Sensitive Species


Canada Lynx

The Canada lynx is a large yellowish-brown cat with dark spots. These forest-dwelling cats have short tails and their ears are tipped with tufts of long, black hairs. Because they spend significant time hunting rabbits in snow, their paws are quite large and furry, helping them to distribute their weight and allowing them to move easily through deep snow.    

Habitat: Lynx live in forested areas, mostly at high elevation subalpine fir, spruce, and lodgepole pine forests. They make their homes, called “dens” out of fallen logs, stumps, clumps of timber, or similar tangles of roots and branches. 

Canada lynx

Food: Lynx love to eat snowshoe hares, but they also eat squirrels and other small mammals and birds. They are nocturnal, meaning they hunt at night for their prey.  

Facts: Lynx have been known to sit in one spot for hours, waiting to pounce on a snowshoe hare or other small animal that may pass nearby.    They can also travel a distance of over five miles in just one day.

Canada lynx kittens
Canada lynx kits

Canada lynx kit
Canada lynx kit


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Northern alligator lizard 
Mohave black-collared lizard 
Short-horned lizard 
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Western fence lizard 
Western skink 
Side-blotched lizard 
Longnosed leopard lizard 
Western whiptail 



Western pipistrelle 
Western small-footed myotis 
Little brown bat 
Yuma myotis 
Townsend's big-eared bat 
Hoary bat 
Silver-haired bat 
Fringed myotis 
Pallid bat

Sensitive Species (not a complete list) 

Greater sage-grouse 
Pygmy rabbit 
No. Idaho ground squirrel 
So. Idaho ground squirrel
Canada lynx 
Grizzly bear 
Selkirk Mtns. woodland caribou 
Kootenai White River sturgeon 
Bull trout 
Sockeye salmon 
Chinook salmon 
Steelhead trout 
Yellow-billed cuckoo