Rare Species Guide

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Guide
Web Site
Abstract: 

The Rare Species Guide (www.mndnr.gov/rsg) is an online reference tool, which was published in January 2009 by the Minnesota DNR's Division of Ecological Resources.

The Rare Species Guide is the state's authoritative source of information about Minnesota's endangered, threatened, and special concern plant and animal species, and includes:

  • Taxonomic information
  • State and federal status designations
  • Minnesota and North American range maps
  • Color photographs and/or illustrations
  • Why the species is listed
  • Descriptive, habitat, and life history information
  • Conservation/management issues and recommendations
  • Conservation efforts in Minnesota
  • Bibliographic references
  • Life form, longevity, leaf duration, water regime, soil and light requirements, and phenology for all vascular plants
  • The interactive guide allows users to search for species profiles based on common or scientific name; state and federal endangerment status; broad taxonomic group (such as mammals or birds); habitat; location (including counties, watersheds, and ecological classification system subsections); and/or keyword. In addition to the species profiles, the Rare Species Guide also includes information on Minnesota's endangered species law and permits, why species become rare, and much more.

    This Guide replaces and expands upon the 1988 DNR book, "Minnesota's Endangered Flora and Fauna."

    The Rare Species Guide is available at no cost online at www.mndnr.gov/rsg.

    Author: 
    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    Topic Areas: 
    Conservation
    Wildlife
    Resource Management
    Target Audience: 
    All
    Adult
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Date Produced/Published: 
    January 2009
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    Sarah Wren
    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    Division of Ecological Resources
    500 Lafayette Road, Box 25
    St. Paul, MN 55155
    (651) 259-5143
    www.mndnr.gov/rsg

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