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The Minister of the Environment's Response to Species at Risk Assessments Submitted by COSEWIC in 2011

Table 1: Terrestrial species recently assessed by COSEWIC eligible for addition to Schedule 1 or reclassification
StatusTaxonSpeciesScientific NameRangeConsultation path
EndangeredLichensBatwing Vinyl LichenLeptogium platynumBCNormal
EndangeredMossesRoell’s Brotherella MossBrotherella roelliiBCNormal
EndangeredArthropodsHine’s EmeraldSomatochlora hineanaONNormal
EndangeredArthropodsHungerford’s Crawling Water BeetleBrychius hungerfordiONNormal
EndangeredArthropodsMacropis Cuckoo BeeEpeoloides pilosulusNSNormal
EndangeredArthropodsOlive ClubtailStylurus olivaceusBCNormal
EndangeredArthropodsSkillet ClubtailGomphus ventricosusNBNormal
ThreatenedLichensCrumpled Tarpaper LichenCollema coniophilumBCNormal
ThreatenedBirdsBarn SwallowHirundo rusticaYT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NLExtended
ThreatenedBirdsEastern MeadowlarkSturnella magnaON QC NB NSExtended
Special ConcernLichensBlue Felt LichenDegelia plumbeaNB NS NLNormal
Special ConcernLichensPeacock Vinyl LichenLeptogium polycarpumBCNormal
Special ConcernArthropodsDune Tachinid FlyGermaria angustataYTNormal
Up-list from Special Concern to ExtirpatedAmphibiansSpring Salamander (Carolinian population) Footnote aGyrinophilus porphyriticusONNormal
Up-list from Special Concern to EndangeredBirdsCerulean WarblerDendroica ceruleaON QCExtended
Up-list from Special Concern to ThreatenedAmphibiansSpring Salamander (Adirondack / Appalachian population) Footnote aGyrinophilus porphyriticusQCNormal
Up-list from Special Concern to ThreatenedBirdsBarn Owl (Western population)Tyto albaBCNormal
Up-list from Threatened to EndangeredAmphibiansJefferson SalamanderAmbystoma jeffersonianumONNormal
Up-list from Threatened to EndangeredReptilesButler’s GartersnakeThamnophis butleriONNormal
Down-list from Endangered to Special ConcernVascular PlantsPitcher’s ThistleCirsium pitcheriONNormal
Down-list from Threatened to Special ConcernVascular PlantsDwarf Lake IrisIris lacustrisONNormal
Down-list from Threatened to Special ConcernVascular PlantsLyall’s Mariposa LilyCalochortus lyalliiBCNormal
Down-list from Endangered to ThreatenedVascular PlantsPurple TwaybladeLiparis liliifoliaON QCNormal
Down-list from Endangered to ThreatenedVascular PlantsShowy Goldenrod (Boreal population) Footnote aSolidago speciosaONNormal


Table 2: Terrestrial species recently reassessed by COSEWIC (no consultations – species status confirmation)
StatusTaxonSpeciesScientific NameRangeConsultation Path
ExtirpatedReptilesTimber RattlesnakeCrotalus horridusONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredMossesPoor Pocket MossFissidens pauperculusBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsFurbish’s LousewortPedicularis furbishiaeNBNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsLong’s BrayaBraya longiiNLNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsNodding PogoniaTriphora trianthophorosONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsSeaside Birds-foot LotusLotus formosissimusBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsShowy Goldenrod (Great Lakes Plains population) FootnotebSolidago speciosaONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsSkinner’s AgalinisAgalinis skinnerianaONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsSmall Whorled PogoniaIsotria medeoloidesONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsSouthern Maidenhair FernAdiantum capillus-venerisBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsWhite Prairie GentianGentiana albaONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredArthropodsTaylor’s CheckerspotEuphydryas editha tayloriBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredAmphibiansBlanchard’s Cricket FrogAcris blanchardiONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredAmphibiansOregon Spotted FrogRana pretiosaBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredReptilesDesert NightsnakeHypsiglena chlorophaeaBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredBirdsBarn Owl (Eastern population)Tyto albaONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredBirdsHenslow’s SparrowAmmodramus henslowiiON QCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredBirdsKing RailRallus elegansONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredBirdsSage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanusBC AB SKNone; status confirmation
EndangeredBirdsWhite-headed WoodpeckerPicoides albolarvatusBCNone; status confirmation
ThreatenedMammalsPallid BatAntrozous pallidusBCNone; status confirmation
Special ConcernBirdsBarrow’s Goldeneye (Eastern population)Bucephala islandicaQC NB PE NS NLNone; status confirmation
Special ConcernBirdsLong-billed CurlewNumenius americanusBC AB SKNone; status confirmation
Special ConcernMammalsEastern MoleScalopus aquaticusONNone; status confirmation
Special ConcernMammalsWoodland VoleMicrotus pinetorumON QCNone; status confirmation


Table 3: Aquatic species recently assessed or reassessed by COSEWIC with consultation conducted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (eligible for addition to Schedule 1 or reclassification)
StatusTaxonSpeciesScientific NameRangeConsultation Path
EndangeredFishesAtlantic Bluefin TunaThunnus thynnusAtlantic OceanExtended
EndangeredFishesAtlantic Salmon (Anticosti Island population)Salmo salarQuebec, Atlantic OceanExtended
EndangeredFishesAtlantic Salmon (Eastern Cape Breton population)Salmo salarNova Scotia, Atlantic OceanExtended
EndangeredFishesAtlantic Salmon (Nova Scotia Southern Upland population)Salmo salarNova Scotia, Atlantic OceanExtended
EndangeredFishesAtlantic Salmon (Outer Bay of Fundy population)Salmo salarNew Brunswick, Atlantic OceanExtended
EndangeredFishesEulachon (Central Pacific Coast population)Thaleichthys pacificusBritish Columbia, Pacific OceanExtended
EndangeredFishesEulachon (Fraser River population)Thaleichthys pacificusBritish Columbia, Pacific OceanExtended
EndangeredMolluscsHickorynutObovaria olivariaOntario, QuebecExtended
ThreatenedMammalsNorthern Fur SealCallorhinus ursinusBritish ColumbiaExtended
ThreatenedFishesAtlantic Salmon (South Newfoundland population)Salmo salarNewfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic OceanExtended
ThreatenedFishesAtlantic Sturgeon (Maritimes populations)Acipenser oxyrinchusNew Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Atlantic OceanExtended
ThreatenedFishesAtlantic Sturgeon (St. Lawrence populations)Acipenser oxyrinchusQuebec, Atlantic OceanExtended
ThreatenedFishesMountain Sucker (Milk River populations)Catostomus platyrhynchusAlberta, SaskatchewanExtended
Special ConcernFishesAtlantic Salmon (Gaspe-Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population)Salmo salarQuebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Atlantic OceanExtended
Special ConcernFishesAtlantic Salmon (Inner St. Lawrence population)Salmo salarQuebec, Atlantic OceanExtended
Special ConcernFishesAtlantic Salmon (Quebec Eastern North Shore population)Salmo salarQuebec, Atlantic OceanExtended
Special ConcernFishesAtlantic Salmon (Quebec Western North Shore population)Salmo salarQuebec, Atlantic OceanExtended
Special ConcernFishesDolly Varden (Western Arctic populations)Salvelinus malma malmaYukon, Northwest TerritoriesNormal
Special ConcernFishesMountain Sucker (Pacific populations)Catostomus platyrhynchusBritish ColumbiaNormal
Special ConcernMammalsNorthern Bottlenose Whale (Davis Strait-Baffin Bay-Labrador Sea population)Hyperoodon ampullatusAtlantic OceanExtended
Special ConcernFishesSilver Lamprey (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations)Ichthyomyzon unicuspisOntario, QuebecNormal
Up-list from Special Concern to EndangeredMolluscsRocky Mountain Ridged MusselGonidea angulataBritish ColumbiaNormal
Up-list from Special Concern to ThreatenedFishesSilver ShinerNotropis photogenisOntarioExtended
Down-list from Threatened to Special ConcernMammalsHumpback Whale (North Pacific population)Megaptera novaeangliaePacific OceanNormal
Down-list from Threatened to Special ConcernFishesShorthead SculpinCottus confususBritish ColumbiaNormal


Table 4: Aquatic species recently reassessed by COSEWIC (species status confirmations)
StatusTaxonSpeciesScientific nameRangeConsultation Path
EndangeredFishesAtlantic Salmon (Inner Bay of Fundy population)Salmo salarNew Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Atlantic OceanNone; status confirmation
EndangeredFishesAtlantic WhitefishCoregonus huntsmaniNova ScotiaNone; status confirmation
EndangeredMammalsNorthern Bottlenose Whale (Scotian Shelf population)Hyperoodon ampullatusAtlantic OceanNone; status confirmation
EndangeredMolluscsSalamander MusselSimpsonaias ambiguaOntarioNone; status confirmation
Special ConcernFishesColumbia SculpinCottus hubbsiBritish ColumbiaNone; status confirmation
Special ConcernMolluscsOlympia OysterOstrea luridaBritish Columbia, Pacific OceanNone; status confirmation

 

Footnotes

Footnote a

Species currently listed on Schedule 1 as a single species. Re-assessed in November 2010 and split into two populations.

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Footnote b

Species currently listed on Schedule 1 as a single species. Re-assessed in November 2010 and split into two populations.

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