Ecological Services
Mountain-Prairie Region
Endangered Species

pallid sturgeonAmerican burying beetlepiping plover chickwhooping cranes

 

 

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides for the conservation of threatened and endangered species of fish, wildlife, plants, and the habitats for which they depend. We work towards the conservation and restoration of threatened and endangered species. We also work with landowners, conservation groups and other agencies to develop cooperative conservation and recovery strategies.

Land owner factsheet: Learn more about endangered species listings and how this may impact you

Endangered, Threatened, Proposed and
Candidate Species Found in Nebraska

Common Name
Scientific Name
Status
Distribution
Birds      
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus
T
Post Gulf Oil Spill World. see species profile
Interior Least Tern Sternula antillarum athalassos
E
see species profile
Whooping Crane Grus americana
E
see migratory corridor map and species profile
rufa red knot Calidris canutus rufa
P - T
see species profile
Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis
E

This species uses tall- and mixed-grass prairie in the central flyway as stop overs on their way to their breeding grounds. See fact sheet. Believed to be extinct.

Invertebrates  
 
American Burying Beetle Nicrophorus americanus
E
The current distribution encompasses 8 states, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma (see species profile).
Salt Creek Tiger Beetle Cicindela nevadica lincolniana
E
Confined to eastern Nebraska saline wetlands and associated streams and tributaries of Salt Creek in the northern third of Lancaster County (see species profile).
Platte River Caddisfly Ironoquia plattensis
N/L
Final assessment: Not warranted for listing - see 12-month finding
Scaleshell mussel Leptodea leptodon
E
Scattered within the Mississippi River basin in Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma (see species profile).
Fish  
 
Topeka Shiner Notropis topeka
E
see species profile
Pallid Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus
E
see species profile
Plants  
 
Western Prairie Fringed Orchid Platanthera praeclara
T
Restricted to west of the Mississippi River. Currently found in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and in Manitoba, canada. see species profile
Blowout Penstemon Penstemon haydenii
E
Currently found in Nerbaska and Wyoming. see species profile
Ute ladies' -tresses Spiranthes diluvialis
T
see species profile
Colorado Butterfly Plant Gaura neomexicana coloradensis
T
see species profile
Mammals      
Black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes
E
For distribution see species profile. The endangered species bulletin (2011: A Year in Review) has a summary on black-footed ferret recovery.
Northern long-eared bat Myotis septentrionalis
P - E
see species fact sheet
       
E = Endangered; T = Threatened; P = Proposed; N/L = Not listed
       

For a list of State and Federally listed species click here.

Please click here for a complete and oficial list by County of listed species in Nebraska.

Last updated: April 30, 2014