Department of Agriculture / Department of the Interior

Forest Service / Bureau of Land Management

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Interagency - Pacific Northwest

Oregon - Washington State

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Interagency Special Status /
Sensitive Species Program (ISSSSP)

Conservation Planning Documents

Species Fact Sheets

Species Fact Sheets typically contain condensed information regarding the species’ biology and ecology including known habitat attributes, and range and distribution descriptions. The main intent of the species fact sheets has been to succinctly compile known information about the species for distribution to field biologists/botanists on a Forest or District for their use in project evaluations. These fact sheets may not contain the in-depth information to make them useful throughout the Region/State. They are informational documents, and do not represent any decisions by the Agencies.

Species Fact Sheet Format


Spiders, Scorpions, Mites and Ticks (Class Arachnida)

Clams, Oysters and Mussels (Class Bivalvia)

Beetles and Weevils (Order Coleoptera)

Springtails (Order Collembola)

Crustaceans (Class Crustacea)

Snails and Slugs (Class Gastropoda)

True Bugs (Order Hemiptera)

Ants, Bees and Wasps (Order Hymenoptera)

Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

Damselflies and Dragonflies (Order Odonata)

Earthworms (Class Oligochaeta)

Grasshoppers, Crickets and Roaches (Order Orthoptera)

Mayflies and Stoneflies (Order Plecoptera)

Caddisflies and Water Moths (Order Trichoptera)

Flatworms (Class Turbellaria)




Vascular Plants

The Oregon Flora Project has completed species fact sheets about some of Oregon’s rare and threatened species call the Rare Plant Guide. The purpose of the Oregon Rare Plant Guide is to provide information for identifying rare plants in the field. The Oregon Flora Project Rare Plant Guide Overview (Word .doc File - 185k) provides more information on the fact sheets. To find the Rare Plant guide, please go to the Oregon Flora Project and choose Rare Plant Guide from the Oregon Flora homepage .

The Washington Natural Heritage Program Field Guide to Selected Rare Plants was produced as a challenge cost-share agreement between the Washington State Department of Natural Resources' Natural Heritage Program and the Spokane District of the Bureau of Land Management. The Guide contains information to help with the identification of species and their habitats. The Guide also discloses potential threats to these rare species, and helps planners and botanists to identify species management issues. The format for each species covered is somewhat similar to the joint Forest Service and BLM Species Fact Sheet format. The Guide contains fact sheets for over 200 species listed as Sensitive or Strategic by the Forest Service or BLM in Washington state. You can access the guide at the following website: (Clicking on "alphabetical list" in the upper left corner gets you into the guide, and provides easy access to the fact sheets for each of the species.).

Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest is an illustrated guide to all 163 species, subspecies, and varieties in the genus Carex that occur in Oregon and Washington. Most of these species are found throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. This comprehensive guide contains identification keys, descriptions, more than 650 color photographs, and distribution maps for each species, providing users with helpful tools and tips for identifying the plants in this challenging group. Information about sedge ecology, habitat, management and restoration, ethnobotanical uses, and propagation enhances the guide’s utility. The format for each species covered contains topics similar to the joint Forest Service and BLM Species Fact Sheet format; however the Guide does not list threats or conservation considerations.

You can order from the Guide from OSU Press at Additional information is available from

Vascular Plants - Individual Species Information





Mammals - Bats

Species accounts

Mammals - Other