Montana Animal Species of Concern


This report is produced jointly by the Montana Natural Heritage Program  and Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.  Montana Animal Species of Concern are native Montana animals that are considered to be "at risk" due to declining population trends, threats to their habitats, and/or restricted distribution.  Also included in this report are Potential Animal Species of Concern -- animals for which current, often limited, information suggests potential vulnerability or for which additional data are needed before an accurate status assessment can be made.  Designation as a Montana Animal Species of Concern or Potential Animal Species of Concern is not a statutory or regulatory classification.  Instead, these designations provide a basis for resource managers and decision-makers to make proactive decisions regarding species conservation and data collection priorities.

View report: http://mtnhp.org/SpeciesOfConcern/?AorP=a