Table 10.2 Endangered and Threatened Species Potentially
Occurring in the Counties
of Proposed Reservoir Development

Common
Name

USFWS Status *

TPWD Status *

Preferred Habitat

Upshur

Wood

Smith

Van Zandt

Rains

Rusk

Panola

Gregg

Harrison

Birds

American Peregrine Falcon

 

T

High cliffs, near water

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Arctic Peregrine Falcon

 

T

Nests in Arctic, winters along coasts and in meadows

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Bald Eagle

T

 

Along rivers, near large water bodies with large trees

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Interior Least Tern

E

E

Along sand and gravel bars within braided streams and rivers

             

X

 

Wood Stork

 

T

Prairie ponds and flooded areas, nests in tall snags

               

X

Fishes

Blackside Darter

 

T

Clear gravelly streams, pools and riffles

       

X

 

X

 

X

Bluehead Shiner

 

T

Swamps and backwater areas

               

X

Creek Chubsucker

 

T

Headwater streams, seldom in impoundments

X

       

X

   

X

Mammals

Black Bear

T

T

Bottomland hardwood forests

   

X

     

X

 

X

Louisiana Black Bear

T

T

Bottomland hardwood forests

X

 

X

   

X

X

X

X

Rafinesque's Big-Eared Bat

T

T

Hollow trees of forested regions

               

X

Reptiles

Alligator Snapping Turtle

 

T

Deep and shallow water with mud bottom and vegetation

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

American Alligator

T (SA)

 

Broad river valleys, marshes, estuaries, and sluggish creeks

 

X

             

Louisiana Pine Snake

 

T

Mixed deciduous-longleaf pine woodlands

 

X

             

Scarlet Snake

 

T

Pine, hardwood and mixed forests

 

X

X

         

X

Texas Horned Lizard

 

T

Open, arid and semi-arid regions

   

X

X

 

X

X

   

Timber/Canebrake Rattlesnake

 

T

Swamps, floodplains, woodlands, riparian zones

 

X

X

           
Total Species

6

15

 

5

8

9

4

5

7

8

5

12

 

From: USFWS web site http://ifw2es.fws.gov/endspcs/spplists/txttexas.exe (12/17/98), and TPWD Annotated County Lists of Rare Species (2/12/99)

* T = Threatened; E = Endangered; C = Candidate; SA = Similarity of Appearance

X = Species is listed as potentially occurring in the county