Sensitive Species List

White-tailed Ptarmigan

White-tailed Ptarmigan                                 photo by Denny Bohon


The current Regional Forester's list of Sensitive Species (RFSS) for the Rocky Mountain Region is presented on this page, along with the original evaluations and rationale for sensitive status. These animal and plant species receive special emphasis in planning and management activities on National Forest System lands to assure their conservation. For the complete list of species considered for RFSS status to the present time, click on the "Species Evaluations and Rationales" link in the Quick Links box in the upper right corner of this page.

You may also download a copy of the FSM 2670 R2 Supplement (August 24, 2013) containing the current RFSS list. 

Amphibians

       

Boreal toad

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Columbia spotted frog (Bighorn Mountain pop.)

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Northern leopard frog

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Plains leopard frog

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Wood frog

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

         

 


 

Birds

       

American bittern

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Bald Eagle

 

No evaluation

 

Rationale

Black Swift

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Black Tern

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Black-backed woodpecker

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Boreal Owl

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Brewer's sparrow

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Cassin's sparrow

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Chestnut-collared longspur

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Columbian sharp-tailed
grouse

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Ferruginous hawk

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Flammulated owl

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Grasshopper sparrow

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Greater prairie-chicken

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Greater elee-grouse

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Harlequin duck

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Lewis's woodpecker

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Loggerhead shrike 

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Long-billed curlew

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

McCown's longspur

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Mountain Plover

 

No evaluation

 

Rationale

Northern goshawk

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Northern harrier

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Olive-sided flycatcher

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Peregrine falcon

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Purple martin

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Sagebrush sparrow

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Short-eared owl

 

Evaluation 

 

Rationale

Trumpeter swan

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

White-tailed ptarmigan

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

         

 


 

Fishes

       

Bluehead sucker

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Colorado River cutthroat trout

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Finescale dace

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Flannelmouth sucker

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Flathead chub

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Hornyhead chub

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Lake chub

 

Evaluation #1 | #2

 

Rationale #1 | #2

Mountain sucker

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Northern redbelly dace

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Northern pearl dace

 

Evaluation 

 

Rationale

Plains minnow

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Plains topminnow

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Rio Grande chub

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Rio Grande cutthroat trout

 

Evaluation 

 

Rationale

Rio Grande sucker

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Roundtail chub

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Southern redbelly dace

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Sturgeon chub

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Yellowstone cutthroat trout

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

         

 


 

 

Insects

       

Arapahoe snowfly

 

ESA candidate

Hudsonian emerald

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Monarch

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Nokomis fritillary

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Ottoe skipper

 

Evaluation #1 | #2

 

Rationale

Regal fritillary

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Susan's purse-making caddisfly

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Western bumblebee

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

         

 


 

Mammals

       

American marten

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Black-tailed prairie dog

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Common hog-nosed skunk

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Desert bighorn sheep

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Fringed myotis

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Gunnison's prairie dog

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Hoary bat

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Kit fox

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

New Mexico meadow
jumping mouse

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Preble's meadow jumping mouse (WY SPR)

 

No evaluation

 

Rationale

Pygmy shrew
(Rocky Mountain population)

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

River otter

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Spotted bat

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Swift fox

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Townsend's big-eared bat

 

Evaluation #1 | #2

 

Rationale

Water vole
(Bighorn Mountain population)

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

White-tailed prairie dog

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

 


 

Molluscs

       

Cooper's Rocky Mountain snail

 

Evaluation #1 | #2

 

Rationale

Pygmy Mountainsnail

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Rocky Mountain capshell

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

         

Reptiles

       

Black Hills redbelly snake

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Colorado checkered whiptail

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Massasauga

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

 


 

Plants

     

 

Angiosperms - Dicots

     

 

Absaroka Range beardtongue

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

American cranberrybush

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Arizona willow

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Aztec milkvetch

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Autumn willow

 

Evaluation #1|#2

 

Rationale

Barr's milkvetch

 

Evaluation #1|#2|#3

  Rationale

Barratt's willow

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Bill's neoparrya

 

Evaluation

  Rationale

Bloodroot

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Blueberry willow

 

Evaluation #1|#2

 

Rationale

Brandegee's buckwheat

 

No evaluation

  Rationale

Cary's beardtongue

 

Evaluation #1|#2

  Rationale

Cathedral Bluff meadow-rue

  Evaluation   Rationale

Clawless draba

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Colorado tansyaster

 

Evaluation #1|#2|#3

  Rationale

Common twinpod

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Cushion Townsend daisy

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Cushion bladderpod

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Degener's beardtongue

  Evaluation   Rationale

Dropleaf buckwheat

 

Evaluation #1|#2

 

Rationale

Dwarf raspberry

 

Evaluation #1|#2

 

Rationale

English sundew

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Fremont's bladderpod

  Evaluation   Rationale

Gray's draba

 

No evaluation

  Rationale

Greenland primrose

  Evaluation #1|#2   Rationale

Harrington's beardtongue

  Evaluation   Rationale 

Ice cold buttercup

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Kotzebue's grass of Parnassus

  Evaluation   Rationale

Laramie columbine

  Evaluation   Rationale

Largeflower goldenweed

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Lesser bladderwort

 

Evaluation #1|#2

 

Rationale

Lone Mesa snakeweed

  Evaluation   Rationale

Mancos shale packera

  Evaluation   Rationale

Many-stemmed goldenweed

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Missouri milkvetch

  Evaluation   Rationale

Pagosa Springs bladderpod

  Evaluation   Rationale

Park milkvetch

 

Evaluation #1|#2

 

Rationale

Pike's Peak alpineparsley

  Evaluation   Rationale

Prairie dodder

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Ripley's milkvetch

  Evaluation #1|#2   Rationale

Rock cinquefoil

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Rocky Mountain monkeyflower

  Evaluation   Rationale

Roundleaf sundrew

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Rydberg's golden columbine

  Evaluation   Rationale

Sageleaf willow

 

Evaluation #1|#2

 

Rationale

Sandhill goosefoot

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Scarlet gilia

 

Evaluation #1 |#2

 

Rationale

Selkirk's violet

  Evaluation   Rationale

Shoshone carrot

  Evaluation   Rationale

Siberian sea thrift

  Evaluation   Rationale

Smith's draba

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Smooth northern-rockcress

 

Evaluation #1 |#2

 

Rationale

Stonecrop gilia

 

No evaluation

 

Rationale

Tranquil goldenweed

 

Evaluation #1|#2

 

Rationale

Violet milkvetch

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Visher's buckwheat

 

Evaluation #1|#2

  Rationale

Weber's draba

 

Evaluation #1|#2

 

Rationale

West Silver bladderpod

  Evaluation   Rationale

Wheel milkweed

 

Evaluation #1|#2

 

Rationale

Wind River / Mountain tansymustard

 

Evaluation

  Rationale

 

Angiosperms - Monocots

       

Chamisso's cottongrass

 

Evaluation

  Rationale

Elliptic spikerush

  Evaluation   Rationale

Foxtail sedge

  Evaluation #1|#2   Rationale

Hall's bulrush

 

Evaluation

  Rationale

Largeflower tritelia

  Evaluation #1|#2   Rationale

Lesser panicled sedge

  Evaluation   Rationale

Lesser roundleaved orchid

  Evaluation #1|#2   Rationale

Livid sedge

  Evaluation #1|#2   Rationale

Mountain lady's slipper

  Evaluation   Rationale

Plains rough fescue

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Porter's false needlegrass

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Roundleaf orchid

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Simple bog sedge

 

Evaluation #1|#2

 

Rationale

Slender cottongrass

 

Evaluation #1|#2

 

Rationale

Stream orchid

 

Evaluation #1|#2|#3

 

Rationale

White adder's-mouth orchid

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Winding mariposa lily

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Yellow lady's slipper

 

Evaluation #1|#2|#3 |#4|#5

 

Rationale

Yellow widelip orchid

 

Evaluation #1|#2|#3

 

Rationale

 

Gymnosperms

       

Whitebark pine

  Evaluation   Rationale

 

Ferns and Fern Allies

       

Club spikemoss

 

Evaluation #1 | #2

 

Rationale

Groundcedar

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Iowa moonwort

 

Evaluation #1 | #2

 

Rationale

Peculiar moonwort

 

Evaluation

 

Rationale

Trianglelobe moonwort

  Evaluation   Rationale

 

Nonvascular

       

Baltic sphagnum

  Evaluation   Rationale

Sphagnum

  Evaluation   Rationale

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