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At-Risk Species Finder

This Access database is a new tool that allows you to easily sort hundreds of at-risk species in the Southeast by state, Landscape Conservation Cooperative, range, and habitat type.

This database should not be used for conservation planning, since range data for petitioned species has not been confirmed. However, the database can be a general guide for where species are found.

To use the database, download and save it to your desktop. An updated version will be available each month as new information is acquired. For more information on any particular species, please contact the identified lead Ecological Services Field Office.

Download the database

Version .37, 8.5MB, updated June 14, 2016.

Change notes:

  • Added Florida black bear to “Petitioned for listing not in 374”
  • Updated status for Hatchie burrowing crayfish, egg-mimic darter, and saddled madtom to "Petition Withdrawn"
  • Updated name for Slendercraw crayfish to Slenderclaw crayfish
  • Corrected scientific name of purple lilliput from "lividus" to "lividum"
  • Changed Lead Region for longhead darter from Region 4 to Region 5.


A note for users of Microsoft Access 2007 and Microsoft Access 2010

In order for the At-Risk Species finder to function correctly you must enable the content in the Security Warning of the database (figure 1). The process is a bit different depending on which version of Access you are using. First, please save the database to your computer to remove the limitations of Read-Only mode.

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Figure 1.

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Figure 2.

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Figure 3.


Access 2007: The process for Version 2007 is a bit more involved. You can trust the content of the database each time you use the At-Risk Species Finder (figure 2) or you can save the database to a secure, trusted location, which will bypass this step in the future (figure 3).

Access 2010: The concept of a "Trusted document" was introduced with Version 2010. You no longer need to create a "Trusted Location" for all of your documents; you can consider any Microsoft Office document as trusted on a case by case basis (figure 1).

For more information on Microsoft Access as it pertains to computer security please visit the Microsoft help file: Decide whether to trust a database.

To make suggestions for improving the database, please contact Roy Hewitt at 404-679-7306 or



Last updated: June 14, 2016