Peltigera venosa (L.) Hoffm. is designated as a Regional Forester Sensitive Species on the Superior National Forest in the Eastern Region of the Forest Service.
The purpose of this document is to provide the background information necessary to
prepare Conservation Approaches and a Conservation Strategy that will include
management actions to conserve the species.
This conservation assessment provides available information on Peltigera
venosa (L.) Hoffm. and its distribution, habitat, range, status, life history, and
ecology. Peltigera venosa grows on soil in circumboreal and arctic regions. This
species is Endangered or Vulnerable in parts of Europe. In the Great Lakes area
common habitat for this species is on bare soil of roadbanks and tip-up mounds. It is
an R9 Sensitive Species on Superior National Forest in Minnesota. Threats to Peltigera venosa are road construction and some kinds of trail maintenance that would damage the soil banks. This species is sensitive to air pollution.
Wetmore CM. R9 Species Conservation Assessment for Peltigera venose (L.) Hoffm. in The Upper Great Lakes National Forests. 2002:1-11.
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Wetmore, Clifford M..
R9 Species Conservation Assessment for Peltigera venose (L.) Hoffm. in The Upper Great Lakes National Forests.
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