The term endangered generally refers to species whose continued existence as a viable component of the state's wild fauna or flora is in jeopardy.
Threatened species is defined as a species whose numbers are significantly declining because of loss of habitat or human disturbance, and unless protected will become an endangered species.
The following list of plants and animals is adopted as the Vermont Endangered and Threatened Species List pursuant to 10 V.S.A., Chapter 123.
New Endangered and Threatened Species List Designations
Seven species and three habitats received updated designations on the state’s Endangered and Threatened Species List.
Endangered Species Committee
The Endangered Species Committee shall advise the Secretary of Natural Resources Secretary on all matters relating to endangered and threatened species, including whether to alter the lists of endangered and threatened species, how to protect those species, and whether and where to designate critical habitat 10 V.S.A. § 5404(b).
- Recovery Plans for Threatened & Endangered Species
- Endangered and Threatened Species Takings Permits
- Endangered Species Committee Members
- Use Value Appraisal Program and Ecologically Significant Treatment Areas (ESTA)
- Lists of Rare and Uncommon Species Found in Vermont
- Lists of Animal Species Found in Vermont