Proposed Covered Species in Thurston County

‚ÄčThe 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.

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Mazama pocket gopher
Listed in 2014 as Threatened

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Oregon spotted frog
Listed in 2014 as Threatened                                                







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Taylor's checkerspot butterfly
Listed in 2013 as Endangered

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Oregon vesper sparrow
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is considering listing.