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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species91BC Red List26
Mammals11BC Blue List53
Birds2Identified Wildlife11
Breeding Birds12COSEWIC Endangered10
Reptiles1COSEWIC Threatened16
Amphibians3COSEWIC Special Concern16
Fishes15SARA Schedule 132
Insects11Extirpated fom BC0
Molluscs8Extinct2
Vascular Plants23  
Mosses5  
Fungus0  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Grey WhaleEschrichtius robustusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Grizzly BearUrsus arctosSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Harbour PorpoisePhocoena phocoenaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Killer Whale (southern resident population)Orcinus orca pop. 5EndangeredSchedule 1Red
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
Northern Fur SealCallorhinus ursinusThreatenedNoneRed
Roosevelt ElkCervus elaphus rooseveltiNoneNoneBlue
WolverineGulo guloSpecial ConcernNoneNone
FisherPekania pennantiNoneNoneBlue

Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Pink-footed ShearwaterPuffinus creatopusThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrusThreatenedSchedule 1Red

Breeding Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
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
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor ThreatenedSchedule 1Yellow
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaThreatenedNoneBlue
Purple MartinProgne subisNoneNoneBlue
Olive-sided flycatcherContopus cooperiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Band-tailed pigeonPatagioenas fasciataSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Green HeronButorides virescensNoneNoneBlue
Sooty GrouseDendragapus fuliginosusNoneNoneBlue
Western Screech-owlMegascops kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1None

Reptiles

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Western PaintedTurtle (Pacific coast population)Chrysemys picta pop. 1EndangeredSchedule 1Red

Amphibians

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Pacific Tailed FrogAscaphus trueiSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Northern Red-legged FrogRana auroraSpecial 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
BocaccioSebastes paucispinisEndangeredNoneNone
Canary rockfishSebastes pinnigerThreatenedNoneNone
Coastal Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii clarkiiNoneNoneBlue
Vananda Creek Limnetic SticklebackGasterosteus sp. 16 EndangeredSchedule 1Red
Vananda Creek Benthic SticklebackGasterosteus sp. 17 EndangeredSchedule 1Red
Paxton Lake Limnetic SticklebackGasterosteus sp. 4EndangeredSchedule 1Red
Paxton Lake Benthic SticklebackGasterosteus sp. 5 EndangeredSchedule 1Red

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Dun SkipperEuphyes vestrisThreatenedSchedule 1Red
MonarchDanaus plexippusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Western PondhawkErythemis collocataNoneNoneBlue
Blue DasherPachydiplax longipennisNoneNoneBlue
Black PetaltailTanypteryx hageniNoneNoneBlue
Western Pine Elfin, Sheltonensis SubspeciesCallophrys eryphon sheltonensisNoneNoneBlue
Johnson's HairstreakCallophrys johnsoniNoneNoneRed
Common Woodnymph, Incana SubspeciesCercyonis pegala incanaNoneNoneRed
Mormon Fritillary, Eurynome SubspeciesSpeyeria mormonia eurynomeNoneNoneRed
Silver-spotted Skipper, californicus subspeciesEpargyreus clarus californicusNoneNoneRed
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
Evening FieldslugDeroceras hesperiumData DeficientNoneRed
Threaded VertigoNearctula sp. 1Special ConcernSchedule 1Red

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Contorted Pod Evening-PrimroseCamissonia contortaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Nuttall's QuillwortIsoetes nuttalliiNoneNoneBlue
Grey Beach PeavineLathyrus littoralisThreatenedNoneRed
Pointed Broom SedgeCarex scopariaNoneNoneBlue
Snow BrambleRubus nivalisNoneNoneBlue
HeterocodonHeterocodon rariflorumNoneNoneBlue
Western St. John's-wortHypericum scouleri ssp. nortoniaeNoneNoneBlue
Poison OakToxicodendron diversilobumNoneNoneBlue
California Sword-fern Polystichum californicumNoneNoneRed
Slimleaf OnionAllium amplectensNoneNoneBlue
ChaffweedAnagallis minimaNoneNoneBlue
Upswept MoonwortBotrychium ascendensNoneNoneRed
Least MoonwortBotrychium simplex var. compositumNoneNoneBlue
Green-sheathed SedgeCarex fetaNoneNoneBlue
Hairy GumweedGrindelia hirsutula var. hirsutulaNoneNoneRed
Fleshy JaumeaJaumea carnosaNoneNoneBlue
Seaside JuniperJuniperus maritimaNoneNoneBlue
White Adder's-mouth OrchidMalaxis brachypodaNoneNoneBlue
Texas ToadflaxNuttallanthus texanusNoneNoneBlue
Northern Adder's-tongueOphioglossum pusillumNoneNoneBlue
Macoun's GroundselPackera macouniiNoneNoneBlue
Menzies' BurnetSanguisorba menziesiiNoneNoneBlue
Giant Chain FernWoodwardia fimbriataNoneNoneBlue

Mosses

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Lacks a Common NameBryum gemmiparumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameCrumia latifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameHomalothecium arenariumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePlatyhypnidium riparioidesNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTortella humilisNoneNoneRed

Extinct or Extirpated

Fishes

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Hadley Lake Limnetic SticklebackGasterosteus sp. 12 ExtinctNoneExtinct
Hadley Lake Benthic SticklebackGasterosteus sp. 13 ExtinctNoneExtinct

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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.