Wildlife on the Brink

The Nature Conservancy is protecting these West Virginia species from extinction.

Cheat Mountain salamander
Status: Threatened
Nature Conservancy-Protected Habitats: Cheat Mountain, Dolly Sods, Mt. Porte Crayon

Virginia big-eared bat
Status: Endangered
Nature Conservancy-Protected Habitats: Smoke Hole Canyon, Thorn Creek Wildlife Management Area

Virginia spiraea
Status: Threatened
Nature Conservancy-Protected Habitats: Brush Creek Preserve, Gauley Canyon

Cheat three-toothed snail
Status: Threatened
Nature Conservancy-Protected Habitats: Cheat Canyon (in fact the only place this species is found)

Smoke Hole bergamot
Status: Species of Concern
Nature Conservancy-Protected Habitats: Smoke Hole Canyon

Barbara's buttons
Status: Species of Concern
Nature Conservancy-Protected Habitats: Cheat Mountain

Greenbrier Valley cave crayfish
Status: Species of Concern
Nature Conservancy-Protected Habitats: Piercy's Cave Preserve, General Davis Cave

cerulean warbler
Status: Species of Concern
Nature Conservancy-Protected Habitats: New River Gorge, Smoke Hole Canyon

West Virginia northern flying squirrel
Status: Vulnerable
Nature Conservancy-Protected Habitats: Mt. Porte Crayon Preserve, Cheat Mountain, Dolly Sods

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