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Endangered, Threatened and Sensitive Species Potentially Occurring Within The Chico Planning Area

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Species Name Status  
Scientific Name and Common Name Calif. Native Plants Society Federal State Habitat
Plant Species
Limnanthes floccosa ssp. californica
Butte County meadowfoam
List 1b Endangered Endangered Vernal Pool
Orcuttia pilosa
Hairy Orcutt grass
List 1b Endangered Endangered Vernal Pool
Orcuttia tenuis
Slender Orcutt grass
List 1b Threatened Endangered Vernal Pool
Tuctoria greenei
Green's tuctoria
List 1b Endangered Rare Vernal Pool
Chamaesyce hooveri
Hoover's spurge
List 1b Threatened -- Vernal Pool
Juncus leiospermus var. leiospermus
Red Bluff dwarf rush
List 1b -- -- Vernal Pool
Fritillaria pluriflora
Adobe lily
List 3 -- -- Annual Grassland, Oak Woodland
Monardella douglasii ssp. venosa
Veiny monardella
List 1b -- -- Annual Grassland, Oak Woodland
Paronychia ahartii
Ahart's paronychia
List 1b -- -- Annual Grassland, Oak Woodland
Sidalcea robusta
Butte County checkerbloom
List 1b -- -- Annual Grassland, Oak Woodland
Hibiscus lasiocarpus
Rose-mallow
List 2 -- -- Emergent Wetland
Rhynchospora californica
California beaked-rush
List 1b -- -- Emergent Wetland
Polygonum bidwelliae
Bidwell's knotweed
List 4 -- -- Annual Grassland, Oak Woodland
Invertebrate Species
Desmocerus californicus dimorphus
Valley elderberry longhorn beetle
-- Threatened -- Riparian Woodland
Lepidurus packardi
Vernal pool tadpole shrimp
-- Endangered -- Vernal Pool
Branchinecta lynchi
Vernal pool fairy shrimp
-- Threatened -- Vernal Pool
Branchinecta conservatio
Conservancy fairy shrimp
-- Endangered -- Vernal Pool
Fish Species
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Winter run chinook salmon
-- Endangered Endangered Aquatic
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Spring run chinook salmon
-- Threatened Threatened Aquatic
Oncorhynchus mykiss
Steelhead-Central Valley ESU
-- Threatened -- Aquatic
Amphibian Species
Ambystoma californiense
California tiger salamander
-- Candidate Calif. Species of Special Concern Vernal Pool, Annual Grassland
Scaphiopus hammondii
Western spadefoot
-- -- Calif. Species of Special Concern Annual Grassland, Vernal Pool
Rana aurora draytonii
California red-legged frog
-- Threatened
(Category 1)
Calif. Species of Special Concern Emergent Wetland
Reptile Species
Clemmys marmorata
western pond turtle
-- Fed. Species of Special Concern Calif. Species of Special Concern Emergent Wetland
Bird Species
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald eagle
-- Proposed for Delisting Endangered Riparian Woodland
Coccyzus americanus occidentalis
Western yellow-billed cuckoo
-- -- Endangered Riparian Woodland
Buteo swainsoni
Swainson's hawk
-- -- Threatened Riparian Woodland, Agricultural Land, Annual Grassland
Riparia riparia
Bank swallow
-- -- Threatened Riparian Woodland
Grus canadensis tabida
Greater sandhill crane
-- -- Threatened Emergent Wetland, Agricultural Land, Annual Grassland
Aquila chrysaetos
Golden eagle
-- -- Calif. Species of Special Concern Oak Woodland, Annual Grassland
Athene cunicularia
Burrowing owl
-- Fed. Species of Special Concern Calif. Species of Special Concern Annual Grassland
Asio flammeus
Short-eared owl
-- -- Calif. Species of Special Concern Annual Grassland, Agricultural Land
Circus cyaneus
Northern harrier
-- -- Calif. Species of Special Concern Annual Grassland, Agricultural Land
Buteo regalis
Ferruginous hawk
-- Fed. Species of Special Concern Calif. Species of Special Concern Annual Grassland, Agricultural Land
Accipiter cooperi
Cooper's hawk
-- -- Calif. Species of Special Concern Riparian Woodland, Oak Woodland
Accipiter striatus
Sharp-shinned hawk
-- -- Calif. Species of Special Concern Riparian Woodland, Oak Woodland
Progne subis
Purple martin
-- -- Calif. Species of Special Concern Riparian Woodland
Dendroica petechia
Yellow warbler
-- -- Calif. Species of Special Concern Riparian Woodland
Icteria virens
Yellow-breasted chat
-- -- Calif. Species of Special Concern Riparian Woodland
Mammal Species
Taxidea taxus
Badger
-- -- Calif. Species of Special Concern Annual Grassland, Oak Woodland
Plecotus townsendii
Townsend's big-eared bat
-- Fed. Species of Special Concern Calif. Species of Special Concern Riparian Woodland, Oak Woodland, Agricultural Land
Antrozous pallidus
Pallid bat
-- -- Calif. Species of Special Concern Riparian Woodland, Oak Woodland

California Native Plant Listings

 List 1b plants rare, threatened or endangered in California and elsewhere
 List 2 plants rare, threatened or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere
 List 3 plants about which more information is needed - a review list
 List 4 plants of limited distribution - a watch list

Glossary

Species. Any subspecies of fish, wildlife, insect, or plants, and any distinct population segment of any species which interbreeds when mature.

Endangered Species (Federal). Any species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. Insect pests are not included under this act.

Endangered Species (State). Any native species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.

Threatened. Any species likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range. Through regulations, the U.S. Department of the Interior extends most of the federal endangered species protection to federal threatened species.

Rare (State). One step below the threatened level, this classification is used only for plants. It is defined under the California Native Plant Protection Act. When the CESA was enacted, all animals with a rare classification were reclassified as threatened; however, rare plants were not.

Sensitive Species (Federal). Designates those species considered potential candidates for federal threatened or endangered classification under the Federal Endangered Species Act.

Calif. Species of Special Concern. Designates species considered to be sufficiently threatened to warrant special protection by the Department of Fish and Game. These species may not actually receive formal listing.

Fed. Species of Special Concern. Federal Special Concern species (a "term-of-art" for former Category 2 candidates).