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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species142BC Red List37
Mammals14BC Blue List89
Birds0Identified Wildlife24
Breeding Birds23COSEWIC Endangered10
Reptiles4COSEWIC Threatened13
Amphibians3COSEWIC Special Concern26
Fishes10SARA Schedule 137
Insects13Extirpated fom BC1
Molluscs10Extinct0
Vascular Plants33  
Mosses32  
Fungus0  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Grizzly BearUrsus arctosSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Harbour PorpoisePhocoena phocoenaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Pacific Water ShrewSorex bendiriiEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Spotted BatEuderma maculatumSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Steller Sea LionEumetopias jubatusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Wolverine (luscus subspecies)Gulo gulo luscusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Killer Whale (West Coast transient population)Orcinus orca pop. 3ThreatenedSchedule 1Red
American BadgerTaxidea taxusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Keen's MyotisMyotis keeniiData DeficientSchedule 3Blue
WolverineGulo guloSpecial ConcernNoneNone
FisherPekania pennantiNoneNoneBlue
Bighorn SheepOvis canadensisNoneNoneBlue
Great Basin Pocket MousePerognathus parvusNoneNoneRed
Little Brown MyotisMyotis lucifugusEndangeredNoneYellow

Breeding Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Flammulated OwlPsiloscops flammeolusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Great Blue Heron (fannini subspecies)Ardea herodias fanniniSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Lewis's WoodpeckerMelanerpes lewisThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Marbled MurreletBrachyramphus marmoratusThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Northern Goshawk (laingi subspecies)Accipiter gentilis laingiThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Peregrine Falcon (anatum subspecies)Falco peregrinus anatumSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Red
Spotted OwlStrix occidentalisEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Western Screech Owl (kennicotti subspecies)Megascops kennicottii kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Western Screech Owl (mcfarlanei subspecies)Megascops kennicottii macfarlaneiThreatenedSchedule 1Red
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
Green HeronButorides virescensNoneNoneBlue
Great Blue Heron, Herodias SubspeciesArdea herodias herodiasNoneNoneBlue
Sooty GrouseDendragapus fuliginosusNoneNoneBlue
Prairie FalconFalco mexicanusNot at RiskNoneRed
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusSpecial ConcernNoneNone
Western Screech-owlMegascops kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1None
Sharp-tailed Grouse, Columbianus SubspeciesTympanuchus phasianellus columbianusNoneNoneBlue

Reptiles

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Great Basin GophersnakePituophis catenifer deserticolaThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Rubber BoaCharina bottaeSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Yellow
Sharp-tailed SnakeContia tenuisEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Western Yellow-bellied RacerColuber constrictorSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue

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
Rougheye rockfishSebastes aleutianusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1None
Yelloweye RockfishSebastes ruberrimusSpecial ConcernNoneNone
Dolly VardenSalvelinus malmaNoneNoneYellow
Canary rockfishSebastes pinnigerThreatenedNoneNone
Bull TroutSalvelinus confluentusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Coastal Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii clarkiiNoneNoneBlue
White Sturgeon (Middle Fraser River population)Acipenser transmontanus pop. 6 EndangeredDeclinedRed
White SturgeonAcipenser transmontanusEndangeredSchedule 1None

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Dun SkipperEuphyes vestrisThreatenedSchedule 1Red
MonarchDanaus plexippusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Emma's DancerArgia emmaNoneNoneBlue
Vivid DancerArgia vividaCandidate for ListingNoneRed
Western Pine Elfin, Sheltonensis SubspeciesCallophrys eryphon sheltonensisNoneNoneBlue
Damoetas CheckerspotChlosyne whitneyiNoneNoneYellow
Propertius DuskywingErynnis propertiusNoneNoneRed
Nevada SkipperHesperia nevadaNoneNoneBlue
Common Sooty WingPholisora catullusNoneNoneBlue
California HairstreakSatyrium californicaNoneNoneBlue
Clodius Parnassian, claudianus subspeciesParnassius clodius claudianusNoneNoneBlue
Clodius Parnassian, pseudogallatinus supspeciesParnassius clodius pseudogallatinusNoneNoneBlue

Molluscs

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Broadwhorl TightcoilPristiloma johnsoniNoneNoneBlue
Northern TightcoilPristiloma arcticumNoneNoneBlue
Scarletback TaildropperProphysaon vanattaeNoneNoneBlue
Western ThornCarychium occidentaleNoneNoneBlue
Pacific SidebandMonadenia fidelisNoneNoneBlue
Black GlossZonitoides nitidusNoneNoneBlue
Threaded VertigoNearctula sp. 1Special ConcernSchedule 1Red
Black-footed TightcoilPristiloma chersinellaNoneNoneBlue
Silky ValloniaVallonia cyclophorellaNoneNoneBlue
Northern TightcoilPristiloma arcticumNoneNoneBlue

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Vancouver Island BeggarticksBidens amplissimaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Smooth WillowherbEpilobium glaberrimum ssp. fastigiatumNoneNoneBlue
Ussurian Water-milfoilMyriophyllum ussurienseNoneNoneBlue
Nodding SemaphoregrassPleuropogon refractusNoneNoneBlue
Lakeshore SedgeCarex lenticularisNoneNoneBlue
Spring HornwortCeratophyllum echinatumNoneNoneBlue
Small-fruited WillowherbEpilobium leptocarpumNoneNoneYellow
Washington SpringbeautyClaytonia washingtonianaNoneNoneRed
Elegant Jacob's-ladderPolemonium elegansNoneNoneBlue
Kruckeberg's holly fernPolystichum kruckebergiiNoneNoneBlue
Slender Hawksbeard Crepis atribarba ssp. atribarbaNoneNoneRed
Spotted Cowbane Cicuta maculata var. maculataNoneNoneRed
Marginal Wood FernDryopteris marginalisNoneNoneRed
Pacific Vertigo Vertigo andrusianaNoneNoneRed
Geyer's OnionAllium geyeri var. tenerumNoneNoneBlue
Tiny SuncressBoechera pauperculaNoneNoneRed
Least MoonwortBotrychium simplex var. compositumNoneNoneBlue
Enander's SedgeCarex enanderiNoneNoneBlue
Curved-spiked SedgeCarex incurviformis var. incurviformisNoneNoneBlue
Many-headed SedgeCarex sychnocephalaNoneNoneBlue
Smooth DrabaDraba glabella var. glabellaNoneNoneBlue
Dwarf GroundsmokeGayophytum humileNoneNoneBlue
Slender GentianGentianella tenella ssp. tenellaNoneNoneRed
Whitish RushJuncus albescensNoneNoneBlue
Nine-leaved Desert-parsleyLomatium triternatum ssp. platycarpumNoneNoneRed
Brewer's Monkey-flowerMimulus breweriNoneNoneBlue
Whitebark PinePinus albicaulisEndangeredSchedule 1Blue
Diverse-leaved CinquefoilPotentilla diversifolia var. perdissectaNoneNoneBlue
Bushy CinquefoilPotentilla paradoxaNoneNoneRed
Birdfoot ButtercupRanunculus pedatifidus ssp. affinisNoneNoneBlue
Booth's WillowSalix boothiiNoneNoneBlue
Olney's BulrushSchoenoplectus americanusNoneNoneRed
Blunt-sepaled StarwortStellaria obtusaNoneNoneBlue

Mosses

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Lacks a Common NameAndreaea heinemanniiNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameAtrichum tenellumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameBrachydontium olympicumCandidate for ListingNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameBrachythecium holzingeriNoneNoneBlue
Roell's BrotherellaBrotherella roelliiEndangeredNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameBryum calobryoidesNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameBryum schleicheriNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameCallicladium haldanianumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameCampylium radicaleNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameClaopodium pellucinerveNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameCrossidium aberransNoneNoneYellow
Lacks a Common NameDiphyscium foliosumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameEncalypta spathulataNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameFunaria muhlenbergiiNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameGrimmia anomalaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameGrimmia incurvaNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameHygrohypnum alpinumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameMeesia longisetaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameMnium arizonicumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameOrthotrichum pylaisiiNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePohlia andalusicaNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NamePohlia cardotiiNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NamePohlia elongataNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePohlia tundraeNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameRacomitrium pygmaeumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameSchistidium borealeNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameSphagnum contortumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTimmia norvegicaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTortula leucostomaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTripterocladium leucocladulumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameAtrichum flavisetumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePolytrichastrum sexangulare var. vulcanicumNoneNoneRed

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.