Threatened and Endangered Species

The George Washington National Forest is home to 10 different animal and plant species that are listed on the Federal lists of threatened and endangered wildlife and plants.


Animal Species

Indiana Bat

USFS; Andrew King
USFS; Andrew King

Species Name: Myotis sodalis

Habitat Type: Endangered Caves and Karstlands

Listing Status: Endangered

Species Profile  


 James Spinymussel

Species Name: Pleurobema collins

USFWS
USFWS

Habitat Types: Endangered Floodplains, Wetlands and Riparian Areas

Listing Status: Endangered

Species Profile 

 


Madison Cave Isopod

Species Name: Antrolana lira

Isopods devouring shrimp bait (USFWS)
Isopods devouring shrimp bait (USFWS)

Habitat Type: Threatened Caves and Karstlands

Listing Type: Threatened

Species Profile 

 


Virginia Big-Eared Bat

Species Name: Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus

USFWS
USFWS

Habitat Type:  Endangered Caves and Karstlands

Listing Status: Endangered

Species Profile 


Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel

Species Name: Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Habitat Type: Endangered Spruce & Northern Hardwood Forests

Listing Status: Endangered

Species Profile 

 


 Plant Species

Northeastern Bulrush

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USFWS

Species Name: Scirpus ancistrochaetus

Habitat Type: Endangered Floodplains, Wetlands and Riparian Areas

Listing Status: Endangered

Species Profile

 

 


Shale Barren Rock Cress

US Forest Service
US Forest Service

Species Name: Arabis serotina

Habitat Type: Endangered Appalachian Shale Barrens

Listing Status: Endangered

Species Profile 

 


Smooth Cone Flower

USFWS
USFWS

Species Name: Echinacea laevigata

Habitat Type: Endangered Central Appalachian Alkaline Glade and Woodland

Listing Status: Endangered

Species Profile 

 


Swamp Pink

9
USFWS

Species Name: Helonius bullata

Habitat Type: Threatened Floodplains, Wetlands and Riparian Areas

Listing Status: Threatened

Species Profile

 

 


Virginia Sneezeweed

USFWS
USFWS

Species Name: Helenium virginicum

Habitat Type: Threatened Floodplains, Wetlands and Riparian Areas

Listing Status: Threatened

Species Profile  

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