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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species76BC Red List11
Mammals17BC Blue List51
Birds3Identified Wildlife13
Breeding Birds19COSEWIC Endangered7
Reptiles0COSEWIC Threatened13
Amphibians2COSEWIC Special Concern22
Fishes9SARA Schedule 130
Insects1Extirpated fom BC0
Molluscs6Extinct0
Vascular Plants12  
Mosses7  
Fungus0  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Grey WhaleEschrichtius robustusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Grizzly BearUrsus arctosSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Harbour PorpoisePhocoena phocoenaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Sea OtterEnhydra lutrisSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Steller Sea LionEumetopias jubatusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Woodland caribou (northern mountain population)Rangifer tarandus pop. 15Threatened/Special ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Wolverine (luscus subspecies)Gulo gulo luscusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific northern resident population)Orcinus orca pop. 6ThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Killer Whale (West Coast transient population)Orcinus orca pop. 3ThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Humpback WhaleMegaptera novaeangliaeSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Northern Fur SealCallorhinus ursinusThreatenedNoneRed
Keen's MyotisMyotis keeniiData DeficientSchedule 3Blue
Roosevelt ElkCervus elaphus rooseveltiNoneNoneBlue
WolverineGulo guloSpecial ConcernNoneNone
FisherPekania pennantiNoneNoneBlue
CaribouRangifer tarandusNoneNoneNone
Little Brown MyotisMyotis lucifugusEndangeredNoneYellow

Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrusThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Red KnotCalidris canutusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripesSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue

Breeding Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Ancient MurreletSynthliboramphus antiquusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Great Blue Heron (fannini subspecies)Ardea herodias fanniniSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Marbled MurreletBrachyramphus marmoratusThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Northern Goshawk (laingi subspecies)Accipiter gentilis laingiThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Western Screech Owl (kennicotti subspecies)Megascops kennicottii kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Peregrine Falcon (pealei subspecies)Falco peregrinus pealeiSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor ThreatenedSchedule 1Yellow
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaThreatenedNoneBlue
Olive-sided flycatcherContopus cooperiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Band-tailed pigeonPatagioenas fasciataSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Sooty GrouseDendragapus fuliginosusNoneNoneBlue
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusSpecial ConcernNoneNone
Tufted PuffinFratercula cirrhataNoneNoneBlue
Sandhill CraneGrus canadensisNot at RiskNoneYellow
Western Screech-owlMegascops kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1None
Pelagic Cormorant, Pelagicus SubspeciesPhalacrocorax pelagicus pelagicusNoneNoneRed
Cassin's AukletPtychoramphus aleuticusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Common MurreUria aalgeNoneNoneRed

Amphibians

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Pacific Tailed FrogAscaphus trueiSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Western ToadAnaxyrus boreasSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue

Fishes

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Coho Salmon (interior Fraser populations)Oncorhynchus kisutchEndangeredNoneYellow
Basking SharkCetorhinus maximusEndangeredSchedule 1None
Rougheye rockfishSebastes aleutianusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1None
Yelloweye RockfishSebastes ruberrimusSpecial ConcernNoneNone
Dolly VardenSalvelinus malmaNoneNoneYellow
EulachonThaleichthys pacificusEndangeredNoneBlue
BocaccioSebastes paucispinisEndangeredNoneNone
Canary rockfishSebastes pinnigerThreatenedNoneNone
Coastal Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii clarkiiNoneNoneBlue

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Clodius Parnassian, claudianus subspeciesParnassius clodius claudianusNoneNoneBlue

Molluscs

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Northern AbaloneHaliotis kamtschatkanaThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Olympia OysterOstrea conchaphilaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Broadwhorl TightcoilPristiloma johnsoniNoneNoneBlue
Scarletback TaildropperProphysaon vanattaeNoneNoneBlue
Western ThornCarychium occidentaleNoneNoneBlue
Pacific SidebandMonadenia fidelisNoneNoneBlue

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Vancouver Island BeggarticksBidens amplissimaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Lakeshore SedgeCarex lenticularisNoneNoneBlue
Elegant Jacob's-ladderPolemonium elegansNoneNoneBlue
Meadow ArnicaArnica chamissonis ssp. incanaNoneNoneBlue
Enander's SedgeCarex enanderiNoneNoneBlue
Lesser Saltmarsh SedgeCarex glareosa var. amphigenaNoneNoneBlue
Hudson Bay SedgeCarex heleonastesNoneNoneBlue
Dixon's Scarlet PaintbrushCastilleja miniata var. dixoniiNoneNoneBlue
Four-leaved Mare's-tailHippuris tetraphyllaNoneNoneBlue
Chamisso's MontiaMontia chamissoiNoneNoneBlue
Whitebark PinePinus albicaulisEndangeredSchedule 1Blue
Five-leaved CinquefoilPotentilla nivea var. pentaphyllaNoneNoneBlue

Mosses

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Lacks a Common NameCallicladium haldanianumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameCampylopus schimperiNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameDicranodontium asperulumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameHageniella micansNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameIsopterygiopsis muellerianaNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameTetrodontium brownianumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameUlota drummondiiNoneNoneBlue

Extinct or Extirpated

No Extirpated or Extinct

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Please cite these pages as: Pearson, Mike and Healey, M.C.2012. Species at Risk and Local Government: a Primer for BC. Stewardship Centre of British Columbia, Courtenay BC.