2004 Montana Animal Species of Concern List
The Natural Heritage Program and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks have recently published the 2004 Montana Animals Species of Concern list.
This report is produced on an annual basis jointly by the Montana Natural Heritage Program (MTNHP) and Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (MFWP).Montana Species of Concern are native animals breeding in the state that are considered to be “at risk” due to declining population trends, threats to their habitats, and/or restricted distribution. View the list at http://mtnhp.org/animal/reports/2004_MASOC.pdf.
Also included in this report arePotential 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. Many of these species have ranks reflecting the uncertainty of their status, and we hope that highlighting them as Potential Species of Concern will encourage biologists to conduct surveys and submit new data. The category “Species on Review” included in the 2003 report has been merged into Potential Species of Concern.