Threatened & Endangered Species
Two endangered, two threatened, and twenty-nine species of concern can be found at Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Federally listed threatened and endangered species include: Desert Tortoise(threatened) and Pahrump Poolfish(endangered). The Refuge has a refugium, in which the Pahrump poolfish reside. Two endangered species recovery success stories found on the refuge are the Bald Eagle ( down-graded to threatened and delisted taxon-recovered) and the Peregrine Falcon (officially declared recovered and removed from the endangered species list).
Plant species of concern include: Merriam's bearpoppy, Meadow Valley sandwort, Ackerman milkvetch, Sheep Range milkvetch, black woolypod, half-ring pod milkvetch, Cane Spring evening primrose, remote rabbitbush, sheep fleabane, rosy bicolored penstemon, Beatley's phacelia, Parish's phacelia, pygmy pore leaf, purple sage, and Charleston ground-daisy.
The following are mammal species of concern: Hidden Forest uinta chipmunk, Western small-footed myotis, long-legged myotis, fringed myotis, long-eared myotis, spotted bat, and Townsend's big-eared bat.
These bird species of concern can be found on the refuge: Northern goshawk, ferruginous hawk, burrowing owl, phainopepla, and loggerhead shrike.
Reptiles of concern found on the refuge include the chuckwalla.
The Nevada admiral is an invertebrate species of concern found on the refuge.