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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species184BC Red List56
Mammals16BC Blue List111
Birds1Identified Wildlife30
Breeding Birds30COSEWIC Endangered18
Reptiles5COSEWIC Threatened15
Amphibians3COSEWIC Special Concern23
Fishes11SARA Schedule 143
Insects16Extirpated fom BC1
Molluscs4Extinct0
Vascular Plants76  
Mosses22  
Fungus0  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Grizzly BearUrsus arctosSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Mountain Beaver Rainieri SubspeciesAplodontia rufa rainieriSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Spotted BatEuderma maculatumSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Wolverine (luscus subspecies)Gulo gulo luscusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Townsend's Big-eared BatCorynorhinus townsendiiNoneNoneBlue
American BadgerTaxidea taxusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Northern Bog Lemming, artemisiae subspecies Synaptomys borealis artemisiaeNoneNoneBlue
Preble's Shrew Sorex prebleiNoneNoneRed
Mountain BeaverAplodontia rufaSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Yellow
WolverineGulo guloSpecial ConcernNoneNone
FisherPekania pennantiNoneNoneBlue
Western Small-footed MyotisMyotis ciliolabrumNoneNoneBlue
Fringed MyotisMyotis thysanodesData DeficientSchedule 3Blue
Bighorn SheepOvis canadensisNoneNoneBlue
Great Basin Pocket MousePerognathus parvusNoneNoneRed
Little Brown MyotisMyotis lucifugusEndangeredNoneYellow

Birds

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

Breeding Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
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
Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Spotted OwlStrix occidentalisEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Western Screech Owl (kennicotti subspecies)Megascops kennicottii kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
White-headed WoodpeckerPicoides albolarvatusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virensEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Western Screech Owl (mcfarlanei subspecies)Megascops kennicottii macfarlaneiThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor ThreatenedSchedule 1Yellow
American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusNoneNoneBlue
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaThreatenedNoneBlue
Olive-sided flycatcherContopus cooperiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Band-tailed pigeonPatagioenas fasciataSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaNoneNoneBlue
Great Blue Heron, Herodias SubspeciesArdea herodias herodiasNoneNoneBlue
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoniNoneNoneRed
Sooty GrouseDendragapus fuliginosusNoneNoneBlue
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusThreatenedNoneBlue
Horned Lark, Merrilli SubspeciesEremophila alpestris merrilliNoneNoneBlue
Prairie FalconFalco mexicanusNot at RiskNoneRed
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusSpecial ConcernNoneNone
Sandhill CraneGrus canadensisNot at RiskNoneYellow
Western Screech-owlMegascops kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1None
Williamson's SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideusEndangeredSchedule 1Blue
Sharp-tailed Grouse, Columbianus SubspeciesTympanuchus phasianellus columbianusNoneNoneBlue

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

Amphibians

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Pacific Tailed FrogAscaphus trueiSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Great Basin SpadefootSpea intermontanaThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Western ToadAnaxyrus boreasSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue

Fishes

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Columbia SculpinCottus hubbsiSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Speckled DaceRhinichthys osculusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Umatilla DaceRhinichthys umatillaThreatenedSchedule 3Red
Coho Salmon (interior Fraser populations)Oncorhynchus kisutchEndangeredNoneYellow
ChiselmouthAcrocheilus alutaceusNot at RiskNoneBlue
Dolly VardenSalvelinus malmaNoneNoneYellow
Mountain SuckerCatostomus platyrhynchusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Bull TroutSalvelinus confluentusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
White Sturgeon (Lower Fraser River population)Acipenser transmontanus pop. 4 ThreatenedDeclinedRed
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
Sonora SkipperPolites sonoraSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Red
Halfmoon HairstreakSatyrium semilunaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Emma's DancerArgia emmaNoneNoneBlue
Immaculate Green HairstreakCallophrys affinisNoneNoneBlue
Hoffman's CheckerspotChlosyne hoffmanniNoneNoneRed
Damoetas CheckerspotChlosyne whitneyiNoneNoneYellow
Badlands Tiger BeetleCicindela decemnotataNoneNoneRed
Sagebrush Tiger BeetleCicindela pugetanaNoneNoneBlue
Nevada SkipperHesperia nevadaNoneNoneBlue
Jutta Arctic, Chermocki SubspeciesOeneis jutta chermockiNoneNoneBlue
Common Sooty WingPholisora catullusNoneNoneBlue
California HairstreakSatyrium californicaNoneNoneBlue
Clodius Parnassian, pseudogallatinus supspeciesParnassius clodius pseudogallatinusNoneNoneBlue

Molluscs

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Northern TightcoilPristiloma arcticumNoneNoneBlue
Pale Jumping-slugHemphillia camelusNoneNoneBlue
Silky ValloniaVallonia cyclophorellaNoneNoneBlue
Northern TightcoilPristiloma arcticumNoneNoneBlue

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Dwarf Woolly-headsPsilocarphus brevissimus var. brevissimusEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Slender CollomiaCollomia tenellaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Mountain Holly FernPolystichum scopulinumThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Stoloniferous PussytoesAntennaria flagellarisEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Alpine AnemoneAnemone drummondii var. drummondiiNoneNoneBlue
Fox SedgeCarex vulpinoideaNoneNoneBlue
Two-edged Water-starwortCallitriche heterophylla var. heterophyllaNoneNoneBlue
Montana LarkspurDelphinium bicolor ssp. bicolorNoneNoneBlue
Small-fruited WillowherbEpilobium leptocarpumNoneNoneYellow
Brandegee's lomatiumLomatium brandegeeiNoneNoneBlue
Short-flowered Monkey-flowerMimulus breviflorusNoneNoneBlue
Elegant Jacob's-ladderPolemonium elegansNoneNoneBlue
Kruckeberg's holly fernPolystichum kruckebergiiNoneNoneBlue
White WintergreenPyrola ellipticaNoneNoneBlue
Water Bur-reedSparganium fluctuansNoneNoneBlue
Cut-leaved Daisy Erigeron compositusNoneNoneYellow
Dark Lamb's-quarters Chenopodium atrovirensNoneNoneRed
Finebranched Popcornflower Plagiobothrys leptocladusNoneNoneRed
Slender Hawksbeard Crepis atribarba ssp. atribarbaNoneNoneRed
Wild Tobacco Nicotiana attenuataNoneNoneRed
Hairy Water-clover Marsilea vestitaNoneNoneRed
Colorado rush Juncus confususNoneNoneRed
Pink AgoserisAgoseris lackschewitziiNoneNoneBlue
Geyer's OnionAllium geyeri var. tenerumNoneNoneBlue
Carolina Meadow-foxtailAlopecurus carolinianusNoneNoneRed
Silvery OracheAtriplex argentea ssp. argenteaNoneNoneRed
Wedgescale OracheAtriplex truncataNoneNoneBlue
Tiny SuncressBoechera pauperculaNoneNoneRed
Blue GramaBouteloua gracilisNoneNoneRed
Narrow-leaved BrickelliaBrickellia oblongifolia ssp. oblongifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Two-coloured SedgeCarex bicolorNoneNoneBlue
Porcupine SedgeCarex hystericinaNoneNoneBlue
Curved-spiked SedgeCarex incurviformis var. incurviformisNoneNoneBlue
Curly SedgeCarex rupestris ssp. drummondianaNoneNoneBlue
Holm's Rocky Mountain SedgeCarex scopulorum var. bracteosaNoneNoneBlue
Many-headed SedgeCarex sychnocephalaNoneNoneBlue
Valley SedgeCarex vallicola var. vallicolaNoneNoneRed
Cusick's PaintbrushCastilleja cusickiiNoneNoneRed
Thyme-leaved SpurgeChamaesyce serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Western Low HawksbeardCrepis modocensis ssp. rostrataNoneNoneRed
Gray Hawk's-beardCrepis occidentalis ssp. pumilaNoneNoneRed
Obscure CryptanthaCryptantha ambiguaNoneNoneBlue
Northern Tansy MustardDescurainia sophioidesNoneNoneRed
Smooth DrabaDraba glabella var. glabellaNoneNoneBlue
Star-flowered DrabaDraba stenopetalaNoneNoneRed
Hall's WillowherbEpilobium halleanumNoneNoneBlue
Smooth Spike-primroseEpilobium pygmaeumNoneNoneRed
Dwarf GroundsmokeGayophytum humileNoneNoneBlue
OvalpurseHornungia procumbensNoneNoneBlue
Poverty-weedIva axillarisNoneNoneRed
Whitish RushJuncus albescensNoneNoneBlue
Northern LinanthusLeptosiphon septentrionalisNoneNoneBlue
Columbia LewisiaLewisia columbiana var. columbianaNoneNoneBlue
Three-leaved LewisiaLewisia triphyllaNoneNoneBlue
Nine-leaved Desert-parsleyLomatium triternatum ssp. platycarpumNoneNoneRed
Suksdorf's LupineLupinus bingenensis var. subsaccatusNoneNoneRed
OniongrassMelica bulbosaNoneNoneBlue
Purple OniongrassMelica spectabilisNoneNoneBlue
Suksdorf's monkeyflowerMimulus suksdorfiiNoneNoneRed
Satin GrassMuhlenbergia racemosaNoneNoneRed
Flat-topped BroomrapeOrobanche corymbosa ssp. mutabilisNoneNoneBlue
Winged CombseedPectocarya penicillataNoneNoneRed
Whitebark PinePinus albicaulisEndangeredSchedule 1Blue
Abbreviated BluegrassPoa abbreviata ssp. pattersoniiNoneNoneBlue
Mutton GrassPoa fendleriana ssp. fendlerianaNoneNoneRed
Close-flowered KnotweedPolygonum polygaloides ssp. confertiflorumNoneNoneRed
Kellogg's KnotweedPolygonum polygaloides ssp. kelloggiiNoneNoneBlue
Diverse-leaved CinquefoilPotentilla diversifolia var. perdissectaNoneNoneBlue
Five-leaved CinquefoilPotentilla nivea var. pentaphyllaNoneNoneBlue
Bushy CinquefoilPotentilla paradoxaNoneNoneRed
Birdfoot ButtercupRanunculus pedatifidus ssp. affinisNoneNoneBlue
Booth's WillowSalix boothiiNoneNoneBlue
White Western GroundselSenecio integerrimus var. ochroleucusNoneNoneRed
Rough DropseedSporobolus compositus var. compositusNoneNoneBlue
Sheathing PondweedStuckenia vaginataNoneNoneBlue
Thick-leaved ThelypodyThelypodium laciniatum var. laciniatumNoneNoneBlue

Mosses

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Lacks a Common NameAndreaea schofieldianaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameAndreaea sinuosaNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameBrachythecium holzingeriNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameBryum gemmiparumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameBryum schleicheriNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameBryum stenotrichumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameCampylium radicaleNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameCrossidium aberransNoneNoneYellow
Lacks a Common NameEncalypta spathulataNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameFissidens ventricosusNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameFunaria muhlenbergiiNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameMeesia longisetaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameMnium arizonicumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePhilonotis yezoanaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePlagiobryum demissumNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NamePlatyhypnidium riparioidesNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameSchistidium heterophyllumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameSphagnum bartlettianumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTomentypnum falcifoliumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameUlota curvifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameWarnstorfia pseudostramineaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameWeissia brachycarpaNoneNoneRed

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.