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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species117BC Red List31
Mammals18BC Blue List75
Birds1Identified Wildlife26
Breeding Birds25COSEWIC Endangered9
Reptiles6COSEWIC Threatened14
Amphibians2COSEWIC Special Concern19
Fishes3SARA Schedule 131
Insects16Extirpated fom BC0
Molluscs8Extinct0
Vascular Plants35  
Mosses3  
Fungus0  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Grizzly BearUrsus arctosSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Spotted BatEuderma maculatumSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Western Harvest MouseReithrodontomys megalotisSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
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
Merriam's Shrew Sorex merriamiNoneNoneRed
Northern Bog Lemming, artemisiae subspecies Synaptomys borealis artemisiaeNoneNoneBlue
Preble's Shrew Sorex prebleiNoneNoneRed
WolverineGulo guloSpecial ConcernNoneNone
FisherPekania pennantiNoneNoneBlue
Western Small-footed MyotisMyotis ciliolabrumNoneNoneBlue
Fringed MyotisMyotis thysanodesData DeficientSchedule 3Blue
Bighorn SheepOvis canadensisNoneNoneBlue
Great Basin Pocket MousePerognathus parvusNoneNoneRed
CaribouRangifer tarandusNoneNoneNone
Little Brown MyotisMyotis lucifugusEndangeredNoneYellow

Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Williamson's Sapsucker, thyroideus subspeciesSphyrapicus thyroideus thyroideusEndangeredSchedule 1None

Breeding Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Barn OwlTyto albaThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Flammulated OwlPsiloscops flammeolusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Lewis's WoodpeckerMelanerpes lewisThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
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
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor ThreatenedSchedule 1Yellow
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalisSpecial ConcernNoneRed
American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusNoneNoneBlue
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaThreatenedNoneBlue
Olive-sided flycatcherContopus cooperiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarumNoneNoneRed
Great Blue Heron, Herodias SubspeciesArdea herodias herodiasNoneNoneBlue
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoniNoneNoneRed
Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanusNot at RiskNoneBlue
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacusNoneNoneRed
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusThreatenedNoneBlue
Horned Lark, Merrilli SubspeciesEremophila alpestris merrilliNoneNoneBlue
Sandhill CraneGrus canadensisNot at RiskNoneYellow
Western Screech-owlMegascops kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1None
Williamson's SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideusEndangeredSchedule 1Blue
Brewer's Sparrow, Breweri SubspeciesSpizella breweri breweriNoneNoneRed

Reptiles

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Great Basin GophersnakePituophis catenifer deserticolaThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
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
Great Basin SpadefootSpea intermontanaThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Western ToadAnaxyrus boreasSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue

Fishes

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Westslope Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii lewisiSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Chinook Salmon (Okanagan River population)Oncorhynchus tshawytschaThreatenedNoneYellow
ChiselmouthAcrocheilus alutaceusNot at RiskNoneBlue

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
MonarchDanaus plexippusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Western River CruiserMacromia magnificaNot at RiskNoneBlue
Audouin's Night-stalking Tiger BeetleOmus audouiniThreatenedNoneRed
Emma's DancerArgia emmaNoneNoneBlue
Dark Saltflat Tiger Beetle Cicindela parowanaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Lance-tipped DarnerAeshna constrictaNoneNoneRed
Immaculate Green HairstreakCallophrys affinisNoneNoneBlue
Badlands Tiger BeetleCicindela decemnotataNoneNoneRed
Sagebrush Tiger BeetleCicindela pugetanaNoneNoneBlue
Hagen's BluetEnallagma hageniNoneNoneBlue
Pronghorn ClubtailGomphus graslinellusNoneNoneBlue
Nevada SkipperHesperia nevadaNoneNoneBlue
Twelve-spotted SkimmerLibellula pulchellaNoneNoneBlue
Common Sooty WingPholisora catullusNoneNoneBlue
Sandhill SkipperPolites sabuletiNoneNoneRed
Checkered SkipperPyrgus communisNoneNoneBlue

Molluscs

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Rocky Mountain Ridged MusselGonidea angulataEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Black GlossZonitoides nitidusNoneNoneBlue
Coeur d'Alene OregonianCryptomastix mullaniNoneNoneBlue
Pale Jumping-slugHemphillia camelusNoneNoneBlue
Magnum MantleslugMagnipelta mycophagaSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Umbilicate SpritePromenetus umbilicatellusNoneNoneBlue
Abbreviate PondsnailStagnicola apicinaNoneNoneBlue
Silky ValloniaVallonia cyclophorellaNoneNoneBlue

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Giant HelleborineEpipactis giganteaSpecial ConcernSchedule 3Blue
Mexican Mosquito-fernAzolla mexicanaThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Cut-leaved Water-parsnipBerula erectaNoneNoneBlue
Fox SedgeCarex vulpinoideaNoneNoneBlue
Oakes' pondweedPotamogeton oakesianusNoneNoneBlue
Beaked Spike-rushEleocharis rostellataNoneNoneBlue
Blue VervainVerbena hastata var. scabraNoneNoneBlue
Field DodderCuscuta campestrisNoneNoneBlue
Three-flowered WaterwortElatine rubellaNoneNoneBlue
Cockscomb cryptantha Cryptantha celosioidesNoneNoneRed
Hairy Water-clover Marsilea vestitaNoneNoneRed
American Sweet-flagAcorus americanusNoneNoneBlue
Pink AgoserisAgoseris lackschewitziiNoneNoneBlue
Western MoonwortBotrychium hesperiumNoneNoneYellow
Mountain MoonwortBotrychium montanumNoneNoneRed
Least MoonwortBotrychium simplex var. compositumNoneNoneBlue
Peduncled SedgeCarex pedunculataNoneNoneBlue
Many-headed SedgeCarex sychnocephalaNoneNoneBlue
Red-rooted CyperusCyperus erythrorhizosNoneNoneRed
Awned CyperusCyperus squarrosusNoneNoneBlue
Crested Wood FernDryopteris cristataNoneNoneBlue
Slender Spike-rushEleocharis ellipticaNoneNoneBlue
PorcupinegrassHesperostipa sparteaNoneNoneRed
Orange Touch-me-notImpatiens aurellaNoneNoneBlue
Yellow Widelip OrchidLiparis loeseliiNoneNoneRed
Marsh MuhlyMuhlenbergia glomerataNoneNoneYellow
Flat-topped BroomrapeOrobanche corymbosa ssp. mutabilisNoneNoneBlue
Engelmann's KnotweedPolygonum engelmanniiNoneNoneBlue
Brown Beak-rushRhynchospora capillaceaNoneNoneRed
Peach-leaf WillowSalix amygdaloidesNoneNoneRed
Tweedy's WillowSalix tweedyiNoneNoneBlue
Blunt-sepaled StarwortStellaria obtusaNoneNoneBlue
Wolf's TrisetumTrisetum wolfiiNoneNoneBlue
Ochroleucous BladderwortUtricularia ochroleucaNoneNoneBlue
Northern VioletViola septentrionalisNoneNoneRed

Mosses

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Lacks a Common NameAtrichum tenellumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameSchistidium heterophyllumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameWeissia brachycarpaNoneNoneRed

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.