These pages provide information on the status, distribution, and ecology of vertebrates and invertebrates that occur in Montana. The focus is on Species of Concern (SOC) in Montana, but for vertebrates, basic information is provided on all species.
The report of Animal Species of Concern is used to direct data acquisition by MTNHP, and summarizes information on species in Montana that are known or suspected to be rare, endemic, disjunct, threatened or endangered. For more information, read the ranking criteria described used in developing the state ranks for vertebrate animal species in Montana. View the current Animal Species of Concern report.