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Rocky Mountain Region

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Region 2 Regional Forester's Sensitive Species

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The Rocky Mountain Region (Region 2) has completed an update of the sensitive species list. These animal and plant species receive special emphasis in planning and management activities on National Forest System lands to assure their conservation.

Mammals | Birds | Amphibians | Reptiles | Fishes | Insects | Mollusks
Ferns & Allies | Nonvascular | Monocots | Dicots


Animal: Mammals


Scientific Name Common Name
Conepatus leuconotus American hog-nosed skunk
Cynomys gunnisoni Gunnison's prairie dog
Cynomys leucurus white-tailed prairie dog
Cynomys ludovicianus black-tailed prairie dog
Euderma maculatum spotted bat
Gulo gulo wolverine
Lontra canadensis river otter
Martes americana American marten
Microtus richardsoni water vole
Myotis thysanodes fringed myotis
Ovis canadensis nelsoni desert bighorn sheep
Ovis canadensis canadensis Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
Plecotus townsendii Townsend's big-eared bat
Sorex hoyi pygmy shrew
Thomomys clusius Wyoming pocket gopher
Ursus arctos horribilis grizzly bear
Vulpes macrotis kit fox
Vulpes velox swift fox
Zapus hudsonius luteus New Mexico meadow jumping mouse
Zapus hudsonius preblei (WY SPR) Preble's meadow jumping mouse (WY SPR)

Animal: Birds


Scientific Name Common Name
Accipiter gentilis northern goshawk
Aegolius funereus boreal owl
Aimophila cassinii Cassin's sparrow
Ammodramus savannarum grasshopper sparrow
Amphispiza belli sage sparrow
Asio flammeus short-eared owl
Athene cunicularia burrowing owl
Botaurus lentiginosus American bittern
Buteo regalis ferruginous hawk
Calcarius mccownii McCown's longspur
Calcarius ornatus chestnut-collared longspur
Centrocercus minimus Gunnison sage-grouse
Centrocercus urophasianus greater sage-grouse
Charadrius montanus mountain plover
Chlidonias niger black tern
Circus cyaneus northern harrier
Coccyzus americanus yellow-billed cuckoo
Contopus cooperi olive-sided flycatcher
Cygnus buccinator trumpeter swan
Cypseloides niger black swift
Falco peregrinus anatum American peregrine falcon
Haliaeetus leucocephalus bald eagle
Histrionicus histrionicus harlequin duck
Lagopus leucura white-tailed ptarmigan
Lanius ludovicianus loggerhead shrike
Melanerpes lewis Lewis's woodpecker
Numenius americanus long-billed curlew
Otus flammeolus flammulated owl
Picoides arcticus black-backed woodpecker
Picoides dorsalis American three-toed woodpecker
Progne subis purple martin
Spizella breweri Brewer's sparrow
Tympanuchus pallidicinctus lesser prairie-chicken
Tympanuchus cupido greater prairie-chicken
Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus Columbian sharp-tailed grouse

Animal: Amphibians


Scientific Name Common Name
Anaxyrus boreas boreas boreal toad
Lithobates blairi plains leopard frog
Lithobates luteiventris Columbia spotted frog
Lithobates pipiens northern leopard frog
Lithobates sylvatica wood frog

Animal: Reptiles


Scientific Name Common Name
Sistrurus catenatus massasauga
Storeria occipitomaculata pahasapae Black Hills redbelly snake

Animal: Fishes


Scientific Name Common Name
Catostomus discobolus bluehead sucker
Catostomus latipinnis flannelmouth sucker
Catostomus platyrhynchus mountain sucker
Catostomus plebeius Rio Grande sucker
Couesius plumbeus lake chub
Gila pandora Rio Grande chub
Gila robusta roundtail chub
Hybognathus placitus plains minnow
Macrhybopsis gelida sturgeon chub
Margariscus margarita pearl dace
Nocomis biguttatus hornyhead chub
Oncorhynchus clarkiii pleuriticus Colorado River cutthroat trout
Oncorhynchus clarkii virginalis Rio Grande cutthroat trout
Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri Yellowstone cutthroat trout
Phoxinus eos northern redbelly dace
Phoxinus erythrogaster southern redbelly dace
Phoxinus neogaeus finescale dace
Platygobio gracilis flathead chub

Animal: Insects


Scientific Name Common Name
Hesperia ottoe Ottoe skipper
Ochrotrichia susanae Susan's purse-making caddisfly
Somatochlora hudsonica Hudsonian emerald
Speyeria idalia regal fritillary
Speyeria nokomis nokomis nokomis fritillary butterfly

Animal: Mollusks


Scientific Name Common Name
Acroloxus coloradensis Rocky Mountain capshell
Oreohelix pygmaea Pygmy mountainsnail
Oreohelix strigosa cooperi Cooper's Rocky Mountain snail

Plant: Ferns & Allies


Scientific Name  
Botrychium ascendens  
Botrychium campestre  
Botrychium furcatum  
Botrychium lineare  
Botrychium paradoxum  
Lycopodium complanatum  
Selaginella selaginoides  

Plant: Nonvascular


Scientific Name  
Sphagnum angustifolium  
Sphagnum balticum  

Plant: Monocots


Scientific Name  
Amerorchis rotundifolia  
Calochortus flexuosus  
Carex alopecoidea  
Carex diandra  
Carex livida  
Cypripedium montanum  
Cypripedium parviflorum  
Eleocharis elliptica  
Epipactis gigantea  
Eriophorum altaicum var. neogaeum  
Eriophorum chamissonis  
Eriophorum gracile  
Festuca hallii  
Kobresia simpliciuscula  
Liparis loeselii  
Malaxis brachypoda  
Platanthera orbiculata  
Ptilagrostis porteri  
Schoenoplectus hallii  
Triteleia grandiflora  

Plant: Dicots


Scientific Name  
Aliciella sedifolia  
Aquilegia chrysantha var. rydbergii  
Aquilegia laramiensis  
Armeria maritima ssp. sibirica  
Asclepias uncialis  
Astragalus barrii  
Astragalus leptaleus  
Astragalus missouriensis var. humistratus  
Astragalus proximus  
Astragalus ripleyi  
Astragalus wetherillii  
Braya glabella  
Chenopodium cycloides  
Cirsium perplexans  
Cuscuta plattensis  
Descurainia torulosa  
Draba exunguiculata  
Draba grayana  
Draba smithii  
Drosera anglica  
Drosera rotundifolia  
Eriogonum brandegeei  
Eriogonum exilifolium  
Eriogonum visheri  
Gutierrezia elegans  
Ipomopsis aggregata ssp. weberi  
Ipomopsis polyantha  
Lesquerella fremontii  
Lesquerella pruinosa  
Machaeranthera coloradoensis  
Mimulus gemmiparus  
Neoparrya lithophila  
Oenothera harringtonii  
Oreoxis humilis  
Parnassia kotzebuei  
Penstemon absarokensis  
Penstemon caryi  
Penstemon degeneri  
Penstemon harringtonii  
Phacelia scopulina var. submutica  
Physaria didymocarpa var. lanata  
Physaria pulvinata  
Physaria scrotiformis  
Potentilla rupincola  
Primula egaliksensis  
Pyrrocoma carthamoides var. subsquarrosa  
Pyrrocoma clementis var. villosa  
Pyrrocoma integrifolia  
Ranunculus karelinii  
Rubus arcticus ssp. acaulis  
Salix arizonica  
Salix barrattiana  
Salix candida  
Salix myrtillifolia  
Salix serissima  
Sanguinaria canadensis  
Shoshonea pulvinata  
Thalictrum heliophilum  
Townsendia condensata var. anomala  
Utricularia minor  
Viburnum opulus var. americanum  
Viola selkirkii  

 

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