Status Reports

COSEWIC Status Reports in Preparation

Last updated May 31, 2017

This report identifies status reports in all stages of preparation until the species is designated at a Species Assessment Meeting. The table is sorted by expected date of species assessment.

Initialisms for Federal Jurisdictions

DFO
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
CWS
Canadian Wildlife Service
Parks
Parks Canada

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
November 2017 (26) species
Taxonomic GroupCommon NameScientific NameLast AssessmentStage of Current AssessmentCanadian Range / Known or Potential Jurisdictions
ArthropodsAmerican Bumble BeeBombus pensylvanicusNot applicableRevision to initial reportCWS, ON, Parks, QC
ArthropodsRed-tailed LeafhopperAflexia rubranuraNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, MB, ON, Parks
ArthropodsVerna's Flower MothSchinia vernaThreatened May 2005Revision to initial reportAB, CWS, MB, SK
BirdsCommon NighthawkChordeiles minorThreatened April 2007Initial report in preparationAB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, Parks, 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, 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 2004Initial report in preparationCWS, DFO, Parks, YFWMB, YT
Fishes (freshwater)Redside DaceClinostomus elongatusEndangered April 2007Initial report in preparationDFO, ON
Fishes (freshwater)Vancouver LampreyEntosphenus macrostomusThreatened November 2008Initial report in preparationBC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Fishes (freshwater)Western Silvery MinnowHybognathus argyritisEndangered April 2008Initial report in preparationAB, CWS, DFO, Parks
Fishes (marine)Lumpfish  (Northwest Atlantic population)Cyclopterus lumpusNot applicableRevision to final reportAtlantic Ocean, DFO, NB, NL, NS, NU, Parks, PE, QC
Fishes (marine)Sockeye Salmon  (Fraser River Drainage)Oncorhynchus nerkaNot applicableRevision to final reportBC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, YT
LichensPale-bellied Frost LichenPhysconia subpallidaNot applicableInitial report in preparation *ON
Mammals (marine)Grey Whale  (Eastern North Pacific population)Eschrischtius robustusSpecial Concern May 2004Revision to final reportATK-SC, BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, FJMC, NJFMC, NT, NWC, NWMB, Parks, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, YT
Mammals (terrestrial)Caribou  (Dolphin and Union population)Rangifer tarandus groenlandicusSpecial Concern May 2004Revision to final reportNT, NU, NWMB, Parks, WMAC-NWT
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 2003Initial report in preparationON
ReptilesGray Ratsnake  (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population)Pantherophis spiloidesNot applicableRevision to initial reportCWS, ON, Parks
ReptilesGray Ratsnake  (Carolinian population)Pantherophis spiloidesEndangered April 2007Revision to final reportCWS, ON, Parks
Vascular PlantsGoldensealHydrastis canadensisThreatened May 2000Revision to initial reportCWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Vascular PlantsQuebec RockcressBoechera quebecensisNot applicableRevision to final reportCWS, Parks, QC
Vascular PlantsTall BugbaneActaea elataEndangered May 2001Revision to initial reportBC
Vascular PlantsTall Woolly-heads  (Pacific population)Psilocarphus elatiorEndangered May 2001Revision to initial reportBC
April 2018 (44) species
Taxonomic GroupCommon NameScientific NameLast AssessmentStage of Current AssessmentCanadian Range / Known or Potential Jurisdictions
AmphibiansAllegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander  (Carolinian population)Desmognathus ochrophaeusEndangered April 2007Revision to initial reportCWS, DFO, ON, Parks
AmphibiansAllegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander  (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population)Desmognathus ochrophaeusNon-active April 2007Revision to final reportCWS, DFO, Parks, QC
ArthropodsFalse-Foxglove Sun MothPyrrhia aurantiagoNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, ON, Parks
BirdsChimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaThreatened April 2007Initial report in preparationCWS, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, Parks, 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, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
BirdsRed-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalusThreatened April 2007Initial report in preparationCWS, MB, ON, Parks, QC, SK
BirdsVesper Sparrow affinis subspeciesPooecetes gramineus affinisEndangered April 2006Revision to initial reportBC, CWS, Parks
Fishes (freshwater)Carmine ShinerNotropis percobromusThreatened April 2006Initial report in preparationDFO, 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 populations)Coregonus clupeaformisNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, DFO, Parks, YT
Fishes (freshwater)Lake Whitefish  (Squanga Lake Limnetic populations)Coregonus clupeaformisNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, DFO, Parks, YT
Fishes (freshwater)Lake Whitefish  (Como Lake Benthic populations)Coregonus clupeaformisNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Fishes (freshwater)Lake Whitefish  (Como Lake Limnetic populations)Coregonus clupeaformisNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Fishes (freshwater)Lake Whitefish  (Opeongo Lake Benthic populations)Coregonus clupeaformisNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Fishes (freshwater)Lake Whitefish  (Opeongo Lake Limnetic populations)Coregonus clupeaformisNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Fishes (marine)Basking Shark  (Pacific population)Cetorhinus maximusEndangered April 2007Initial report in preparationBC, DFO, NB, NJFMC, NL, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks, PE, QC
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 population)Carcharodon carchariasEndangered April 2006Initial report in preparationBC, DFO, NB, NJFMC, NL, NS, PE, QC
LichensSmoker's Lung LichenLobaria retigeraNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC, CWS, Parks
Mammals (terrestrial)Polar BearUrsus maritimusSpecial Concern April 2008Initial report in preparationArctic Ocean, CWS, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NL, NT, NU, NWMB, NYRRC, ON, Parks, QC, SRRB, TRRC, TWPCB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
MolluscsBanff Springs SnailPhysella johnsoniEndangered April 2008Revision to initial report *AB, Parks
MolluscsFawnsfootTruncilla donaciformisEndangered April 2008Initial report in preparation *CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
MolluscsHotwater PhysaPhysella wrightiEndangered April 2008Initial report in preparation *BC, DFO
MolluscsStriped WhitelipWebbhelix multilineataNot applicableInitial report in preparationON
MossesRigid Apple MossBartramia strictaNot applicableInitial report in preparationnot available
ReptilesEastern Painted TurtleChrysemys picta pictaNot applicableRevision to initial reportCWS, NB, NS, Parks
ReptilesGreater Short-horned LizardPhrynosoma hernandesiEndangered April 2007Revision to initial reportAB, CWS, Parks, SK
ReptilesMidland Painted TurtleChrysemys picta marginataNot applicableRevision to initial reportCWS, ON, Parks, 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, SK
Vascular PlantsLarge-headed Woolly YarrowAchalarus millefolium megacephalaNot applicableInitial report in preparationATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks, 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, SK
Vascular PlantsSmooth Yellow False FoxgloveAureolaria flavaNot applicableInitial report in preparationON
Vascular PlantsTurnor's WillowSalix turnoriiNot applicableInitial report in preparationATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks, SK
Vascular PlantsUte Ladies'-tressesSpiranthes diluvialisNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
Vascular PlantsYukon DrabaDraba yukonensisNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, Parks, YFWMB, YT
Vascular PlantsYukon Wild BuckwheatEriogonum flavum aquilinumNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, Parks, YT
November 2018 (21) 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, SK
ArthropodsPygmy SnaketailOphiogomphus howeiSpecial Concern November 2008Initial report in preparationCWS, NB, NL, NS, ON, ON, Parks, 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 populations)Couesius 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 population)Osmerus mordaxThreatened November 2008Initial report in preparationCWS, DFO, NB
Fishes (freshwater)Rainbow Smelt  (Lake Utopia small-bodied population)Osmerus mordaxThreatened November 2008Initial report in preparationCWS, DFO, NB
Fishes (marine)Chinook Salmon (Fraser River, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island)Oncorhynchus tshawytschaNot applicableRevision to initial reportBC, CWS, DFO, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, YT
Fishes (marine)Roughhead GrenadierMacrourus berglaxSpecial Concern April 2007Initial report in preparationDFO, NL, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks, PE
LichensCryptic Paw LichenNephroma occultumSpecial Concern April 2006Initial report in preparation *BC, CWS, Parks
LichensWhite-rimmed Shingle LichenFuscopannaria leucostictaNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC, NB, NL, NS, ON, QC
Mammals (marine)Ringed SealPhoca hispidaNot at Risk April 1989Initial report in preparationFJMC, HFTCC, NWMB
Mosses Zygodon gracilisNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
Mosses Seligeria careyanaNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
MossesDaltonia MossDaltonia splachnoidesNot applicableRevision to final reportBC, CWS, Parks
MossesDrooping-leaved Beard-mossParaleptodontium recurvifoliumNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
ReptilesPlains Hog-nosed SnakeHeterodon nasicusNot applicableRevision to initial reportAB, CWS, MB, Parks, SK
ReptilesWood TurtleGlyptemys insculptaThreatened November 2007Revision to initial reportCWS, NB, NS, ON, Parks, QC
April 2019 (15) 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, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, WMAC-NWT
Mammals (marine)Fin Whale  (Atlantic population)Balaenoptera physalusSpecial Concern May 2005Initial report in preparationDFO, NB, NL, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks, PE, QC
Mammals (marine)Fin Whale  (Pacific population)Balaenoptera physalusThreatened May 2005Initial report in preparationBC, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Mammals (marine)Sei Whale  (Atlantic population)Balaenoptera 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, SK
Mammals (terrestrial)Vancouver Island MarmotMarmota vancouverensisEndangered April 2008Initial report in preparationBC, CWS
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
Vascular PlantsDwarf HesperochironHesperochiron pumilusNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC
Vascular PlantsHairy ValerianValeriana edulis ciliataNot applicableInitial report in preparationON
Vascular PlantsPuvirnituq DrabaDraba puvirnituqiiNot applicableInitial report in preparationQC
November 2019 (2) 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
Fishes (marine)Longspine ThornyheadSebastolobus altivelisNot applicableInitial report in preparationBC, DFO
Date Not Determined (6) Species
Taxonomic GroupCommon NameScientific NameLast AssessmentStage of Current AssessmentCanadian Range / Known or Potential Jurisdictions
Vascular PlantsBlind GentianGentiana clausaNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, Parks, QC
Vascular PlantsDense DrabaDraba pycnospermaNot applicableRevision to initial reportCWS, NL, NS, Parks, QC
Vascular PlantsFernleaf BiscuitrootLomatium dissectumNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, Parks
Vascular PlantsPuttyrootAplectrum hyemaleNot applicableInitial report in preparationCWS, Parks, 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 **(9) Species
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, QC, SK
BirdsSemipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNot applicableInitial report in preparationAB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, YT
Fishes (freshwater)Upper Great Lakes KiyiCoregonus kiyi kiyiSpecial Concern May 2005Initial report in preparationDFO, ON
Mammals (terrestrial)American Marten  (Newfoundland population)Martes americana atrataThreatened April 2007Revision to initial reportCWS, NL, Parks
Vascular PlantsBroad Beech FernPhegopteris hexagonopteraSpecial Concern April 1983Revision to final reportCWS, ON, Parks, QC
Vascular PlantsGaspé Bay SaxifrageMicranthes gaspensisNot applicableRevision to initial reportCWS, Parks, QC
Vascular PlantsGreen DragonArisaema dracontiumSpecial Concern April 1984Revision to initial reportCWS, ON, QC
Vascular PlantsShumard OakQuercus shumardiiSpecial Concern April 1999Revision to final reportCWS, ON

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

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

† The provinces or territories marked with † represent areas where the wildlife species is especially at risk.