Threatened & Endangered Species

A golden brown bat is held in a blue-gloved hand.
The northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) was listed as a threatened species in 2015 due to effects from white-nose syndrome.



The Threatened & Endangered (T&E) Species Coordinator supports parks in stabilizing and recovering listed species. The coordinator also provides support to parks during Endangered Species Act (Section 7) consultations, reports on the status of federally listed species in parks, and progress on recovery efforts, and assists with proactive conservation of declining species to preclude the need to list them.
Regional parks protect several federally-listed species. Endangered species include:

  • Hay’s spring amphipod (Stygobromus hayi)
  • Harperella (Harperella nodosum)
  • Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis)
  • Shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum), and
  • Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus ssp. oxyrinchus) and its critical habitat.

Threatened species include:

  • Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis)
  • Small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides), and
  • Rufa red knot (Calidris canutus rufa).

Two historic endangered species in NCR are:

  • Rusty patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis) and
  • Dwarf wedgemussel (Alasmidonta heterodon).

Other species of interest to parks are those removed from the list because they have successfully recovered including peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) and the bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Also, NCR parks also support many state-listed species.


Diane Pavek, Threatened & Endangered Species Coordinator, 202-339-8309. If you need assistance from Resource Stewardship and Science (RESS), you may submit a Solution for Technical Assistance Requests (STAR) request online (NPS Only).


Last updated: October 29, 2020