County Element Data

The lists include all elements (species and natural communities) for which locations have been recorded in MNFI's database for each county. Information from the database cannot provide a definitive statement on the presence, absence, or condition of the natural features in any given locality, since much of the state has not been specifically or thoroughly surveyed for their occurrence and the conditions at previously surveyed sites are constantly changing. The County Elements Lists should be used as a reference of which natural features currently or historically were recorded in the county and should be considered when developing land use plans. Included in the list is scientific name, common name, element type, federal status, and state status for each element.

LE
Listed endangered
LT
Listed threatened
LELT
Partly listed endangered and partly listed threatened
PDL
Proposed delist
E(S/A)
Endangered based on similarities/appearance
PS
Partial status (federally listed in only part of its range)
C
Species being considered for federal status
E
Endangered
T
Threatened
SC
Special concern
G1
Critically imperiled globally because of extreme rarity (5 or fewer occurrences range-wide or very few remaining individuals or acres) or because of some factor(s) making it especially vulnerable to extinction.
G2
Imperiled globally because of rarity (6 to 20 occurrences or few remaining individuals or acres) or because of some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range.
G3
Either very rare and local throughout its range or found locally (even abundantly at some of its locations) in a restricted range (e.g. a single western state, a physiographic region in the East) or because of other factor(s) making it vulnerable to extinction throughout its range; in terms of occurrences, in the range of 21 to 100.
G4
Apparently secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
G5
Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
GH
Of historical occurrence throughout its range, i.e. formerly part of the established biota, with the expectation that it may be rediscovered (e.g. Bachman's Warbler).
GU
Possibly in peril range-wide, but status uncertain; need more information.
GX
Believed to be extinct throughout its range (e.g. Passenger Pigeon) with virtually no likelihood that it will be rediscovered.
S1
Critically imperiled in the state because of extreme rarity (5 or fewer occurrences or very few remaining individuals or acres) or because of some factor(s) making it especially vulnerable to extirpation in the state.
S2
Imperiled in state because of rarity (6 to 20 occurrences or few remaining individuals or acres) or because of some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation from the state.
S3
Rare or uncommon in state (on the order of 21 to 100 occurrences).
S4
Apparently secure in state, with many occurrences.
S5
Demonstrably secure in state and essentially ineradicable under present conditions.
SA
Accidental in state, including species (usually birds or butterflies) recorded once or twice or only at very great intervals, hundreds or even thousands of miles outside their usual range.
SE
An exotic established in the state; may be native elsewhere in North America (e.g. house finch or catalpa in eastern states).
SH
Of historical occurrence in state and suspected to be still extant.
SN
Regularly occurring, usually migratory and typically nonbreeding species.
SR
Reported from state, but without persuasive documentation which would provide a basis for either accepting or rejecting the report.
SRF
Reported falsely (in error) from state but this error persisting in the literature.
SU
Possibly in peril in state, but status uncertain; need more information.
SX
Apparently extirpated from state.