Rare animals
Find rare and non-game animals.
Rare plants
Learn about plants on the Natural Heritage Working List.
Rare lichens
Discover Wisconsin's lichens.
Natural communities
Explore Wisconsin's natural communities.
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 Redell, 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: Thursday, June 17, 2021