Nebraska has 30 species listed at Threatened or Endangered. Some of these species, like the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle, are only found in Nebraska. Others, like the Northern Long-eared Bat, are found across the eastern United States, but are declining rapidly. 


Click on an image to learn more about each species. 

Blowout Penstemon
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazine/NGPC
photo credit Robert Sivinski
Western Prairie Fringed Orchid
photo credit Daniel Mosquin
Colorado Butterfly Plant
photo by B. Heidel, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database
Small White Lady's Slippers
photo credit Pedro Onativia
American Ginseng
photo credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Ute Ladies'-tresses
photo credit Bekee Hotze, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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