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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species248BC Red List84
Mammals15BC Blue List148
Birds1Identified Wildlife23
Breeding Birds24COSEWIC Endangered11
Reptiles2COSEWIC Threatened10
Amphibians4COSEWIC Special Concern18
Fishes4SARA Schedule 126
Insects23Extirpated fom BC0
Molluscs14Extinct0
Vascular Plants141  
Mosses20  
Fungus0  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Grizzly BearUrsus arctosSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
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
Least Chipmunk, selkirki subspecies Neotamias minimus selkirkiNoneNoneRed
WolverineGulo guloSpecial ConcernNoneNone
FisherPekania pennantiNoneNoneBlue
Southern Red-backed Vole, Galei SubspeciesMyodes gapperi galeiNoneNoneBlue
Northern MyotisMyotis septentrionalisEndangeredNoneBlue
Least Chipmunk, Oreocetes SubspeciesNeotamias minimus oreocetesNoneNoneBlue
Red-tailed Chipmunk, Ruficaudus SubspeciesNeotamias ruficaudus ruficaudusNoneNoneRed
Bighorn SheepOvis canadensisNoneNoneBlue
CaribouRangifer tarandusNoneNoneNone
Little Brown MyotisMyotis lucifugusEndangeredNoneYellow

Birds

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

Breeding Birds

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
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
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
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
American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaNoneNoneBlue
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicaudaNoneNoneRed
Le Conte's SparrowAmmodramus leconteiiNoneNoneBlue
Great Blue Heron, Herodias SubspeciesArdea herodias herodiasNoneNoneBlue
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterusNoneNoneBlue
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoniNoneNoneRed
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusThreatenedNoneBlue
Prairie FalconFalco mexicanusNot at RiskNoneRed
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusSpecial ConcernNoneNone
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
Rubber BoaCharina bottaeSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Yellow
Western Painted Turtle (intermountain - Rocky Mountain population)Chrysemys picta pop. 2Special ConcernSchedule 1Blue

Amphibians

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Coeur d'Alene SalamanderPlethodon idahoensisSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Yellow
Northern Leopard FrogLithobates pipiensEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Rocky Mountain Tailed FrogAscaphus montanusThreatenedSchedule 1Red
Western ToadAnaxyrus boreasSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue

Fishes

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Westslope Cutthroat TroutOncorhynchus clarkii lewisiSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
ChiselmouthAcrocheilus alutaceusNot at RiskNoneBlue
Dolly VardenSalvelinus malmaNoneNoneYellow
Bull TroutSalvelinus confluentusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue

Insects

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
MonarchDanaus plexippusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Vivid DancerArgia vividaCandidate for ListingNoneRed
Albert's FritillaryBoloria albertaNoneNoneBlue
Damoetas CheckerspotChlosyne whitneyiNoneNoneYellow
Mead's SulphurColias meadiiNoneNoneBlue
Pelidne SulphurColias pelidneNoneNoneBlue
Silver-spotted SkipperEpargyreus clarusNoneNoneBlue
Silver-spotted Skipper, clarus subspeciesEpargyreus clarus clarusNoneNoneBlue
Gillette's CheckerspotEuphydryas gillettiiNoneNoneRed
Pronghorn ClubtailGomphus graslinellusNoneNoneBlue
Nevada SkipperHesperia nevadaNoneNoneBlue
Twelve-spotted SkimmerLibellula pulchellaNoneNoneBlue
Dione CopperLycaena dioneCandidate for ListingNoneRed
Bronze CopperLycaena hyllusNoneNoneBlue
Jutta Arctic, Chermocki SubspeciesOeneis jutta chermockiNoneNoneBlue
Old World Swallowtail, Dodi SubspeciesPapilio machaon dodiNoneNoneRed
Tawny-edged Skipper, themistocles subspeciesPolites themistocles themistoclesNoneNoneBlue
Checkered SkipperPyrgus communisNoneNoneBlue
Aphrodite Fritillary, Manitoba SubspeciesSpeyeria aphrodite manitobaNoneNoneBlue
Aphrodite Fritillary, Whitehousei SubspeciesSpeyeria aphrodite whitehouseiNoneNoneBlue
Mormon Fritillary, Eurynome SubspeciesSpeyeria mormonia eurynomeNoneNoneRed
Eastern Tailed BlueCupido comyntasNoneNoneBlue
Variegated FritillaryEuptoieta claudiaNoneNoneBlue

Molluscs

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Ashy Pebblesnail Fluminicola fuscusNoneNoneRed
Glossy Valvata Valvata humeralisNoneNoneRed
Rotund Physa Physella columbianaNoneNoneRed
Banded TigersnailAnguispira kochiNoneNoneBlue
Coeur d'Alene OregonianCryptomastix mullaniNoneNoneBlue
Lambda SnaggletoothGastrocopta holzingeriNoneNoneBlue
Pale Jumping-slugHemphillia camelusNoneNoneBlue
Pygmy SlugKootenaia burkeiCandidate for ListingNoneRed
Magnum MantleslugMagnipelta mycophagaSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Rocky MountainsnailOreohelix strigosaNoneNoneBlue
Subalpine MountainsnailOreohelix subrudisNoneNoneBlue
Black-footed TightcoilPristiloma chersinellaNoneNoneBlue
Silky ValloniaVallonia cyclophorellaNoneNoneBlue
Sheathed SlugZacoleus idahoensisNoneNoneRed

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Giant HelleborineEpipactis giganteaSpecial ConcernSchedule 3Blue
Southern Maidenhair FernAdiantum capillus-venerisEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Spalding's CampionSilene spaldingiiEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Smooth WillowherbEpilobium glaberrimum ssp. fastigiatumNoneNoneBlue
Nuttall's waterweedElodea nuttalliiNoneNoneBlue
Mountain SneezeweedHelenium autumnale var. grandiflorumNoneNoneBlue
Ussurian Water-milfoilMyriophyllum ussurienseNoneNoneBlue
Beaked Spike-rushEleocharis rostellataNoneNoneBlue
Northern Water-mealWolffia borealisNoneNoneRed
Lakeshore SedgeCarex lenticularisNoneNoneBlue
Pointed Broom SedgeCarex scopariaNoneNoneBlue
Montana LarkspurDelphinium bicolor ssp. bicolorNoneNoneBlue
Small-fruited WillowherbEpilobium leptocarpumNoneNoneYellow
HeterocodonHeterocodon rariflorumNoneNoneBlue
Western St. John's-wortHypericum scouleri ssp. nortoniaeNoneNoneBlue
Short-flowered Monkey-flowerMimulus breviflorusNoneNoneBlue
Elegant Jacob's-ladderPolemonium elegansNoneNoneBlue
Stiff-leaved PondweedPotamogeton strictifoliusNoneNoneBlue
Arrow-leaved Rattlesnake-root Prenanthes sagittataNoneNoneRed
Mock-pennyroyal Hedeoma hispidaNoneNoneRed
Pink Water Speedwell Veronica catenataNoneNoneRed
Prairie Pepper-grass Lepidium densiflorum var. pubicarpumNoneNoneRed
Saltwater Cress Eutrema salsugineumNoneNoneRed
Three-lobed Daisy Erigeron trifidusNoneNoneRed
Colorado rush Juncus confususNoneNoneRed
Foxtail Muhly Muhlenbergia andinaNoneNoneRed
Little Bluestem Schizachyrium scopariumNoneNoneRed
Pink AgoserisAgoseris lackschewitziiNoneNoneBlue
Sweet-flowered Fairy-candelabraAndrosace chamaejasme ssp. lehmannianaNoneNoneBlue
Canada AnemoneAnemone canadensisNoneNoneBlue
Low SandwortArenaria longipedunculataNoneNoneRed
Meadow ArnicaArnica chamissonis ssp. incanaNoneNoneBlue
Bourgeau's Milk-vetchAstragalus bourgoviiNoneNoneBlue
Ground PlumAstragalus crassicarpusNoneNoneRed
Drummond's Milk-vetchAstragalus drummondiiNoneNoneRed
Bent-flowered Milk-vetchAstragalus vexilliflexus var. vexilliflexusNoneNoneBlue
Silvery OracheAtriplex argentea ssp. argenteaNoneNoneRed
Wyoming Kitten-tailsBesseya wyomingensisNoneNoneBlue
Pointing SuncressBoechera drepanolobaNoneNoneRed
Upswept MoonwortBotrychium ascendensNoneNoneRed
Dainty MoonwortBotrychium crenulatumNoneNoneBlue
Least MoonwortBotrychium simplex var. compositumNoneNoneBlue
Spoon-shaped MoonwortBotrychium spathulatumNoneNoneBlue
Blue GramaBouteloua gracilisNoneNoneRed
Large-flowered BrickelliaBrickellia grandifloraNot at RiskNoneRed
Plains ReedgrassCalamagrostis montanensisNoneNoneBlue
Crawe's SedgeCarex craweiNoneNoneBlue
Enander's SedgeCarex enanderiNoneNoneBlue
Elk SedgeCarex geyeriNoneNoneBlue
Curved-spiked SedgeCarex incurviformis var. incurviformisNoneNoneBlue
Payson's SedgeCarex paysonisNoneNoneBlue
Swollen Beaked SedgeCarex rostrataNoneNoneBlue
Curly SedgeCarex rupestris ssp. drummondianaNoneNoneBlue
Many-headed SedgeCarex sychnocephalaNoneNoneBlue
Cusick's PaintbrushCastilleja cusickiiNoneNoneRed
Slender PaintbrushCastilleja gracillimaNoneNoneBlue
Smooth GoosefootChenopodium subglabrumThreatenedNoneRed
Elk ThistleCirsium scariosum var. scariosumNoneNoneRed
Alpine SpringbeautyClaytonia megarhiza var. megarhizaNoneNoneBlue
Obscure CryptanthaCryptantha ambiguaNoneNoneBlue
Sutherland's LarkspurDelphinium sutherlandiiNoneNoneBlue
Nuttall's DrabaDraba densifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Milky DrabaDraba lacteaNoneNoneBlue
Porsild's DrabaDraba porsildiiNoneNoneBlue
Coast Mountain DrabaDraba ruaxesNoneNoneBlue
Slender Spike-rushEleocharis ellipticaNoneNoneBlue
Beardless WildryeElymus curvatusNoneNoneRed
Smooth Spike-primroseEpilobium pygmaeumNoneNoneRed
Rocky Mountain WillowherbEpilobium saximontanumNoneNoneRed
Buff DaisyErigeron ochroleucusNoneNoneRed
Androsace BuckwheatEriogonum androsaceumNoneNoneRed
Little FescueFestuca minutifloraNoneNoneBlue
Scarlet GauraGaura coccineaNoneNoneRed
Dwarf GroundsmokeGayophytum humileNoneNoneBlue
Racemed GroundsmokeGayophytum racemosumNoneNoneRed
Hairstem GroundsmokeGayophytum ramosissimumNoneNoneRed
Prairie GentianGentiana affinisNoneNoneBlue
Mountain Bog GentianGentiana calycosaNoneNoneBlue
Slender MannagrassGlyceria pulchellaNoneNoneBlue
Wild LicoriceGlycyrrhiza lepidotaNoneNoneBlue
Nuttall's SunflowerHelianthus nuttallii ssp. rydbergiiNoneNoneRed
Spurless Touch-me-notImpatiens ecornutaNoneNoneBlue
Howell's QuillwortIsoetes howelliiNoneNoneRed
Arctic RushJuncus arcticus ssp. alaskanusNoneNoneYellow
Pinewood PeavineLathyrus lanszwertii var. sandbergiiNoneNoneRed
Northern LinanthusLeptosiphon septentrionalisNoneNoneBlue
Three-leaved LewisiaLewisia triphyllaNoneNoneBlue
Sandberg's Desert-parsleyLomatium sandbergiiNoneNoneBlue
Nine-leaved Desert-parsleyLomatium triternatum ssp. platycarpumNoneNoneRed
Spurred LupineLupinus arbustus ssp. neolaxiflorusNoneNoneRed
Montana LupineLupinus arbustus ssp. pseudoparviflorusNoneNoneRed
Suksdorf's LupineLupinus bingenensis var. subsaccatusNoneNoneRed
Water MarigoldMegalodonta beckiiNoneNoneBlue
Purple OniongrassMelica spectabilisNoneNoneBlue
Stalkleaved MonkeyflowerMimulus patulusNoneNoneRed
Rocky Mountain SandwortMinuartia austromontanaNoneNoneBlue
Northern SandwortMinuartia elegansNoneNoneBlue
Nuttall's SandwortMinuartia nuttallii ssp. nuttalliiNoneNoneBlue
Slender MuhlyMuhlenbergia filiformisNoneNoneRed
Marsh MuhlyMuhlenbergia glomerataNoneNoneYellow
Flat-topped BroomrapeOrobanche corymbosa ssp. mutabilisNoneNoneBlue
Suksdorf's BroomrapeOrobanche ludoviciana ssp. ludovicianaNoneNoneRed
High Alpine ButterweedPackera conterminaNoneNoneBlue
Dwarf PoppyPapaver pygmaeumNoneNoneRed
Gastony's Cliff-brakePellaea gastonyiNoneNoneBlue
Shining PenstemonPenstemon nitidus var. nitidusNoneNoneRed
Lyall's PhaceliaPhacelia lyalliiNoneNoneBlue
Common TwinpodPhysaria didymocarpa ssp. didymocarpaNoneNoneBlue
Hairy ButterwortPinguicula villosaNoneNoneBlue
Whitebark PinePinus albicaulisEndangeredSchedule 1Blue
Limber PinePinus flexilisEndangeredNoneRed
Arctic PlantainPlantago canescensNoneNoneRed
Alkali PlantainPlantago eriopodaNoneNoneBlue
Banff BluegrassPoa laxa ssp. banffianaNoneNoneRed
Austin's KnotweedPolygonum austiniaeNoneNoneBlue
Engelmann's KnotweedPolygonum engelmanniiNoneNoneBlue
Diverse-leaved CinquefoilPotentilla diversifolia var. perdissectaNoneNoneBlue
Five-leaved CinquefoilPotentilla nivea var. pentaphyllaNoneNoneBlue
Sheep CinquefoilPotentilla ovina var. ovinaNoneNoneBlue
Booth's WillowSalix boothiiNoneNoneBlue
Pale BulrushScirpus pallidusNoneNoneRed
Sweet-marsh ButterweedSenecio hydrophiloidesNoneNoneRed
Large-headed GroundselSenecio megacephalusNoneNoneBlue
Drummond's CampionSilene drummondii var. drummondiiNoneNoneBlue
Field GoldenrodSolidago nemoralis ssp. decemfloraNoneNoneBlue
Scarlet Globe-mallowSphaeralcea coccineaNoneNoneRed
Slender WedgegrassSphenopholis intermediaNoneNoneBlue
Prairie WedgegrassSphenopholis obtusataNoneNoneRed
Rough DropseedSporobolus compositus var. compositusNoneNoneBlue
Blunt-sepaled StarwortStellaria obtusaNoneNoneBlue
Sheathing PondweedStuckenia vaginataNoneNoneBlue
Long-leaved AsterSymphyotrichum ascendensNoneNoneRed
Purple MeadowrueThalictrum dasycarpumNoneNoneBlue
Prairie Golden BeanThermopsis rhombifoliaNoneNoneRed
Hooker's TownsendiaTownsendia hookeriNoneNoneRed
Parry's TownsendiaTownsendia parryiNoneNoneRed
Dwarf ClubrushTrichophorum pumilumNoneNoneYellow
Wolf's TrisetumTrisetum wolfiiNoneNoneBlue
Stalk-leaved Monkey-flowerMimulus patulusNoneNoneRed
Prairie BroomrapeOrobanche ludoviciana var. ludovicianaNoneNoneRed
Harsh PopcornflowerPlagiobothrys hispidulusNoneNoneBlue

Mosses

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Alkaline Wing-nerved MossPterygoneurum kozloviiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Lacks a Common NameAmblyodon dealbatusNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameAtrichum tenellumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameBryum uliginosumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameDidymodon subandreaeoidesNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameEncalypta spathulataNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameHygroamblystegium noterophilumNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameHygrohypnum alpinumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameMnium arizonicumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameOrthotrichum pallensNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePhyscomitrella patensNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NamePhyscomitrium pyriformeNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NamePohlia longicollisNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameRacomitrium pygmaeumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameSchistidium atrichumNoneNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameSchistidium borealeNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameSchistidium robustumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameSeligeria tristichoidesNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameTortula obtusifoliaNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameWarnstorfia pseudostramineaNoneNoneBlue

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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.