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Wisconsin

Endangered, Threatened, and Candidate Species

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This is a list of federally threatened or endangered species in Wisconsin. For the Wisconsin state-listed threatened or endangered species, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  

 

For more information about federally-threatened and endangered species in Wisconsin, contact: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2661 Scott Tower Drive, New Franken, WI 54229 (Phone: 920-866-1717)

 

Mammals | Birds | Reptiles | Clams | Insects | Plants

 
MAMMALS

Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)
Status: Threatened

 

BIRDS

Kirtland's warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii)
Status:Endangered

 

Piping plover - Great Lakes population (Charadrius melodus)
Status:Endangered and Critical Habitat Designated

 

Whooping crane (Grus americanus)
Status:Non-essential Experimental Population

 

REPTILES

Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus)
Status:Candidate

 

CLAMS (Freshwater Mussels, Unionids)

Higgins eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsii)
Status:Endangered

 

Sheepnose
(Plethobasus cyphyus)
Status: Endangered

 

Snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra)

Endangered

 

Spectaclecase
(Cumberlandia monodonta)
Status: Endangered

 

Winged mapleleaf (Quadrula fragosa)
Status:Endangered

 

INSECTS

Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana)
Status:Endangered and Critical Habitat Designated

 

Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samueli)s
Status:Endangered

 

Poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)

Status: Candidate

 

PLANTS

Dwarf lake iris (Iris lacustris)
Status:Threatened

 

Eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea)
Status:Threatened

 

Fassett's locoweed (Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea)
Status:Threatened

 

Mead's milkweed (Asclepias meadii)
Status:Threatened

 

Northern wild monkshood (Aconitum noveboracense)
Status:Threatened

 

Pitcher's thistle (Cirsium pitcheri)
Status:Threatened

 

Prairie bush-clover (Lespedeza leptostachya)
Status:Threatened

 

List Revised March 2012

 


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Last updated: February 4, 2013