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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species167BC Red List30
Mammals18BC Blue List121
Birds1Identified Wildlife15
Breeding Birds23COSEWIC Endangered7
Reptiles0COSEWIC Threatened13
Amphibians2COSEWIC Special Concern24
Fishes11SARA Schedule 128
Insects6Extirpated fom BC0
Molluscs5Extinct0
Vascular Plants65  
Mosses35  
Fungus1  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Grey WhaleEschrichtius robustusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Grizzly BearUrsus arctosSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Harbour PorpoisePhocoena phocoenaSpecial 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
WolverineGulo guloSpecial ConcernNoneNone
FisherPekania pennantiNoneNoneBlue
Northern MyotisMyotis septentrionalisEndangeredNoneBlue
Collared PikaOchotona collarisSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Dall's SheepOvis dalli dalliNoneNoneBlue
CaribouRangifer tarandusNoneNoneNone
Little Brown MyotisMyotis lucifugusEndangeredNoneYellow

Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrusThreatenedSchedule 1Red

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
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
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
Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictusNoneNoneBlue
Sooty GrouseDendragapus fuliginosusNoneNoneBlue
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusSpecial ConcernNoneNone
GyrfalconFalco rusticolusNot at RiskNoneBlue
Tufted PuffinFratercula cirrhataNoneNoneBlue
Sandhill CraneGrus canadensisNot at RiskNoneYellow
Western Screech-owlMegascops kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1None
Pelagic Cormorant, Pelagicus SubspeciesPhalacrocorax pelagicus pelagicusNoneNoneRed
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Cassin's AukletPtychoramphus aleuticusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Wandering TattlerTringa incanaNoneNoneBlue

Amphibians

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

Fishes

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Green SturgeonAcipenser medirostrisSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Red
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
Bull TroutSalvelinus confluentusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Coastal Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii clarkiiNoneNoneBlue

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Black PetaltailTanypteryx hageniNoneNoneBlue
Western Meadow Fritillary, Sigridae SubspeciesBoloria epithore sigridaeNoneNoneBlue
Hagen's BluetEnallagma hageniNoneNoneBlue
Afranius DuskywingErynnis afraniusNoneNoneRed
Draco SkipperPolites dracoNoneNoneBlue
Kennedy's EmeraldSomatochlora kennedyiNoneNoneBlue

Molluscs

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Northern AbaloneHaliotis kamtschatkanaThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Olympia OysterOstrea conchaphilaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Northern TightcoilPristiloma arcticumNoneNoneBlue
Black-footed TightcoilPristiloma chersinellaNoneNoneBlue
Northern TightcoilPristiloma arcticumNoneNoneBlue

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Two-edged Water-starwortCallitriche heterophylla var. heterophyllaNoneNoneBlue
Yellow Marsh-marigoldCaltha palustris var. radicansNoneNoneBlue
Lakeshore SedgeCarex lenticularisNoneNoneBlue
Small-fruited WillowherbEpilobium leptocarpumNoneNoneYellow
Arctic DaisyArctanthemum arcticum ssp. arcticumNoneNoneRed
Upswept MoonwortBotrychium ascendensNoneNoneRed
Dainty MoonwortBotrychium crenulatumNoneNoneBlue
Mountain MoonwortBotrychium montanumNoneNoneRed
Stalked MoonwortBotrychium pedunculosumNoneNoneBlue
Lesser Brown SedgeCarex adustaNoneNoneRed
Enander's SedgeCarex enanderiNoneNoneBlue
Gmelin's SedgeCarex gmeliniiNoneNoneBlue
Krause's SedgeCarex krauseiNoneNoneBlue
Tender SedgeCarex teneraNoneNoneBlue
American ChamaerhodosChamaerhodos erecta ssp. nuttalliiNoneNoneBlue
Dwarf Bog BunchberryCornus suecicaNoneNoneRed
Gray-leaved DrabaDraba cinereaNoneNoneBlue
Baffin Bay DrabaDraba corymbosaNoneNoneBlue
Austrian DrabaDraba fladnizensisNoneNoneBlue
Milky DrabaDraba lacteaNoneNoneBlue
Lance-fruited DrabaDraba lonchocarpa var. thompsoniiNoneNoneBlue
Lance-fruited DrabaDraba lonchocarpa var. vestitaNoneNoneBlue
Coast Mountain DrabaDraba ruaxesNoneNoneBlue
Star-flowered DrabaDraba stenopetalaNoneNoneRed
Wind River DrabaDraba ventosaNoneNoneBlue
Crested Wood FernDryopteris cristataNoneNoneBlue
Kamchatka Spike-rushEleocharis kamtschaticaNoneNoneBlue
Hornemann's WillowherbEpilobium hornemannii ssp. behringianumNoneNoneBlue
Northern DaisyErigeron uniflorus var. eriocephalusNoneNoneBlue
Edwards WallflowerEutrema edwardsiiNoneNoneBlue
Little FescueFestuca minutifloraNoneNoneBlue
Ross' AvensGeum rossii var. rossiiNoneNoneBlue
Nahanni Oak FernGymnocarpium jessoense ssp. parvulumNoneNoneBlue
Whitish RushJuncus albescensNoneNoneBlue
Arctic RushJuncus arcticus ssp. alaskanusNoneNoneYellow
Bog RushJuncus stygiusNoneNoneBlue
Yukon LupineLupinus kuscheiNoneNoneBlue
Northern Wood-rushLuzula confusaNoneNoneBlue
Arctic Wood-rushLuzula nivalisNoneNoneBlue
White Adder's-mouth OrchidMalaxis brachypodaNoneNoneBlue
Bog Adder's-mouth OrchidMalaxis paludosaNoneNoneBlue
Dotted SaxifrageMicranthes nelsoniana var. carlottaeNoneNoneBlue
Maydell's LocoweedOxytropis maydellianaNoneNoneBlue
Ogotoruk Creek ButterweedPackera ogotorukensisNoneNoneRed
Small-flowered LousewortPedicularis parviflora ssp. parvifloraNoneNoneBlue
Whorled LousewortPedicularis verticillataNoneNoneBlue
Gorman's PenstemonPenstemon gormaniiNoneNoneBlue
Hairy ButterwortPinguicula villosaNoneNoneBlue
Whitebark PinePinus albicaulisEndangeredSchedule 1Blue
Alkali PlantainPlantago eriopodaNoneNoneBlue
Eminent BluegrassPoa eminensNoneNoneBlue
Northern Jacob's-ladderPolemonium borealeNoneNoneBlue
Alaska Holly FernPolystichum setigerumNoneNoneBlue
Birdfoot ButtercupRanunculus pedatifidus ssp. affinisNoneNoneBlue
Sulphur ButtercupRanunculus sulphureusNoneNoneBlue
Arctic DockRumex arcticusNoneNoneBlue
Snow PearlwortSagina nivalisNoneNoneBlue
Meadow WillowSalix petiolarisNoneNoneBlue
Northern SawwortSaussurea angustifolia var. angustifoliaNoneNoneRed
Thyme-leaved SaxifrageSaxifraga serpyllifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Mount Sheldon ButterweedSenecio sheldonensisNoneNoneBlue
Drummond's CampionSilene drummondii var. drummondiiNoneNoneBlue
Arctic CampionSilene involucrata ssp. involucrataNoneNoneBlue
Alpine Cliff FernWoodsia alpinaNoneNoneBlue
Moose MoonwortBotrychium tunuxNoneNoneRed

Mosses

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Lacks a Common NameAmblyodon dealbatusNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameAndreaea rupestris var. papillosaNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameBryhnia hulteniiNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameBryoerythrophyllum ferruginascensNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameCinclidium arcticumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameDicranodontium asperulumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameDidymodon asperifoliusNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameDidymodon johanseniiNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameDiphyscium foliosumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameEncalypta brevipesNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameHygrohypnum alpestreNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameHygrohypnum alpinumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameHygrohypnum polareNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameLescuraea saxicolaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameMyurella sibiricaNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameOreas martianaNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameOrthothecium strictumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameOrthotrichum pallensNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameOrthotrichum rivulareNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePleuroziopsis ruthenicaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePohlia elongataNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePohlia tundraeNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NamePohlia vexansNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePseudobryum cinclidioidesNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NamePsilopilum cavifoliumNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameSchistidium borealeNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameSchistidium pulchrumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameSphagnum contortumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTayloria froelichianaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTetraplodon pallidusNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameTetrodontium brownianumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTomentypnum falcifoliumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTortula obtusifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameUlota curvifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameWarnstorfia tundraeNoneNoneRed

Fungus

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Frosted Glass-whiskersSclerophora peronellaData DeficientNoneRed

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.