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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species172BC Red List55
Mammals15BC Blue List104
Birds0Identified Wildlife23
Breeding Birds21COSEWIC Endangered11
Reptiles5COSEWIC Threatened9
Amphibians3COSEWIC Special Concern24
Fishes12SARA Schedule 132
Insects15Extirpated fom BC1
Molluscs17Extinct0
Vascular Plants57  
Mosses27  
Fungus0  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Grizzly BearUrsus arctosSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Woodland Caribou (southern mountain population)Rangifer tarandus pop. 1EndangeredSchedule 1Red
Wolverine (luscus subspecies)Gulo gulo luscusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Townsend's Big-eared BatCorynorhinus townsendiiNoneNoneBlue
American BadgerTaxidea taxusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Least Chipmunk, selkirki subspecies Neotamias minimus selkirkiNoneNoneRed
Northern Pocket Gopher, segregatus subspecies Thomomys talpoides segregatusNoneNoneRed
WolverineGulo guloSpecial ConcernNoneNone
FisherPekania pennantiNoneNoneBlue
Western Small-footed MyotisMyotis ciliolabrumNoneNoneBlue
Fringed MyotisMyotis thysanodesData DeficientSchedule 3Blue
Red-tailed Chipmunk, Simulans SubspeciesNeotamias ruficaudus simulansNoneNoneBlue
Bighorn SheepOvis canadensisNoneNoneBlue
CaribouRangifer tarandusNoneNoneNone
Little Brown MyotisMyotis lucifugusEndangeredNoneYellow

Breeding Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Flammulated OwlPsiloscops flammeolusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Lewis's WoodpeckerMelanerpes lewisThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Peregrine Falcon (anatum subspecies)Falco peregrinus anatumSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Red
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virensEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Western Screech Owl (mcfarlanei subspecies)Megascops kennicottii macfarlaneiThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritusNot at RiskNoneBlue
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor ThreatenedSchedule 1Yellow
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalisSpecial ConcernNoneRed
American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusNoneNoneBlue
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaThreatenedNoneBlue
Olive-sided flycatcherContopus cooperiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Great Blue Heron, Herodias SubspeciesArdea herodias herodiasNoneNoneBlue
Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanusNot at RiskNoneBlue
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusThreatenedNoneBlue
Prairie FalconFalco mexicanusNot at RiskNoneRed
Sandhill CraneGrus canadensisNot at RiskNoneYellow
Western Screech-owlMegascops kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1None
Forster's TernSterna forsteriData DeficientNoneRed

Reptiles

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Rubber BoaCharina bottaeSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Yellow
Western RattlesnakeCrotalus oreganusThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Western SkinkPlestiodon skiltonianusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Western Yellow-bellied RacerColuber constrictorSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Western Painted Turtle (intermountain - Rocky Mountain population)Chrysemys picta pop. 2Special ConcernSchedule 1Blue

Amphibians

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Coeur d'Alene SalamanderPlethodon idahoensisSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Yellow
Northern Leopard FrogLithobates pipiensEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Western ToadAnaxyrus boreasSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue

Fishes

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Columbia SculpinCottus hubbsiSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Shorthead SculpinCottus confususSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Umatilla DaceRhinichthys umatillaThreatenedSchedule 3Red
Westslope Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii lewisiSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
White Sturgeon (Kootenay River population)Acipenser transmontanus pop. 1 EndangeredSchedule 1Red
ChiselmouthAcrocheilus alutaceusNot at RiskNoneBlue
Mountain SuckerCatostomus platyrhynchusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Bull TroutSalvelinus confluentusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Coastal Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii clarkiiNoneNoneBlue
White Sturgeon (Columbia River population)Acipenser transmontanus pop. 2EndangeredSchedule 1Red
White SturgeonAcipenser transmontanusEndangeredSchedule 1None
Burbot (Lower Kootenay Population)Lota lota pop. 1NoneNoneRed

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
MonarchDanaus plexippusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Autumn MeadowhawkSympetrum vicinumNoneNoneBlue
Emma's DancerArgia emmaNoneNoneBlue
Lance-tipped DarnerAeshna constrictaNoneNoneRed
Vivid DancerArgia vividaCandidate for ListingNoneRed
Sagebrush Tiger BeetleCicindela pugetanaNoneNoneBlue
Pelidne SulphurColias pelidneNoneNoneBlue
Silver-spotted SkipperEpargyreus clarusNoneNoneBlue
Silver-spotted Skipper, clarus subspeciesEpargyreus clarus clarusNoneNoneBlue
Twelve-spotted SkimmerLibellula pulchellaNoneNoneBlue
Lilac-bordered CopperLycaena nivalisNoneNoneBlue
Tawny-edged Skipper, themistocles subspeciesPolites themistocles themistoclesNoneNoneBlue
Checkered SkipperPyrgus communisNoneNoneBlue
Variegated FritillaryEuptoieta claudiaNoneNoneBlue

Molluscs

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Rocky Mountain Ridged MusselGonidea angulataEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Black GlossZonitoides nitidusNoneNoneBlue
Swamp Fingernailclam Musculium partumeiumNoneNoneRed
Ashy Pebblesnail Fluminicola fuscusNoneNoneRed
Shortface LanxFisherola nuttalliNoneNoneRed
Rotund Physa Physella columbianaNoneNoneRed
Threeridge Valvata Valvata tricarinataNoneNoneRed
Banded TigersnailAnguispira kochiNoneNoneBlue
Coeur d'Alene OregonianCryptomastix mullaniNoneNoneBlue
Attenuate FossariaFossaria truncatulaNoneNoneBlue
Pale Jumping-slugHemphillia camelusNoneNoneBlue
Pygmy SlugKootenaia burkeiCandidate for ListingNoneRed
Magnum MantleslugMagnipelta mycophagaSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Rocky MountainsnailOreohelix strigosaNoneNoneBlue
Subalpine MountainsnailOreohelix subrudisNoneNoneBlue
Silky ValloniaVallonia cyclophorellaNoneNoneBlue
Callused VertigoVertigo arthuriNoneNoneBlue

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Giant HelleborineEpipactis giganteaSpecial ConcernSchedule 3Blue
Fox SedgeCarex vulpinoideaNoneNoneBlue
Smooth WillowherbEpilobium glaberrimum ssp. fastigiatumNoneNoneBlue
Nuttall's waterweedElodea nuttalliiNoneNoneBlue
Mountain SneezeweedHelenium autumnale var. grandiflorumNoneNoneBlue
Ussurian Water-milfoilMyriophyllum ussurienseNoneNoneBlue
Lance-leaved FigwortScrophularia lanceolataNoneNoneRed
Small Spike-rushEleocharis parvulaNoneNoneBlue
ScalepodIdahoa scapigeraNoneNoneRed
Northern Water-mealWolffia borealisNoneNoneRed
Small-fruited WillowherbEpilobium leptocarpumNoneNoneYellow
Snow BrambleRubus nivalisNoneNoneBlue
HeterocodonHeterocodon rariflorumNoneNoneBlue
Western St. John's-wortHypericum scouleri ssp. nortoniaeNoneNoneBlue
Common Downingia Downingia elegansNoneNoneRed
Dark Lamb's-quarters Chenopodium atrovirensNoneNoneRed
Pink Water Speedwell Veronica catenataNoneNoneRed
Tall Beggarticks Bidens vulgataNoneNoneRed
Spanish-cloverAcmispon americanus var. americanusNoneNoneBlue
American Sweet-flagAcorus americanusNoneNoneBlue
Pink AgoserisAgoseris lackschewitziiNoneNoneBlue
Piper's AnemoneAnemone piperiNoneNoneRed
Least Bladdery Milk-vetchAstragalus microcystisNoneNoneRed
Western MoonwortBotrychium hesperiumNoneNoneYellow
Least MoonwortBotrychium simplex var. compositumNoneNoneBlue
Plains ReedgrassCalamagrostis montanensisNoneNoneBlue
Lesser Brown SedgeCarex adustaNoneNoneRed
Hudson Bay SedgeCarex heleonastesNoneNoneBlue
Peduncled SedgeCarex pedunculataNoneNoneBlue
Holm's Rocky Mountain SedgeCarex scopulorum var. bracteosaNoneNoneBlue
Tender SedgeCarex teneraNoneNoneBlue
Common ClarkiaClarkia rhomboideaNoneNoneRed
Crested Wood FernDryopteris cristataNoneNoneBlue
False-mermaidFloerkea proserpinacoidesNot at RiskNoneBlue
Dwarf HesperochironHesperochiron pumilusNoneNoneRed
PorcupinegrassHesperostipa sparteaNoneNoneRed
Spurless Touch-me-notImpatiens ecornutaNoneNoneBlue
Northern LinanthusLeptosiphon septentrionalisNoneNoneBlue
Three-leaved LewisiaLewisia triphyllaNoneNoneBlue
Montana LupineLupinus arbustus ssp. pseudoparviflorusNoneNoneRed
Water MarigoldMegalodonta beckiiNoneNoneBlue
Purple OniongrassMelica spectabilisNoneNoneBlue
Tall BluebellsMertensia paniculata var. borealisNoneNoneBlue
Brewer's Monkey-flowerMimulus breweriNoneNoneBlue
MonardellaMonardella odoratissima ssp. discolorNoneNoneRed
Marsh MuhlyMuhlenbergia glomerataNoneNoneYellow
SatinflowerOlsynium douglasii var. inflatumNoneNoneRed
Whitebark PinePinus albicaulisEndangeredSchedule 1Blue
Kellogg's KnotweedPolygonum polygaloides ssp. kelloggiiNoneNoneBlue
Sweet-marsh ButterweedSenecio hydrophiloidesNoneNoneRed
Alkali-marsh ButterweedSenecio hydrophilusNoneNoneRed
Prairie WedgegrassSphenopholis obtusataNoneNoneRed
Blunt-sepaled StarwortStellaria obtusaNoneNoneBlue
Long-leaved AsterSymphyotrichum ascendensNoneNoneRed
Mountain Blue-curlsTrichostema oblongumNoneNoneRed
Harsh PopcornflowerPlagiobothrys hispidulusNoneNoneBlue
California Jacob's ladderPolemonium californicumNoneNoneRed

Mosses

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Banded Cord MossEntosthodon fascicularisSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Margined Streamside MossScouleria marginataEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Lacks a Common NameAtrichum tenellumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameBarbula convoluta var. eustegiaNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameBrachythecium holzingeriNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameBryum blindiiNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameBryum calobryoidesNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameCampylium calcareumNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameGrimmia anomalaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameHygroamblystegium fluviatileNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameHygroamblystegium noterophilumNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameHygrohypnum alpinumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameLescuraea saxicolaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameOrthotrichum cupulatumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePhilonotis marchicaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePhilonotis yezoanaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePlatyhypnidium riparioidesNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePohlia lescurianaNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NamePohlia longicollisNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NamePohlia vexansNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePtychomitrium gardneriNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameRacomitrium pygmaeumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameSchistidium atrichumNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameSeligeria tristichoidesNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTetrodontium repandumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTortula obtusifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameWarnstorfia pseudostramineaNoneNoneBlue

Extinct or Extirpated

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
ViceroyLimenitis archippusNoneNoneRed - Extirpated

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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.