
Cystopteris laurentiana Laurentian Bladder Fern SC Rare Plants
Drosera anglica English Sundew THR Rare Plants
Drosera linearis Linear-leaved Sundew THR Rare Plants
Dryopteris expansa Spreading Woodfern SC Rare Plants
Eleocharis robbinsii Robbins' Spike-rush SC Rare Plants
Elliptio complanata Eastern Elliptio SC/P Rare Mussels and Clams
Emergent marsh Emergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle SC/P SOC Rare Reptiles
Enallagma clausum Alkali Bluet SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Epilobium strictum Downy Willow-herb SC Rare Plants
Equisetum palustre Marsh Horsetail SC Rare Plants
Eriophorum russeolum ssp. leiocarpum Russet Cotton-grass SC Rare Plants
Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SC/N Rare Fishes
Euphagus cyanocephalus Brewer's Blackbird SC/M Rare Birds
Falcipennis canadensis Spruce Grouse THR Rare Birds
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon END Rare Birds
Forested seep Forested Seep NA Northern Forests
Geum macrophyllum var. macrophyllum Large-leaved Avens SC Rare Plants
Glaciere Talus Glaciere Talus NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Glaucomys sabrinus Northern Flying Squirrel SC/P Rare Mammals
Glycyrrhiza lepidota Wild Licorice SC Rare Plants
Glyptemys insculpta Wood Turtle THR SOC Rare Reptiles
Goodyera oblongifolia Giant Rattlesnake-plantain SC Rare Plants
Great lakes beach Great Lakes Beach NA Primary Habitats - Sand or Bare Soil Dependent
Great lakes dune Great Lakes Dune NA Primary Habitats - Sand or Bare Soil Dependent
Great Lakes Shore Fen Great Lakes Shore Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Gymnocarpium jessoense ssp. parvulum Northern Oak Fern SC Rare Plants
Hardwood Swamp Hardwood Swamp NA Northern Forests
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander SC/H Rare Amphibians
Hesperia metea Cobweb Skipper SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Huperzia appressa Mountain Fir Moss SC Rare Plants
Huperzia selago Fir Clubmoss SC Rare Plants
Hygrotus farctus A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Hypogymnia tubulosa Powder-headed Tube Lichen SC Rare Lichens
Ilybius angustior A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Ilybius subaeneus A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Inland beach Inland Beach NA Primary Habitats - Sand or Bare Soil Dependent
Isogenoides frontalis A Perlodid Stonefly SC/N Rare Stoneflies
Isogenoides olivaceus A Perlodid Stonefly SC/N Rare Stoneflies
Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern SC/M Rare Birds
Juncus vaseyi Vasey's Rush SC Rare Plants
Lake--deep, hard, drainage Lake--Deep, Hard, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--deep, soft, drainage Lake--Deep, Soft, Drainage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--deep, soft, seepage Lake--Deep, Soft, Seepage NA Lakes and Ponds
Lake--deep, very soft, seepage Lake--Deep, Very Soft, Seepage 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
Leucophysalis grandiflora Large-flowered Ground-cherry SC Rare Plants
Listera auriculata Auricled Twayblade END Rare Plants
Listera convallarioides Broad-leaved Twayblade THR Rare Plants
Lithobates septentrionalis Mink Frog SC/H Rare Amphibians
Littorella uniflora American Shoreweed SC Rare Plants
Lonicera involucrata Fly Honeysuckle END Rare Plants
Lycaena dione Gray Copper SC/N Rare Butterflies and Moths
Martes americana American Marten END Rare Mammals
Mesic floodplain terrace Mesic Floodplain Terrace NA Northern Forests
Migratory Bird Concentration Site Migratory Bird Concentration Site SC Miscellaneous Elements
Moist cliff Moist Cliff NA Primary Habitats - Bedrock Dependent
Muskeg Muskeg NA Shrub Communities
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat THR Rare Mammals
Myotis septentrionalis Northern Long-eared Bat THR LT Rare Mammals
Napaeozapus insignis Woodland Jumping Mouse SC/N Rare Mammals
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
Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner THR Rare Fishes
Oenothera serrulata Yellow Evening Primrose SC Rare Plants
Open bog Open Bog NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Oporornis agilis Connecticut Warbler SC/M Rare Birds
Oreodytes scitulus A Predaceous Diving Beetle SC/N Rare Beetles
Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea Fassett's Locoweed END LT Rare Plants
Parnassia palustris Marsh Grass-of-Parnassus THR Rare Plants
Petasites sagittatus Sweet Colt's-foot THR Rare Plants
Pine barrens Pine Barrens NA Savannas and Woodlands
Piptatheropsis canadensis Canada Mountain Ricegrass SC Rare Plants
Platanthera hookeri Hooker's Orchid SC Rare Plants
Plestiodon septentrionalis Prairie Skink SC/H Rare Reptiles
Poecile hudsonicus Boreal Chickadee SC/M Rare Birds
Polystichum braunii Braun's Holly-fern THR Rare Plants
Poor fen Poor Fen NA Herbaceous Communities - Sedge Meadows, Fens, and Bogs
Potamogeton confervoides Algae-leaved Pondweed THR Rare Plants
Potamogeton vaseyi Vasey's Pondweed SC Rare Plants
Primula mistassinica Bird's-eye Primrose SC Rare Plants
Pyrola minor Lesser Wintergreen END Rare Plants
Ranunculus gmelinii Small Yellow Water Crowfoot END Rare Plants
Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet SC/M Rare Birds
Rhithrogena undulata A Flat-headed Mayfly SC/N Rare Mayflies
Rhynchospora fusca Brown Beak-rush SC Rare Plants
Salix planifolia ssp. planifolia Tea-leaved Willow THR Rare Plants
Sceptridium rugulosum Rugulose Grape-fern SC Rare Plants
Schoenoplectus torreyi Torrey's Bulrush SC Rare Plants
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler THR SOC Rare Birds
Setophaga kirtlandii Kirtland's Warbler END LE Rare Birds
Somatochlora ensigera Plains Emerald SC/N Rare Dragonflies and Damselflies
Sorex palustris Water Shrew SC/N Rare Mammals
Sparganium glomeratum Clustered Bur-reed THR Rare Plants
Spring pond Spring Pond NA Lakes and Ponds
Springs and spring runs, soft Springs and Spring Runs, Soft NA Springs and Streams
Sterna hirundo Common Tern END SOC Rare Birds
Stream--fast, hard, cold Stream--Fast, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Stream--slow, hard, cold Stream--Slow, Hard, Cold NA Springs and Streams
Sturnella neglecta Western Meadowlark SC/M Rare Birds
Submergent marsh Submergent Marsh NA Herbaceous Communities - Marshes
Tephroseris palustris Marsh Ragwort SC Rare Plants
Triglochin palustris Slender Bog Arrow-grass SC Rare Plants
Trisetum spicatum Spike Trisetum THR Rare Plants
Tympanuchus phasianellus Sharp-tailed Grouse SC/H Rare Birds
Usnea ceratina Warty Beard Lichen SC Rare Lichens
Usnea strigosa Bush Beard Lichen SC Rare Lichens
Utricularia resupinata Northeastern Bladderwort SC Rare Plants
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Mountain Cranberry END Rare Plants
Last revised: August 9, 2018
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