Status Reports

COSEWIC status reports in preparation with anticipated assessment dates

Last updated July 11, 2017

This report identifies status reports in all stages of preparation until the species is designated at a Wildlife Species Assessment Meeting. The table is sorted by expected date of species assessment. The shown assessment date for any wildlife species may change for a variety of reasons. Please check this list frequently if you use this information in your work.

* A summary report that will very concisely present pertinent information relevant to status assessment.

November 2017 (25) wildlife species
Taxonomic groupCommon nameScientific nameLast assessmentStage of current assessmentCanadian range / known or potential jurisdictions Footnote1
ArthropodsAmerican Bumble BeeBombus pensylvanicusNot applicableRevision to final reportCWS, ON, Parks Canada, QC
ArthropodsRed-tailed LeafhopperAflexia rubranuraNot applicableRevision to final reportCWS, MB, ON, Parks Canada
ArthropodsVerna's Flower MothSchinia vernaThreatened May 2005Revision to final reportAB, CWS, MB, SK
BirdsCommon NighthawkChordeiles minorThreatened April 2007Initial report in preparationAB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, Parks Canada, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
BirdsNorthern Saw-Whet Owl brooksi subspeciesAegolius acadicus brooksiThreatened April 2006Revision to initial reportBC, CWS, Parks
BirdsPeregrine Falcon anatum subspeciesFalco peregrinus anatumNon-active April 2007Initial report in preparationAB, BC, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, QC, SK, SRRB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, YFWMB, YT
BirdsPeregrine Falcon anatum/tundriusFalco peregrinus anatum/tundriusSpecial Concern April 2007Initial report in preparationAB, BC, CWS, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks Canada, QC, SK, SRRB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
BirdsWilliamson's SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideusEndangered May 2005Revision to initial reportBC, CWS
Fishes (freshwater)Bering CiscoCoregonus laurettaeSpecial Concern November 2004Revision to final reportCWS, DFO, Parks Canada, YFWMB, YT
Fishes (freshwater)Redside DaceClinostomus elongatusEndangered April 2007Revision to final reportDFO, ON
Fishes (freshwater)Vancouver LampreyEntosphenus macrostomusThreatened November 2008Revision to final reportBC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Fishes (freshwater)Western Silvery MinnowHybognathus argyritisEndangered April 2008Revision to final reportAB, CWS, DFO, Parks
Fishes (marine)Sockeye Salmon  (Fraser River DrainageOncorhynchus nerkaNot applicableRevision to final reportBC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks Canada, Pacific Ocean, YT
LichensPale-bellied Frost LichenPhysconia subpallidaNot applicableRevision to final report *ON
Mammals (marine)Grey Whale  (Eastern North Pacific populationEschrischtius robustusSpecial Concern May 2004Revision to final reportATK-SC, BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, FJMC, NJFMC, NT, NWC, NWMB, Parks Canada, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, YFWMB, YT
Mammals (terrestrial)Caribou  (Dolphin and Union populationRangifer tarandusSpecial Concern May 2004Revision to final reportCMN, CWS, FJMC, NT, NU, NWMB, Parks Canada, SRRB, WMAC-NWT, WRRB
MossesAcuteleaf Small Limestone MossSeligeria acutifoliaNot applicableRevision to final reportBC
MossesPorsild's BryumHaplodontium macrocarpumThreatened November 2003Revision to final reportAB, BC, NL, NU, NWMB
MossesSpoon-leaved MossBryoandersonia illecebraEndangered May 2003Revision to final reportON
ReptilesGray Ratsnake  (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence populationPantherophis spiloidesNot applicableRevision to initial reportCWS, ON, Parks
ReptilesGray Ratsnake  (Carolinian populationPantherophis spiloidesEndangered April 2007Revision to final reportCWS, ON, Parks
Vascular PlantsQuebec RockcressBoechera quebecensisNot applicableRevision to final reportCWS, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular PlantsTall BugbaneActaea elataEndangered May 2001Revision to initial reportBC
Vascular PlantsTall Woolly-heads  (Pacific populationPsilocarphus elatiorEndangered May 2001Revision to initial reportBC
Vascular PlantsYukon Wild BuckwheatEriogonum flavum aquilinumNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, Parks Canada, YT
April 2018 (39) wildlife species
Taxonomic groupCommon nameScientific nameLast assessmentStage of current assessmentCanadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
AmphibiansAllegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander  (Carolinian populationDesmognathus ochrophaeusEndangered April 2007Revision to initial reportCWS, DFO, ON, Parks
AmphibiansAllegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander  (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence populationDesmognathus ochrophaeusNon-active April 2007Revision to initial reportCWS, DFO, Parks Canada, QC
ArthropodsFalse-Foxglove Sun MothPyrrhia aurantiagoNot applicableRevision to final reportCWS, ON, Parks
BirdsChimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaThreatened April 2007Initial report in preparationCWS, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, Parks Canada, PE, QC, SK
BirdsHorned Lark strigata subspeciesEremophila alpestris strigataEndangered November 2003Revision to initial reportBC, CWS, Parks
BirdsOlive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperiThreatened November 2007Initial report in preparationAB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, Parks Canada, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
BirdsRed-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalusThreatened April 2007Initial report in preparationCWS, MB, ON, Parks Canada, QC, SK
BirdsVesper Sparrow affinis subspeciesPooecetes gramineus affinisEndangered April 2006Revision to initial reportBC, CWS, Parks
Fishes (freshwater)Carmine ShinerNotropis percobromusThreatened April 2006Revision to final reportDFO, MB
Fishes (freshwater)Cisco ComplexesCoregonus spp.Not applicableInitial report in preparationAB, BC, MB, NT, NU, ON, QC, SK
Fishes (freshwater)Lake Whitefish  (Squanga Lake Benthic populationsCoregonus clupeaformisNot applicableRevision to final reportCWS, DFO, Parks Canada, YT
Fishes (marine)Basking Shark  (Pacific populationCetorhinus maximusEndangered April 2007Initial report in preparationBC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NU, Parks Canada, Pacific Ocean, PE
Fishes (marine)Bluntnose Sixgill SharkHexanchus griseusNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC, DFO
Fishes (marine)TopeGaleorhinus galeusNot applicableRevision to initial report *BC, DFO
Fishes (marine)White Shark  (Atlantic populationCarcharodon carchariasEndangered April 2006Initial report in preparationBC, DFO, NB, NJFMC, NL, NS, PE, QC
LichensSmoker's Lung LichenLobaria retigeraNot applicableRevision to final reportBC, CWS, Parks
Mammals (marine)Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspeciesPhoca vitulina mellonaeEndangered November 2007Initial report in preparation *DFO, HFTCC, QC
Mammals (marine)Sea OtterEnhydra lutrisSpecial Concern April 2007Initial report in preparation *BC, DFO, NJFMC
Mammals (terrestrial)Polar BearUrsus maritimusSpecial Concern April 2008Initial report in preparationArctic Ocean, CWS, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NL, NT, NU, NWMB, NYRRC, ON, Parks Canada, QC, SRRB, TRRC, TWPCB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
MolluscsFawnsfootTruncilla donaciformisEndangered April 2008Initial report in preparation *CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
MolluscsHotwater PhysaPhysella wrightiEndangered April 2008Initial report in preparation *BC, DFO
MolluscsStriped WhitelipWebbhelix multilineataNot applicableRevision to initial reportON
ReptilesEastern Painted TurtleChrysemys picta pictaNot applicableRevision to initial reportCWS, NB, NS, Parks
ReptilesGreater Short-horned LizardPhrynosoma hernandesiEndangered April 2007Revision to initial reportAB, CWS, Parks Canada, SK
ReptilesMidland Painted TurtleChrysemys picta marginataNot applicableRevision to initial reportCWS, ON, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular PlantsAthabasca ThriftArmeria maritima interiorSpecial Concern May 2002Initial report in preparationSK
Vascular PlantsBlack AshFraxinus nigraNot applicableInitial report in preparationMB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC
Vascular PlantsDowny Yellow False FoxgloveAureolaria virginicaNot applicableInitial report in preparationON
Vascular PlantsFelt-leaf WillowSalix silicicolaSpecial Concern May 2000Initial report in preparationNU, NWMB, SK
Vascular PlantsFern-leaved Yellow False FoxgloveAureolaria pediculariaNot applicableInitial report in preparationON
Vascular PlantsFloccose TansyTanacetum huronense floccosumNot applicableInitial report in preparationATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks Canada, SK
Vascular PlantsGoldensealHydrastis canadensisThreatened May 2000Revision to initial reportCWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Vascular PlantsLarge-headed Woolly YarrowAchalarus millefolium megacephalaNot applicableInitial report in preparationATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks Canada, SK
Vascular PlantsMackenzie HairgrassDeschampsia mackenzieanaSpecial Concern November 2001Initial report in preparationSK
Vascular PlantsSand-dune Short-capsuled WillowSalix brachycarpa psammophilaNot applicableInitial report in preparationATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks Canada, SK
Vascular PlantsSmooth Yellow False FoxgloveAureolaria flavaNot applicableInitial report in preparationON
Vascular PlantsTurnor's WillowSalix turnoriiNot applicableInitial report in preparationATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks Canada, SK
Vascular PlantsUte Ladies'-tressesSpiranthes diluvialisNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
Vascular PlantsYukon DrabaDraba yukonensisNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, Parks Canada, YFWMB, YT
November 2018 (19) wildlife species
Taxonomic groupCommon nameScientific nameLast assessmentStage of current assessmentCanadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
AmphibiansMudpuppyNecturus maculosusNot at Risk May 2000Initial report in preparationHFTCC, MB, ON, QC
ArthropodsCobblestone Tiger BeetleCicindela marginipennisEndangered November 2008Initial report in preparationCWS, NS, Parks
ArthropodsPale Yellow Dune MothCopablepharon grandisSpecial Concern November 2007Initial report in preparationAB, CWS, MB, Parks Canada, SK
ArthropodsPygmy SnaketailOphiogomphus howeiSpecial Concern November 2008Initial report in preparationCWS, NB, NL, NS, ON, ON, Parks Canada, PE, QC
ArthropodsRapids ClubtailGomphus quadricolorEndangered April 2008Initial report in preparationON
ArthropodsScoliid WaspCampsomeris pilipesNot applicableRevision to final reportBC
Fishes (freshwater)Lake Chub  (Northern British Columbia Hotsprings populationsCouesius plumbeusData Deficient November 2004Initial report in preparationBC, DFO
Fishes (freshwater)Nooksack DaceRhinichthys cataractaeEndangered April 2007Initial report in preparationBC, DFO
Fishes (freshwater)Rainbow Smelt  (Lake Utopia large-bodied populationOsmerus mordaxThreatened November 2008Initial report in preparationCWS, DFO, NB
Fishes (freshwater)Rainbow Smelt  (Lake Utopia small-bodied populationOsmerus mordaxThreatened November 2008Initial report in preparationCWS, DFO, NB
Fishes (marine)Roughhead GrenadierMacrourus berglaxSpecial Concern April 2007Initial report in preparationDFO, NL, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks Canada, PE
LichensCryptic Paw LichenNephroma occultumSpecial Concern April 2006Initial report in preparation *BC, CWS, Parks
LichensWhite-rimmed Shingle LichenFuscopannaria leucostictaNot applicableInitial report in preparationNB, NS, ON, QC
Mammals (marine)Ringed SealPusa hispida hispidaNot applicableRevision to initial reportArctic Ocean, MB, NL, NT, NU, ON, QC, YT
Mosses Seligeria careyanaNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
Mosses Zygodon gracilisNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
MossesDrooping-leaved Beard-mossParaleptodontium recurvifoliumNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
ReptilesPlains Hog-nosed SnakeHeterodon nasicusNot applicableRevision to initial reportAB, CWS, MB, Parks Canada, SK
ReptilesWood TurtleGlyptemys insculptaThreatened November 2007Revision to initial reportCWS, NB, NS, ON, Parks Canada, QC
April 2019 (19) wildlife species
Taxonomic groupCommon nameScientific nameLast assessmentStage of current assessmentCanadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
BirdsHudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaNot applicableInitial report in preparationAB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
BirdsRed Knot islandica subspeciesCalidris canutus islandica canutus islandica islandicaSpecial Concern April 2007Initial report in preparationnot available
BirdsRed Knot roselaari typeCalidris canutus roselaari type canutus roselaari type roselaari typeThreatened April 2007Initial report in preparationnot available
BirdsRed Knot rufa subspeciesCalidris canutus rufaEndangered April 2007Initial report in preparationAB, BC, CWS, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks Canada, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, WMAC-NWT
Mammals (marine)Fin Whale  (Atlantic populationBalaenoptera physalusSpecial Concern May 2005Initial report in preparationDFO, NB, NL, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks Canada, PE, QC
Mammals (marine)Fin Whale  (Pacific populationBalaenoptera physalusThreatened May 2005Initial report in preparationBC, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Mammals (marine)Sei Whale  (Atlantic populationBalaenoptera borealisData Deficient May 2003Initial report in preparationDFO, NL, NS
Mammals (marine)Sowerby's Beaked WhaleMesoplodon bidensSpecial Concern November 2006Initial report in preparationDFO, NB, NL, NS
Mammals (terrestrial)Swift FoxVulpes veloxThreatened November 2009Initial report in preparationAB, CWS, Parks Canada, SK
Mammals (terrestrial)Western Harvest Mouse dychei subspeciesReithrodontomys megalotis dycheiEndangered April 2007Initial report in preparationAB, CWS
Mammals (terrestrial)Western Harvest Mouse megalotis subspeciesReithrodontomys megalotis megalotisSpecial Concern April 2007Initial report in preparationBC, CWS
MolluscsCarolina MantleslugPhilomycus carolinianusNot applicableInitial report in preparationON
MolluscsShagreenInflectarius inflectusNot applicableInitial report in preparationON
MolluscsToothed GlobeMesodon zaletusNot applicableInitial report in preparationON
Vascular PlantsDwarf HesperochironHesperochiron pumilusNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
Vascular PlantsHairy Owl's-cloverCastilleja tenuisNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
Vascular PlantsHairy ValerianValeriana edulis ciliataNot applicableInitial report in preparationON
Vascular PlantsMidget QuillwortIsoetes minimaNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
Vascular PlantsPuvirnituq DrabaDraba puvirnituqiiNot applicableInitial report in preparationQC
November 2019 (1) wildlife species
Taxonomic groupCommon nameScientific nameLast assessmentStage of current assessmentCanadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
BirdsRoss's GullRhodostethia roseaThreatened April 2007Initial report in preparationMB, NU, NWMB
Date Not Determined (6) wildlife species
Taxonomic groupCommon nameScientific nameLast assessmentStage of current assessmentCanadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Vascular PlantsBlind GentianGentiana clausaNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular PlantsDense DrabaDraba pycnospermaNot applicableRevision to initial reportCWS, NL, NS, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular PlantsFernleaf BiscuitrootLomatium dissectumNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, Parks
Vascular PlantsPuttyrootAplectrum hyemaleNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular PlantsSand pygmy weedCrassula connata connataNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
Vascular PlantsSmall-flowered GodetiaClarkia purpurea quadrivulneraNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC, CWS, Parks
Report Production Stopped (10) wildlife species Footnote 2
Taxonomic groupCommon nameScientific nameLast assessmentStage of current assessmentCanadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
ArthropodsSpeckled Giant LacewingPolystoechotes punctataNot applicableInitial report in preparationAB, BC, ON, QC, SK
BirdsGolden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraThreatened April 2006Revision to final reportCWS, MB, ON, Parks Canada, QC, SK
BirdsSemipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNot applicableInitial report in preparationAB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks Canada, PE, QC, SK, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, YT
Fishes (freshwater)Upper Great Lakes KiyiCoregonus kiyi kiyiSpecial Concern May 2005Initial report in preparationDFO, ON
Fishes (marine)Longspine ThornyheadSebastolobus altivelisNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC, DFO
Mammals (terrestrial)American Marten  (Newfoundland populationMartes americana atrataThreatened April 2007Revision to initial reportCWS, NL, Parks
Vascular PlantsBroad Beech FernPhegopteris hexagonopteraSpecial Concern April 1983Revision to final reportCWS, ON, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular PlantsGaspé Bay SaxifrageMicranthes gaspensisNot applicableRevision to initial reportCWS, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular PlantsGreen DragonArisaema dracontiumSpecial Concern April 1984Revision to initial reportCWS, ON, QC
Vascular PlantsShumard OakQuercus shumardiiSpecial Concern April 1999Revision to final reportCWS, ON

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Initialisms for Wildlife Management Boards (WMBs): ARRC: Alsek Renewable Resources Council; CRRC: Carmacks Renewable Resources Council; CTRRC:Carcross/Tagish Renewable Resources Council; DDRRC: Dawson District Renewable Resources Council; DKRRC: Dän Keyi Renewable Resources Council; EMRWB: Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife Board; FJMC: Fisheries Joint Management Committee; GRRB: Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board; HFTCC: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee; LRRC: Laberge Renewable Resources Council; MDRRC: Mayo District Renewable Resources Council; NJFMC: Nisga'a Joint Fisheries Management Committee; NMRWB: Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board; NWC: Nisga'a Wildlife Committee; NWMB: Nunavut Wildlife Management Board; NYRRC: North Yukon Renewable Resources Council; SRRB: Sahtu Renewable Resources Board; SRRC: Selkirk Renewable Resources Council; TJFB: Torngat Joint Fisheries Board; TRRC: Teslin Renewable Resources Council; TWPCB: Torngat Wildlife and Plants Co-Management Board; WMAC-NS: Wildlife Management Advisory Council - North Slope; WMAC-NWT: Wildlife Management Advisory Council - Northwest Territories; WRRB: Wek'eezhii Renewable Resources Board; YFWMB: Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

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Footnote 2

To obtain more information about reports that are no longer in production, please contact the COSEWIC Secretariat.

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