Species of Conservation Concern

AZ Willow Townsend's Big-eared Bat Tufted Sand Verbena Watershrew Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout Rio Grande Chub Pagosa Milkvetch Northern Leopard Frog Chama Blazing Star Goshawk Rio Grande Sucker Robust Larkspur Spotted Bat Small-headed Goldenweed White-tailed Ptarmigan Peregrine Falcon Pinyon Jay Alpine Larkspur Burrowing Owl Chaco-milkvetchWilson Warbler Boreal Toad Masked Shrew Gunnison Prairie Dog


The Carson NF has completed a Potential List of Species of Conservation Concern and a Report on how these species were identified. A species of conservation concern (SCC) is defined in the 2012 Planning Rule as “a species, other than federally recognized threatened, endangered, proposed, or candidate species, that is known to occur in the plan area and for which the regional forester has determined that the best available scientific information indicates substantial concern about the species’ capability to persist over the long-term in the plan area.” The guidance provided in the final directives for the 2012 planning regulations (Forest Service Handbook [FSH] 1909.12 – Assessments, Chapter 10) is used to develop the SCC list for the Carson NF.

Potential List of Species of Conservation Concern and Concurrence from Regional Forester