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Iowa

County Distribution of Federally Threatened, Endangered, Proposed and Candidate Species

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Bald Eagle

Bald eagles are no longer protected under the federal Endangered Species Act and Section 7 consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is no longer necessary. However, the bald eagle remains protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

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Gray Wolf

Status of the gray wolf in Illinois under the Endangered Species Act.


Revised January 2014

Species

Status

Counties

Habitat

Mammals

     

Indiana bat
(Myotis sodalis)

Endangered

Adair, Appanoose, Boone, Cedar, Clarke, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Guthrie, Henry, Iowa, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Scott, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne

 

Map of Indiana Bat range in Iowa (PDF)

Caves, mines (hibernacula);

small stream corridors with well developed riparian woods; upland forests (foraging)

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Statewide

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. Roosts and forages in upland forests and woods.

Birds

     

Least Tern
(Sterna antillarum)

Endangered

Pottawattamie, Woodbury, Polk

Bare alluvial and dredged spoil islands

Piping Plover
(Charadrius melodus)
Great Plains Population

Threatened

Pottawattamie, Woodbury

 

Reptiles

     

Eastern Massasauga
(Sistrurus catenatus)

Candidate

Muscatine, Johnson, Mills, Bremer, Pottawattamie, Louisa

 

Fish

     

Pallid Sturgeon
(Scaphirynchus albus)

Endangered

Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Woodbury

Large rivers

Topeka shiner
(Notropis topeka)

Endangered

Boone, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Lyon, Osceola, Pocahontass, Sac, Sioux, Webster, Wright

 

Map of Topeka Shiner Range and Critical Habitat in Iowa (PDF)

Prairie streams and rivers

Topeka shiner
(Notropis topeka)

Critical Habitat

Calhoun, Carroll, Dallas, Greene, Hamilton, Lyon, Osceola, Sac, Webster, Wright

Map of Topeka Shiner Range and Critical Habitat in Iowa (PDF)

 

Mussels

     

Higgins eye pearlymussel
(Lampsilis higginsi)

Endangered

Allamakee, Clayton, Clinton, Des Moines, Dubuque, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott

Iowa River, Mississippi River, and Wapsipinicon River

Sheepnose
(Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Lee, Muscatine, and Scott

Shallow areas in larger rivers and streams

Spectaclecase
(Cumberlandia monodonta)

Endangered

Des Moines, Lee, Muscatine, Scott

Large rivers in areas sheltered from the main force of the current

Snails

     

Iowa pleistocene snail
(Discus macclintocki)

Endangered

Clayton, Clinton, Dubuque, Fayette, Jackson

North-facing algific talus slopes of the driftless area

Insects

     

Poweshiek skipperling

(Oarisma poweshiek)

Proposed Endangered

 

and

 

Proposed Critical Habitat

Cerro Gordo, Dickinson, Emmet, Howard, Kossuth, and Osceola

 

Maps of Poweshiek Skipperling Proposed Critical Habitat in Iowa

Remnants of tallgrass prairie

Plants

     

Eastern prairie fringed orchid
(Platanthaera leucophaea)

Threatened

Decatur, Jackson, Johnson, Jones

Mesic to wet prairies

Mead's milkweed
(Asclepias meadii)

Threatened

Adair, Clarke, Decatur, Ringgold, Warren

Virgin prairies

Prairie bush clover
(Lespedeza leptostachya)

Threatened

POTENTIAL HABITAT STATEWIDE; KNOWN OCCURRENCES IN:
Buena Vista, Butler, Clarke, Clay, Delaware, Dickinson, Emmet, Howard, Kossuth, Lucas, Obrien, Osceola, Story, Warren, Winneshiek

Dry to mesic prairies with gravelly soil

Northern wild monkshood
(Aconitum noveboracense)

Threatened

Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson,

 

Western prairie fringed orchid
(Platanthera praeclara)

Threatened

POTENTIAL HABITAT STATEWIDE; KNOWN OCCURRENCES IN:
Adair, Bremer, Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Fayette, Guthrie, Howard, Kossuth, Mills, Pocahontas, Polk, Taylor

Wet prairies and sedge meadows

 

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Last updated: April 15, 2014