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Threatened Species

The following animals are some of the endangered or threatened species  in Caldwell & Wautaga counties where the Globe Forest is situated.  It is unknown whether these animals exist there, and we encourage activists, community members, students and biologists to go look for them and thoroughly document their findings.

Definitions of Federal Status Codes:
E = endangered. A taxon “in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.”
T = threatened. A taxon “likely to become endangered within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.”
C = candidate. A taxon under consideration for official listing for which there is sufficient information to support listing. (Formerly “C1” candidate species.)
FSC = federal species of concern. A species under consideration for listing, for which there is insufficient information to support listing at this time. These species may or may not be listed in the future, and many of these species were formerly recognized as “C2” candidate species.

Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel Status: Endangered This species is larger than the Southern Flying Squirrel and is also nocturnal.

Virginia Big Eared Bat Status: Endanger
Spruce Fir Moss Spider Status: Endangered 0.15inch
Spreading Avens Status: Endangered lives at high elevations
Bog Turtle Status: Federal Species of Concern

Allegheny Woodrat Status: FSC, Federal Species of Concern. Lives around 1500 ft elevation

Hellbender Status: FSC, Federal Species of Concern.  Lives in streams, adults can be up to 2 feet long

Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker Status: FSC, Federal Species of Concern

Northern Saw-Whet Owl Status: FSC, Federal Species of Concern

Cerulean Warbler Status: FSC Cerulean Warbler Background and Recovery The cerulean warbler, once a common sight in the forests of the eastern United States, is vanishing at an alarming rate. Over the past four decades, the cerulean’s numbers have declined by seventy percent. Between 1966 and 1999, it declined an average of 4% per year throughout its eastern breeding range. Within the species core range (Midwest and Southeast) the total population decline is closer to eighty percent. This dramatic drop is due, in large part, to habitat fragmentation and destruction of its breeding range in the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys, southern Missouri and Wisconsin, eastern Kentucky, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia. Within its breeding range, this blue and white warbler requires large tracts of mature deciduous forest, including open woods with tall trees and relatively little undergrowth, often found near bottomlands and rivers. Commercial logging, agriculture and development within the species’ range are leading to the loss of mature deciduous forests, especially along stream valleys. The resulting fragmentation and isolation of forests and loss of key tree species, such as oaks and sycamores, is a leading cause of dramatic population reduction. In addition, mountaintop mining in key habitat areas has been identified as one of the most serious threats to the species. Mining practices have been found to be particularly devastating to cerulean populations, as the species’ preferred habitat types – namely steep slopes and mountain ridges – are destroyed. This problem continues to intensify. It is estimated that currently proposed and permitted mines may directly eliminate one fifth of the cerulean’s remaining population. - From Defenders of Wildlife

Golden-Winged Warbler Status FSC

Pygmy Salamander Status: FSC

Red Crossbill Status: FSC

Bue Ridge Goldenrod Status: Threatened

Heller's Blazing Star Status: Threatened

Butternut Tree, or White Walnut Status: FSC

Gray's Lily Status: FSC

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