NEBRASKA'S THREATENED & ENDANGERED SPECIES

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. Or, click on a group to narrow your search. 

Click HERE for a complete list of all Nebraska Threatened and Endangered Species (PDF).

Blowout Penstemon
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazine/NGPC
Gray Wolf
photo credit Pixabay
Interior Least Tern
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazine/ NGPC
Pallid Sturgeon
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazine /NGPC
Saltwort
photo credit Robert Sivinski
Blacknose Shiner
Western Prairie Fringed Orchid
photo credit Daniel Mosquin
Swift Fox
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazine /NGPC
American Burying Beetle
photo credit U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Western Massasauga
photo credit Tim Vickers
River Otter
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazine /NGPC
Whooping Crane
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazine /NGPC
Southern Flying Squirrel
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazine /NGPC
Salt Creek Tiger Beetle
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazinge/NGPC
Lake Sturgeon
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazine/NGPC
Scaleshell Mussel
photo credit Chris Barnhart, Unio Gallery, Missouri State
Colorado Butterfly Plant
photo by B. Heidel, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database
Black-footed Ferret
photo credit J. Michael Lockhart USFWS
Small White Lady's Slippers
photo credit Pedro Onativia
Topeka Shiner
photo credit Konrad Schmidt, Minnesota DNR
American Ginseng
photo credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Eskimo Curlew
photo credit Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia
Ute Ladies'-tresses
photo credit Bekee Hotze, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Northern Redbelly Dace
photo credit, Philina English, Queensland University Biological Station
Mountain Plover
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazine/ NGPC
Piping Plover
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazine /NGPC
Northern Long-eared Bat
photo credit T. Travis Brown
Finescale Dace
photo credit NEBRASKAland Magazine/NGPC
Rufa Red Knot
photo credit Pixabay
Sturgeon Chub
photo credit David Ostendorf
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