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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Greater Sage-Grouse, Phaios subspecies and Urophasianus subspecies, in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Greater Sage-Grouse
Centrocercus urophasianus
Phaios
subspecies (Centrocercus urophasianus phaios)
Urophasianus subspecies (Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus)
in Canada

Sage-Grouse phaios subspecies, Greater

Extirpated - Phaios subspecies (British Columbia population)
Endangered - Urophasianus subspecies (Prairie population)
2008


COSEWIC
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada


COSEPAC

Comité sur la situation des espèces en péril au Canada

COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC. 2008. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Greater Sage-Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus, Phaios subspecies and Urophasianus subspecies, Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus, in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 38 pp.

Previous reports

COSEWIC. 2000. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Greater Sage-Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus and Centrocercus urophasianus phaios in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 34 pp.

Hyslop, Colleen (ed.). 1998 (based on draft 1997 report). COSEWIC status report on the Sage-Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus (Prairie population) Centrocercus urophasianus phaios (British Columbia population) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. 1-34 pp.

Production note

COSEWIC acknowledges Doris Hausleitner for writing the update status report on the Greater Sage-Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus, Phaios subspecies and Urophasianus subspecies, Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus, prepared under contract with Environment Canada. This report was overseen and edited by Richard Cannings, Co-chair COSEWIC Birds Specialist Subcommittee.

A first draft of this report from 1997 is on file with COSEWIC Secretariat. The Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus phaios and Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus) was formerly designated by COSEWIC as the Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Prairie Population (Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus) and the British Columbia Population (Centrocercus urophasianus phaios).

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: 819-953-3215
Fax: 819-994-3684
COSEWIC E-mail
COSEWIC Website

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur le tétras des armoises de la sous-espèce phaios (Centrocercus urophasianus phaios) et de la sous espèce urophasianus (Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus) au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration

Sage-Grouse – © U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2008.
Catalogue No. CW69-14/544-2008E-PDF
ISBN 978-0-662-48837-8

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