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Wisconsin

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

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

 

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.

Information about Bald Eagles

Information about Eagle Permits and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act

 

Gray Wolf

The Gray Wolf population that includes Wisconsin was removed from the list of threatened and endangered species and is no longer protected under the Endangered Species Act.

 

List Revised February 2014

County

Species

Status

Habitat

Adams

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

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

Kirtland's warbler

Setophaga kirtlandii

Endangered

Young jack pine stands (5 to 25 years old)

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

 

Whooping cranes have nested in this county

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Ashland

Canada lynx

Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Piping plover
Charadrius melodus

Endangered

Sandy beaches; bare alluvial and dredge spoil islands

Piping plover
Charadrius melodus

Critical Habitat Designated

 

Rufa red knot

(Calidris canutus rufa)

Proposed Threatened

Along Lake Superior

Barron

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Bayfield

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Kirtland's warbler

Setophaga kirtlandii

Endangered

Young jack pine stands (5 to 25 years old)

Fassett's locoweed

Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea

Threatened

Open sandy lakeshores

Brown

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Rufa red knot

(Calidris canutus rufa)

Proposed Threatened

Along Green Bay

Dwarf lake iris

Iris lacustris

Threatened

Partially shaded sandy-gravelly soils on lakeshores

Buffalo

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Eastern massasauga

Sistrurus catenatus

Candidate

Open to forested wetlands and adjacent uplands

Higgins eye pearly mussel
(Lampsilis higginsii)

Endangered

Mississippi River

Sheepnose
(Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Mississippi River

Spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta)

Endangered

Mississippi River

Burnett

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane

Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta)

Endangered

St. Croix River

Calumet

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Chippewa

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta)

Endangered

St. Croix River

Karner blue butterfly

Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Clark

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
(Grus americanus)

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Columbia

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
(Grus americanus)

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Higgins eye pearly mussel
(Lampsilis higginsii)

Endangered

Wisconsin River

Sheepnose
(Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Wisconsin River

Mead's milkweed
(Asclepias meadii)

Threatened

Upland tallgrass prairie or glade/barren habitat

 

Note: all the Mead's milkweed sites in Wisconsin are reintroduction attempts and occur on protected conservation lands.

Prairie bush-clover

(Lespedeza leptostachya)

Threatened

Dry to mesic prairies with gravelly soil

Crawford

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
(Grus americanus)

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Eastern massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus

Candidate

Open to forested wetlands and adjacent uplands

Higgins eye pearly mussel
(Lampsilis higginsii)

Endangered

Mississippi River

Sheepnose
(Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Shallow areas in larger rivers and streams

Spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta)

Endangered

Mississippi River

Note: EO for Crawford county is historic-last observation 1982

Dane

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
(Grus americanus)

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Higgins eye pearly mussel
(Lampsilis higginsii)

Endangered

Lower Wisconsin River

Sheepnose
(Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Shallow areas in larger rivers and streams

Eastern prairie fringed orchid
(Platanthera leucophaea)

Threatened

Wet grasslands

Mead's milkweed
(Asclepias meadii)

Threatened

Upland tallgrass prairie or glade/barren habitat

 

Note: all the Mead's milkweed sites in Wisconsin are reintroduction attempts and occur on protected conservation lands.

Prairie bush-clover
(Lespedeza leptostachya)

Threatened

Dry to mesic prairies with gravelly soil

Dodge

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
(Grus americanus)

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Door

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Hine's emerald dragonfly
(Somatochlora hineana)

Endangered

Calcareous streams & associated wetlands overlying dolomite bedrock

Hine's emerald dragonfly
(Somatochlora hineana)

Critical Habitat

Critical Habitat Maps

Pitcher's thistle
Cirsium pitcheri

Threatened

Stabilized dunes, and blowout areas

Dwarf lake iris
Iris lacustris

Threatened

Partially shaded sandy-gravelly soils on lakeshores

Douglas

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Kirtland's warbler
Setophaga kirtlandii

Endangered

Potential breeding in young jack pine stands (5 to 25 years old)

Piping plover
Charadrius melodus

Endangered

Sandy beaches; bare alluvial and dredge spoil islands

Piping plover
Charadrius melodus

Critical Habitat Designated

 

Rufa red knot

(Calidris canutus rufa)

Proposed Threatened

Along Lake Superior

Fassett's locoweed

Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea

Threatened

Open sandy lakeshores

Dunn

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Sheepnose
(Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Chippewa River

Eau Claire

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Sheepnose
(Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Chippewa River

Karner blue butterfly

Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Florence

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Fond du Lac

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
(Grus americanus)

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Forest

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Grant

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Higgins eye pearly mussel
(Lampsilis higginsii)

Endangered

Lower Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers

Sheepnose
(Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Shallow areas in larger rivers and streams

Spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta)

Endangered

Mississippi River

Note: EO for Grant county is historic-last observation 1982

Hine's emerald dragonfly
(Somatochlora hineana)

Endangered

Calcareous streams & associated wetlands overlying dolomite bedrock

Mead's milkweed
(Asclepias meadii)

Threatened

Upland tallgrass prairie or glade/barren habitat

 

Note: all the Mead's milkweed sites in Wisconsin are reintroduction attempts and occur on protected conservation lands.

Northern monkshood
(Aconitum noveboracense)

Threatened

North facing slopes

Prairie bush-clover
(Lespedeza leptostachya)

Threatened

Dry to mesic prairies, with gravelly soil

Green

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
(Grus americanus)

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Mead's milkweed
(Asclepias meadii)

Threatened

Upland tallgrass prairie or glade/barren habitat

 

Note: all the Mead's milkweed sites in Wisconsin are reintroduction attempts and occur on protected conservation lands.

Prairie bush-clover
(Lespedeza leptostachya)

Threatened

Dry to mesic prairies, with gravelly soil

Green Lake

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Poweshiek skipperling

(Oarisma poweshiek)

Endangered

and Proposed Critical Habitat

 

Maps of Proposed Critical Habitat

Native prairie

Eastern prairie fringed orchid
(Platanthera leucophaea)

Threatened

Wet grasslands

Iowa

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
(Grus americanus)

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Higgins eye pearly mussel
(Lampsilis higginsii)

Endangered

Lower Wisconsin Rivers

Sheepnose Mussel (Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Wisconsin River

Hine's emerald dragonfly
(Somatochlora hineana)

Endangered

Calcareous streams & associated wetlands overlying dolomite bedrock

Mead's milkweed
(Asclepias meadii)

Threatened

Upland tallgrass prairie or glade/barren habitat

 

Note: all the Mead's milkweed sites in Wisconsin are reintroduction attempts and occur on protected conservation lands.

Prairie bush-clover
(Lespedeza leptostachya)

Threatened

Dry to mesic prairies with gravelly soil

Iron

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Jackson

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Kirtland's warbler
Setophaga kirtlandii

Endangered

Potential breeding in young jack pine stands (5 to 25 years old)

Eastern massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus

Candidate

Open to forested wetlands and adjacent uplands

Karner blue butterfly

Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Jefferson

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Eastern prairie fringed orchid
(Platanthera leucophaea)

Threatened

Wet grasslands

Juneau

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

 

Whooping cranes have nested in this county

Eastern massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus

Candidate

Open to forested wetlands and adjacent uplands

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Kenosha

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Eastern prairie fringed orchid
(Platanthera leucophaea)

Threatened

Wet grasslands

Kewaunee

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Hine's emerald dragonfly
(Somatochlora hineana)

Endangered

Calcareous streams & associated wetlands overlying dolomite bedrock

LaCrosse

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Eastern massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus

Candidate

Open to forested wetlands and adjacent uplands

Higgins eye pearly mussel
(Lampsilis higginsii)

Endangered

Mississippi River

Sheepnose
(Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Mississippi River

Lafayette

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane

Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Prairie bush-clover
(Lespedeza leptostachya)

Threatened

Dry to mesic prairies with gravelly soil

Langlade

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Lincoln

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Manitowoc

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Rufa red knot

(Calidris canutus rufa)

Proposed Threatened

Along Lake Michigan

Pitcher's
Cirsium pitcheri

Threatened

Stabilized dunes, and blowout areas

Piping plover
Charadrius melodus

Endangered

Sandy beaches; bare alluvial and dredge spoil islands

Piping plover
Charadrius melodus

Critical Habitat Designated

 

Marathon

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane

Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Marinette

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Kirtland's warbler
Setophaga kirtlandii

Endangered

Potential breeding in young jack pine stands (5 to 25 years old)

Piping plover
Charadrius melodus

Endangered

Sandy beaches; bare alluvial and dredge spoil islands

Piping plover
Charadrius melodus

Critical Habitat Designated

 

Marquette

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Menominee

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Milwaukee

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Rufa red knot

(Calidris canutus rufa)

Proposed Threatened

Along Lake Michigan

Monroe

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

 

Whooping cranes have nested in this county

Eastern massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus

Candidate

Open to forested wetlands and adjacent uplands

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Northern monkshood
Aconitum noveboracense

Threatened

North facing slopes

Oconto

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Rufa red knot

(Calidris canutus rufa)

Proposed Threatened

Along Green Bay

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Oneida

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Outagamie

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Snuffbox

Epioblasma triquetra

Endangered

Small to medium-sized creeks and some larger rivers, in areas with a swift current

Ozaukee

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Rufa red knot

(Calidris canutus rufa)

Proposed Threatened

Along Lake Michigan

Hine's emerald dragonfly
Somatochlora hineana

Endangered

Calcareous streams & associated wetlands overlying dolomite bedrock

Hine's emerald dragonfly
Somatochlora hineana

Critical Habitat

Critical Habitat Maps

Eastern prairie fringed orchid
Platanthera leucophaea

Threatened

Wet grasslands

Pepin

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Eastern massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus

Candidate

Open to forested wetlands and adjacent uplands

Sheepnose
Plethobasus cyphyus

Endangered

Mississippi River

Prairie bush-clover
Lespedeza leptostachya

Threatened

Dry to mesic prairies with gravelly soil

Pierce

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Higgins eye pearly mussel
Lampsilis Higginsi

Endangered

Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers

Snuffbox

Epioblasma triquetra

Endangered

Small to medium-sized creeks and some larger rivers, in areas with a swift current

Spectaclecase Cumberlandia monodonta

Endangered

Large rivers

Prairie bush-clover
Lespedeza leptostachya

Threatened

Dry to mesic prairies with gravelly soil

Polk

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Higgins eye pearly mussel
Lampsilis higginsii

Endangered

St. Croix Rivers

Snuffbox

Epioblasma triquetra

Endangered

Small to medium-sized creeks and some larger rivers, in areas with a swift current

Spectaclecase Cumberlandia monodonta

Endangered

St. Croix River

Winged mapleleaf
Quadrula fragosa

Endangered

St. Croix River

Portage

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Fassett's locoweed
Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea

Threatened

Open sandy lakeshores

Price

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Racine

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Rufa red knot

(Calidris canutus rufa)

Proposed Threatened

Along Lake Michigan

Richland

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Higgins eye pearly mussel
Lampsilis higginsii

Endangered

Lower Wisconsin River

Sheepnose
Plethobasus cyphyus

Endangered

Wisconsin River

Hine's emerald dragonfly
Somatochlora hineana

Endangered

Calcareous streams & associated wetlands overlying dolomite bedrock

Northern monkshood
Aconitum noveboracense

Threatened

North facing slopes

Rock

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Eastern massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus

Candidate

Open to forested wetlands and adjacent uplands

Eastern prairie fringed orchid
Platanthera leucophaea

Threatened

Wet grasslands

Prairie bush-clover
Lespedeza leptostachya

Threatened

Dry to mesic prairies with gravelly soil

Rusk

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Sheepnose
Plethobasus cyphyus

Endangered

Chippewa River

St. Croix

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Higgins eye pearly mussel
Lampsilis higginsii

Endangered

St. Croix River

Snuffbox

Epioblasma triquetra

Endangered

Small to medium-sized creeks and some larger rivers, in areas with a swift current

Spectaclecase Cumberlandia monodonta

Endangered

St. Croix River

Winged mapleleaf

Quadrula fragosa

Endangered

St. Croix River

Prairie bush-clover
Lespedeza leptostachya

Threatened

Dry to mesic prairies with gravelly soil

Sauk

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane

Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Higgins eye pearly mussel
Lampsilis higginsii

Endangered

Wisconsin River

Sheepnose
Plethobasus cyphyus

Endangered

Wisconsin River

Northern monkshood
Aconitum noveboracense

Threatened

North facing slopes

Prairie bush-clover
Lespedeza leptostachya

Threatened

Dry to mesic prairies with gravelly soil

Sawyer

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Shawano

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Snuffbox

Epioblasma triquetra

Endangered

Small to medium-sized creeks and some larger rivers, in areas with a swift current

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Sheboygan

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Pitcher's
Cirsium pitcheri

Threatened

Stabilized dunes, and blowout areas

Taylor

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Trempealeau

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Eastern massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus

Candidate

Open to forested wetlands and adjacent uplands

Higgins eye pearly mussel
Lampsilis higginsii

Endangered

Mississippi River

Vernon

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Higgins eye pearly mussel
Lampsilis higginsii

Endangered

Mississippi River

Northern monkshood
Aconitum noveboracense

Threatened

North facing slopes

Vilas

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Kirtland's warbler
Setophaga kirtlandii

Endangered

Potential breeding in young jack pine stands (5 to 25 years old)

Walworth

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Eastern prairie fringed orchid
Platanthera leucophaea

Threatened

Wet grasslands

Eastern massasaugaSistrurus catenatus

Candidate

Open to forested wetlands and adjacent uplands

Washburn

Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis

Threatened

While no resident populations are known from Wisconsin, the species occasionally occurs in northern forested areas, and counties listed are those with the highest likelihood of occurrence.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Kirtland's warbler
Setophaga kirtlandii

Endangered

Potential breeding in young jack pine stands (5 to 25 years old)

Washington

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Waukesha

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Poweshiek skipperling

Oarisma poweshiek

Endangered and Proposed Critical Habitat

 

Maps of Proposed Critical Habitat

Native prairie

Eastern prairie fringed orchid
Platanthera leucophaea

Threatened

Wet grasslands

Waupaca

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Snuffbox

Epioblasma triquetra

Endangered

Small to medium-sized creeks and some larger rivers, in areas with a swift current

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Waushara

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Snuffbox

Epioblasma triquetra

Endangered

Small to medium-sized creeks and some larger rivers, in areas with a swift current

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

Fassett's locoweed
Oxytropis campestris var. chartacea

Threatened

Open sandy lakeshores

Winnebago

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

Open wetlands and lakeshores

Eastern prairie fringed orchid
Platanthera leucophaea

Threatened

Wet grasslands

Wood

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. During summer, roosts and forages in upland forests.

Whooping crane
Grus americanus

**Non-essential experimental population

wetlands and lakeshores

 

Whooping cranes have nested in this county

Eastern massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus

Candidate

Open to forested wetlands and adjacent uplands

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Endangered

Prairie, oak savanna, and jack pine areas with wild lupine

 

**Whooping Crane - On June 26, 2001, a nonessential experimental population of the whooping crane was designated in a 20-state area of the eastern United States. The first release of birds occurred in Wisconsin in 2001, and the counties listed are those where the species has been observed to date. It is unknown at this time which counties the species will occupy in the future, as the birds mature and begin to exhibit territorial behavior. For purposes of section 7 consultation, this species is considered as a proposed species, except where it occurs within the National Wildlife Refuge System or the National Park System, where it is treated as a threatened species.


 

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Last updated: June 10, 2014