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The County's HCP will focus on the four species below, three of which are protected by the federal Engangered Species Act (ESA). A fourth species, the Oregon vesper sparrow, is being considered for listing. All four animals are found on prairie and wetland/riparian habitat in unincorporated areas of the County.
Mazama pocket gopherListed in 2014 as Threatened
Oregon spotted frogListed in 2014 as Threatened
Taylor's checkerspot butterflyListed in 2013 as Endangered
Oregon vesper sparrowU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is considering listing.