The Cedar River Watershed HCP includes actions to protect and restore the habitats of 83 species of fish and wildlife that live in the Cedar River Watershed. Of those 83 species, the City has identified two sub-groups of species that are most at risk to decline in population or extinction.

The Species of Greatest Concern are those species for which current population status indicates that immediate measures need to be taken in order to halt or reverse serious regional population decline. This list of 14 includes all species currently listed under the Federal Endangered Species Act as threatened or endangered, some state-listed species, and unlisted species considered at high risk in the region by experts.

Other Species of Concern are those species for which current population status indicates that there is some decline or a potential risk of future decline, and the potential that the species could be listed at some time in the future. Most of this group of 69 species are declining or at risk of declining in population numbers because their key habitats are regionally declining, although many are currently believed to be relatively stable in the Cedar River Watershed.

Species of Greatest Concern


Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Common Loon Gavia immer

Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus

Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis

Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis caurina

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus


Bull Trout Salvelinus confluentus

Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch

Pygmy Whitefish Prosopium coulteri

Sockeye Salmon Oncorhynchus nerka

Steelhead Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss


Gray Wolf Canis lupus

Grizzly Bear Ursus arctos

Other Species of Concern


Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata

Black Swift Cypseloides niger

Brown Creeper Certhia americana

Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus

Merlin Falco columbarius

Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus borealis

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus (see Woodpeckers)

Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus

Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus (see Woodpeckers)

Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi

Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana

Willow Flycatcher


Cutthroat Trout, sea run Oncorhynchus clarki

Kokanee Oncorhynchus nerka

Pacific Lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus

River Lamprey Lampetra ayresi


Big Brown Bat Eptesicus fuscus (see Bats)

California Myotis Myotis californicus (see Bats)

Canada Lynx Lynx canadensis

Fisher Martes pennanti

Fringed Myotis Myotis thysanodes (see Bats)

Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus (see Bats)

Keen's Myotis Myotis keenii (see Bats)

Little Brown Myotis Myotis lucifugus (see Bats)

Long-eared Myotis Myotis evotis (see Bats)

Long-legged Myotis Myotis volans (see Bats)

Marten Martes americana

Masked Shrew Sorex cinereus

Northern Water Shrew Sorex palustris

Silver-haired Bat Lasionycteris noctivagans (see Bats)

Western (Townsend's) Big-eared Bat Plecotus townsendii (see Bats)

Wolverine Gulo gulo

Yuma Myotis Myotis yumanensis (see Bats)

Amphibians and Reptiles

Cascade Frog Rana cascadae (see Pond-breeding Amphibians)

Cascade Torrent Salamander Ryacotriton cascadae (see Stream-breeding Amphibians)

Larch Mountain Salamander Plethodon larselli (see Stream-breeding Amphibians)

Long-toed Salamander Ambystoma macrodactylum (see Pond-breeding Amphibians)

Northwestern Salamander Ambystoma gracile (see Pond-breeding Amphibians)

Pacific Giant Salamander Dicamptodon tenebrosus (see Stream-breeding Amphibians)

Red-legged Frog Rana aurora (see Pond-breeding Amphibians)

Rough-skinned Newt Taricha granulosa (see Pond-breeding Amphibians)

Spotted Frog Rana pretiosa (see Pond-breeding Amphibians)

Tailed Frog Ascaphus truei (see Stream-breeding Amphibians)

VanDyke's Salamander Plethodon vandykei (see Stream-breeding Amphibians)

Western Pond Turtle Clemmys marmorata

Western Redback Salamander Plethodon vehiculum

Western Toad Bufo boreas (see Pond-breeding Amphibians)

Invertebrates: Insects

Beller's Ground Beetle Agonum belleri

Carabid Beetle Bembidion gordoni

Carabid Beetle Bembidion stillaquamish

Carabid Beetle Bembidion viator

Carabid Beetle Bradycellus fenderi

Carabid Beetle Nebria gebleri cascadensis

Carabid Beetle Nebria kincaidi balli

Carabid Beetle Nebria paradisi

Carabid Beetle Omus dejeanii

Carabid Beetle Pterostichus johnsoni

Fender's Soliperlan Stonefly Soliperla fenderi

Hatch's Click Beetle Eanus hatchii

Johnson's (mistletoe) Hairstreak Mitoura johnsoni

Long-horned Leaf Beetle Donacia idola

Invertebrates: Mollusks

Blue-gray Taildropper Prophysaon coeruleum

Oregon Megomphix Megomphix hemphilla

Papillose Taildropper Prophysaon dubium

Puget Oregonian Cryptomastix devia

Snail Valvata mergella