Sensitive Species List

White-tailed Ptarmigan

White-tailed Ptarmigan

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, Region-wide

Evaluation

Rationale

Bighorn pop.

Evaluation

Northern leopard frog

Evaluation

Rationale

Plains leopard frog

Evaluation

Rationale

Wood frog, Region-wide

Evaluation

Rationale

      Bighorn pop.

Evaluation

      Southern Rockies pop.

Evaluation

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 sage-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

Pygmy shrew
(Rocky Mountain pop.)

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 pop.)

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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