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Summary

SpeciesStatus
Nb of Species103BC Red List24
Mammals9BC Blue List70
Birds0Identified Wildlife13
Breeding Birds16COSEWIC Endangered12
Reptiles1COSEWIC Threatened10
Amphibians3COSEWIC Special Concern15
Fishes11SARA Schedule 126
Insects12Extirpated fom BC0
Molluscs6Extinct2
Vascular Plants36  
Mosses9  
Fungus0  

Mammals

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Grizzly BearUrsus arctosSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Steller Sea LionEumetopias jubatusSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Blue
Wolverine (luscus subspecies)Gulo gulo luscusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
Townsend's Big-eared BatCorynorhinus townsendiiNoneNoneBlue
Keen's MyotisMyotis keeniiData DeficientSchedule 3Blue
Roosevelt ElkCervus elaphus rooseveltiNoneNoneBlue
WolverineGulo guloSpecial ConcernNoneNone
FisherPekania pennantiNoneNoneBlue
Little Brown MyotisMyotis lucifugusEndangeredNoneYellow

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
Peregrine Falcon (anatum subspecies)Falco peregrinus anatumSpecial ConcernSchedule 1Red
Spotted OwlStrix occidentalisEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Western Screech Owl (kennicotti subspecies)Megascops kennicottii kennicottiiThreatenedSchedule 1Blue
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritusNot at RiskNoneBlue
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
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusSpecial ConcernNoneNone
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
Coho Salmon (interior Fraser populations)Oncorhynchus kisutchEndangeredNoneYellow
Dolly VardenSalvelinus malmaNoneNoneYellow
EulachonThaleichthys pacificusEndangeredNoneBlue
Bull TroutSalvelinus confluentusSpecial ConcernNoneBlue
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
Autumn MeadowhawkSympetrum vicinumNoneNoneBlue
Black PetaltailTanypteryx hageniNoneNoneBlue
Western Pine Elfin, Sheltonensis SubspeciesCallophrys eryphon sheltonensisNoneNoneBlue
Common Woodnymph, Incana SubspeciesCercyonis pegala incanaNoneNoneRed
Silver-spotted SkipperEpargyreus clarusNoneNoneBlue
Western Branded Skipper, oregonia subspeciesHesperia colorado oregoniaEndangeredNoneRed
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
Scarletback TaildropperProphysaon vanattaeNoneNoneBlue
Western ThornCarychium occidentaleNoneNoneBlue
Pacific SidebandMonadenia fidelisNoneNoneBlue
Threaded VertigoNearctula sp. 1Special ConcernSchedule 1Red

Vascular Plants

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Contorted Pod Evening-PrimroseCamissonia contortaEndangeredSchedule 1Red
Smooth WillowherbEpilobium glaberrimum ssp. fastigiatumNoneNoneBlue
Small Spike-rushEleocharis parvulaNoneNoneBlue
Nuttall's QuillwortIsoetes nuttalliiNoneNoneBlue
Grey Beach PeavineLathyrus littoralisThreatenedNoneRed
Pointed Broom SedgeCarex scopariaNoneNoneBlue
Snow BrambleRubus nivalisNoneNoneBlue
Field DodderCuscuta campestrisNoneNoneBlue
HeterocodonHeterocodon rariflorumNoneNoneBlue
Western St. John's-wortHypericum scouleri ssp. nortoniaeNoneNoneBlue
Elegant Jacob's-ladderPolemonium elegansNoneNoneBlue
Poison OakToxicodendron diversilobumNoneNoneBlue
Douglas' Sagewort Artemisia douglasianaNoneNoneRed
Mountain Hemlock Dwarf Mistletoe Arceuthobium tsugense ssp. mertensianaeNoneNoneBlue
California Sword-fern Polystichum californicumNoneNoneRed
hoary brome Bromus subvelutinusNoneNoneRed
Slimleaf OnionAllium amplectensNoneNoneBlue
Carolina Meadow-foxtailAlopecurus carolinianusNoneNoneRed
ChaffweedAnagallis minimaNoneNoneBlue
Upswept MoonwortBotrychium ascendensNoneNoneRed
Least MoonwortBotrychium simplex var. compositumNoneNoneBlue
Beach BindweedCalystegia soldanellaNoneNoneBlue
Green-sheathed SedgeCarex fetaNoneNoneBlue
Payson's SedgeCarex paysonisNoneNoneBlue
Smooth DouglasiaDouglasia laevigataNoneNoneBlue
Kamchatka Spike-rushEleocharis kamtschaticaNoneNoneBlue
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
Whitebark PinePinus albicaulisEndangeredSchedule 1Blue
Menzies' BurnetSanguisorba menziesiiNoneNoneBlue
Giant Chain FernWoodwardia fimbriataNoneNoneBlue

Mosses

English NameScientific NameCOSEWICSARABC Status
Lacks a Common NameAtrichum flavisetumNoneNoneBlue
Lacks a Common NameBrachydontium olympicumCandidate for ListingNoneRed
Lacks a Common NameRosulabryum erythrolomaNoneNoneBlue
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
Lacks a Common NameAtrichum flavisetumNoneNoneBlue

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.