Species at Risk StreamFootnote 1 Regional Priorities 2017-2018

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This is a simplified list of the 2017-18 Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (AFSAR) Species at Risk (SAR) Stream Regional Funding Priorities. For a more detailed list, as well as maps, and other details such as information on species-specific recovery actions, please contact your AFSAR Regional Coordinator.

The Regional Priorities along with the National Priorities help to guide funding decisions. Projects addressing Regional and/or National Priorities will be prioritized to receive funding; however, funding is not guaranteed. Regional Priorities are independent of each other; for example, a priority species does not need to be found in a priority area. 

For information on National Priorities for these programs and to better understand how projects are reviewed, please see the AFSAR Call for Proposals.

RegionTerrestrial Priorities
Terrestrial Priorities
Terrestrial Priorities
Aquatic Priorities
Aquatic Priorities
Aquatic Priorities
  • SARA-listed bat species
  • Eastern Ribbonsnake
  • Wood Turtle
  • Piping Plover (melodus subsp.)
  • Woodland Caribou (boreal pop.)
  • Coastal Beaches and Dunes
  • Southwestern Nova Scotia
  • Riverine and Riparian - St John River
  • Boreal Forest (Labrador)
  • Coastal Barrens and Arctic Tundra (Labrador)
  • Mussels (Brook Floater and Yellow Lamp Mussel)
  • Short-nosed Sturgeon
  • Atlantic Salmon (Inner Bay of Fundy)
  • Lake Utopia Rainbow Smelts (LURS)
  • Banded Killifish
  • Barriers to migration
  • Fishery Interactions: Bycatch
  • Fishery Interactions: Entanglement
  • Habitat Alteration
  • Invasive and introduced species
  • Species of endangered bat in Quebec
  • Various species of turtle in Quebec
  • Monarch 
  • Woodland Caribou (Boreal population)
  • Coastal area of the Lower North Shore
  • Maple and Yellow Birch stands from the Ottawa Valley and Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Spruce-moss stand from the boreal forest of Nord-du-Québec
  • St. Lawrence River Valley
  • Loss of habitat
  • Harvesting and collection
  • Channel Darter
  • Beluga Whale (St Lawrence Estuary)
  • Bridle Shiner
  • Striped Bass (St Lawrence)
  • Eastern Sand Darter (Quebec)
  • St. Lawrence Estuary and the Gulf of St. Lawrence (including tributaries used by anadromous and catadromous fish)
  • St. Lawrence River watershed (river section) and Ottawa River watershed
  • Commercial and sport fishing by-catch and entanglement in fishing gear
  • Loss and degradation habitat
  • Disturbance, associated with shipping and small crafts
  • Acadian Flycatcher/Hooded Warbler
  • Massasauga Rattlesnake
  • Woodland Caribou, Boreal Population
  • Monarch
  • Henslow’s Sparrow
  • Bruce Peninsula
  • Huron Fringe
  • St. Clair Plains
  • Iroquois Shoreline
  • Norfolk Sand Plain
  • Channel Darter
  • Pugnose Shiner
  • Eastern Sand Darter
  • Bridle Shiner
  • Grass Pickerel
  • Lake St. Clair Drainage Basin
  • Grand River Watershed
  • Dams
  • Nutrient, sediment and contaminant loading
  • Woodland Caribou (Boreal pop.)
  • Wood Bison
  • Monarch
  • Northern or Little Brown Myotis
  • Tall-grass Prairie (MB)
  • Milk River Watershed (AB)
  • Milk River Watershed (SK)
  • South Saskatchewan River Sub-basin (AB)
  • Foothills Fescue (AB)
  • Destruction and degradation of large patches of remaining native prairie
  • Bigmouth Buffalo
  • Westslope Cutthroat Trout
  • Mapleleaf Mussel
  • Western Silvery Minnow
  • Milk River /St. Mary River Watershed
  • North and South Saskatchewan River Basin
  • South-western (eastern slope) Alberta
  • Overexploitation or hybridization of Westslope Cutthroat Trout 
  • Habitat loss or degradation
  • Loss of indigenous knowledge specifically related to aquatic species utilization of important habitats (i.e. habitats used for haul-out, feeding, spawning, nursery, overwintering, migratory corridor)
  • Woodland Caribou (Boreal and Southern Mountain Populations)
  • Northern or Little Brown Myotis
  • Vancouver Island Marmot
  • Coastal Douglas Fir biogeoclimatic zone
  • Lower Fraser Valley from Chilliwack to the Fraser River delta
  • Ponderosa Pine biogeoclimatic zone
  • Bunchgrass biogeoclimatic zone
  • Creston Valley
  • Introduction and spread of invasive species
  • Degradation of Critical and important Habitat caused by recreational activities
  • Northern Abalone
  • Killer Whales
  • White Sturgeon
  • Large Whales (Blue, Fin and Sei Whales)
  • Fraser River Watershed
  • Columbia River Watershed
  • Illegal harvest (direct/indirect)
  • Invasive species
  • Vessel traffic in North and Central Coast
  • Woodland Caribou (Boreal)
  • Peary Caribou
  • Northern or Little Brown Myotis
  • Bowhead Whale (Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort)
  • Areas of importance for marine mammals (i.e. areas used for haul-out, feeding, spawning, nursery, overwintering, migratory corridor)
  • Habitat loss or degradation
  • Hit and loss of marine mammals
  • Loss of indigenous knowledge specifically related to aquatic species utilization of important habitats (i.e. habitats used for haul-out, feeding, spawning, nursery, overwintering, migratory corridor)


Footnote 1

For a list of Regional priorities in the Prevention stream, please contact please contact your AFSAR Regional Coordinator.

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