Register June 2015 No. 714
Chapter NR 27
NR 27.01   Definitions.
NR 27.02   Scope and applicability.
NR 27.03   Department list.
NR 27.04   Revision of Wisconsin endangered and threatened species lists.
NR 27.05   Permits for endangered and threatened species.
NR 27.06   Exceptions to permit requirements.
NR 27.07   Incidental take applications.
Ch. NR 27 Note Note: Chapter NR 27 as it existed on September 30, 1979 was repealed and a new chapter NR 27 was created effective October 1, 1979.
NR 27.01 NR 27.01Definitions. As used in this chapter:
NR 27.01(1) (1) “Department" means the Wisconsin department of natural resources.
NR 27.01(2) (2) “Department list" means the U.S. list of endangered and threatened foreign and native species, and the Wisconsin list of endangered and threatened species.
NR 27.01(3) (3) “Educational purposes", as used in s. 29.604, Stats., means the use of endangered or threatened species for public displays, public presentations or classes for the purpose of educating viewers or an audience about endangered species, and in the case of endangered and threatened plants, for demonstration plantings.
NR 27.01(4) (4) “ENS" means the Office of Endangered and Nongame Species, Department of Natural Resources, Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707.
NR 27.01(5) (5) “Process", as used in s. 29.604, Stats., as it pertains to wild plants, means the collection or removal of wild plants or plant parts from their native habitat for the purpose of propagation or introduction to a different property, or for the purpose of introducing wild plants from a different site to enhance existing populations of an endangered or threatened species, or for any other use.
NR 27.01(6) (6) “Propagation for preservation purposes", as used in s. 29.604, Stats., means the care, nurturing and breeding of endangered or threatened taxa of wild plants or wild animals for the enhancement of existing naturally occurring populations of endangered or threatened plants or animals, or for the development of new populations in areas where they are likely to be protected and have sufficient habitat that they can increase in abundance and contribute to the survival of the species' gene pool over time.
NR 27.01(7) (7) “Scientific purposes", as used in s. 29.604, Stats., means the use of endangered or threatened plants or animals for scientific research or inventories leading to increased scientific knowledge contributing to the well-being of those wild plant or wild animal species and their habitats.
NR 27.01(8) (8) “Take" means shooting, shooting at, pursuing, hunting, catching or killing any wild animal; or the cutting, rooting up, severing, injuring, destroying, removing, or carrying away any wild plant.
NR 27.01(9) (9) “Wild plant", as used in s. 29.604, Stats., and in this chapter, means any plant or plant part of any undomesticated taxa of the plant kingdom which is native to a natural ecosystem in Wisconsin, including individuals of these species when located outside of their natural environment.
NR 27.01 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1979, No. 285, eff. 10-1-79; renum. (3) and (4) to be (4) and (8), cr. (3), (5) to (7) and (9), Register, April, 1993, No. 448, eff. 5-1-93; corrections in (3), (5), (6), (7) and (9) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, September, 1999, No. 525.
NR 27.02 NR 27.02Scope and applicability. This chapter contains rules necessary to implement s. 29.604, Stats., and operate in conjunction with that statute to govern the taking, transportation, possession, processing or sale of any wild animal or wild plant specified by the department's lists of endangered and threatened wild animals and wild plants.
NR 27.02 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1979, No. 285, eff. 10-1-79; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, September, 1999, No. 525.
NR 27.03 NR 27.03Department list.
NR 27.03(1) (1) U.S. foreign and native endangered and threatened species list as published in 50 eCFR 17.11 and 17.12.
NR 27.03 Note Note: The latest publication of threatened and endangered U.S. foreign and native species as published in the government printing office's endangered and threatened wildlife and plants 50 eCFR 17.11 and 17.12 is updated daily and can found on the U.S. fish and wildlife services' endangered species web page (
NR 27.03(2) (2)Wisconsin endangered species list.
NR 27.03(2)(a)(a) Mammals.
NR 27.03(2)(a)1.1. American Marten — Martes americana.
NR 27.03(2)(b) (b) Birds.
NR 27.03(2)(b)1.1. Piping Plover — Charadrius melodus.
NR 27.03(2)(b)2. 2. Black Tern — Chlidonias niger.
NR 27.03(2)(b)4. 4. Peregrine Falcon — Falco peregrinus.
NR 27.03(2)(b)5. 5. Worm-Eating Warbler — Helmitheros vermivorum.
NR 27.03(2)(b)5m. 5m. Caspian Tern — Hydroprogne caspia.
NR 27.03(2)(b)6. 6. Loggerhead Shrike — Lanius ludovicianus.
NR 27.03(2)(b)6m. 6m. Red-necked Grebe — Podiceps grisegena.
NR 27.03(2)(b)6r. 6r. Yellow-Throated Warbler — Setophaga dominica.
NR 27.03(2)(b)6w. 6w. Kirtland's Warbler — Setophaga kirtlandii.
NR 27.03(2)(b)8. 8. Forster's Tern — Sterna forsteri.
NR 27.03(2)(b)9. 9. Common Tern — Sterna hirundo.
NR 27.03(2)(c) (c) Reptiles.
NR 27.03(2)(c)1.1. Ornate Box Turtle — Terrapene ornata.
NR 27.03(2)(c)2. 2. Slender Glass Lizard — Ophisaurus attenuatus.
NR 27.03(2)(c)3. 3. Queensnake — Regina septemvittata.
NR 27.03(2)(c)4. 4. Western Ribbonsnake — Thamnophis proximus.
NR 27.03(2)(c)5. 5. Eastern Ribbonsnake — Thamnophis sauritus.
NR 27.03(2)(c)6. 6. Eastern Massasauga — Sistrurus catenatus catenatus.
NR 27.03(2)(d) (d) Amphibians.
NR 27.03(2)(d)1m.1m. Blanchard's Cricket Frog — Acris blanchardi.
NR 27.03(2)(e) (e) Fishes.
NR 27.03(2)(e)1.1. Skipjack Herring — Alosa chrysochloris.
NR 27.03(2)(e)2m. 2m. Crystal Darter — Crystallaria asprella.
NR 27.03(2)(e)2t. 2t. Gravel Chub — Erimystax x-punctatus.
NR 27.03(2)(e)3. 3. Bluntnose Darter — Etheostoma chlorosoma.
NR 27.03(2)(e)4m. 4m. Starhead Topminnow — Fundulus dispar.
NR 27.03(2)(e)5. 5. Goldeye — Hiodon alosoides.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.