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COSEWIC Status Reports in Preparation

Last updated December 8, 2014

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

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




Taxonomic Group

Common Name

Scientific Name

Last Assessment

Stage of Current Assessment

Canadian Range / Known or Potential Jurisdictions


April 2015 (29 species)

Amphibians

Northern Red-legged Frog

Rana aurora

Special Concern, November 2004

Revision to final report

BC, CWS, Parks

Arthropods

Ottoe Skipper

Hesperia ottoe

Endangered, May 2005

Revision to final report *

MB, CWS, Parks

Arthropods

Verna's Flower Moth

Schinia verna

Threatened, May 2005

Revision to final report *

AB, SK, MB, CWS, Parks

Arthropods

Vivid Dancer

Argia vivida

Not applicable

Revision to final report

BC, AB, Parks, CWS

Arthropods

Yellow-banded Bumble Bee

Bombus terricola

Not applicable

Revision to final report

AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT, NT, CWS, Parks, SRRB, WRRB, HFTCC

Birds

Black Swift

Cypseloides niger borealis

Not applicable

Revision to final report

BC, AB, CWS, Parks

Fishes (freshwater)

Black Redhorse

Moxostoma duquesnei

Threatened, May 2005

Revision to final report

ON, CWS, Parks, DFO

Fishes (freshwater)

Deepwater Sculpin  (Great Lakes - Western St. Lawrence populations)

Myoxocephalus thompsonii

Special Concern, April 2006

Revision to final report *

ON, QC, CWS, Parks, DFO

Fishes (freshwater)

Shortnose Sturgeon

Acipenser brevirostrum

Special Concern, May 2005

Revision to final report

NB, CWS, Parks, DFO

Fishes (freshwater)

Warmouth

Lepomis gulosus

Special Concern, May 2005

Revision to final report

ON, CWS, Parks, DFO

Fishes (marine)

Winter Skate  (Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population)

Leucoraja ocellata

Endangered, May 2005

Revision to final report

Atlantic Ocean, DFO, Parks, CWS, TJFB (NB, NL, NS, QC, PE)

Fishes (marine)

Winter Skate  (Eastern Scotian Shelf population)

Leucoraja ocellata

Threatened, May 2005

Revision to final report

Atlantic Ocean, CWS, Parks, DFO, TJFB (NB, NL, NS, QC, PE)

Fishes (marine)

Winter Skate  (Georges Bank-Western Scotian Shelf-Bay of Fundy population)

Leucoraja ocellata

Special Concern, May 2005

Revision to final report

Atlantic Ocean, CWS, Parks, DFO, TJFB (PE, QC, NS, NL, NB)

Lichens

Black-foam Lichen

Anzia colpodes

Not applicable

Revision to final report

NB, NS, ON, QC, CWS, Parks

Mammals (marine)

Harbour Porpoise  (Pacific Ocean population)

Phocoena phocoena

Special Concern, November 2003

Revision to final report

Pacific Ocean, CWS, Parks, DFO, NJFMC (BC)

Mammals (marine)

North Pacific Right Whale

Eubalaena japonica

Endangered, November 2004

Revision to final report *

Pacific Ocean, CWS, Parks, DFO, NJFMC

Mammals (terrestrial)

Dolphin and Union Caribou

Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus

Special Concern, May 2004

Revision to final report

NU, NT, Parks, CWS, NWMB, WRRB, WMAC (NWT), SRRB

Mammals (terrestrial)

Eastern Wolf

Canis lycaon

Special Concern, May 2001

Revision to final report

ON, QC, CWS, Parks

Mammals (terrestrial)

Ermine haidarum subspecies

Mustela erminea haidarum

Threatened, May 2001

Revision to final report

BC, CWS, Parks

Mammals (terrestrial)

Peary Caribou

Rangifer tarandus pearyi

Endangered, May 2004

Revision to final report

NT, NU, CWS, Parks, NWMB, WMAC (NWT)

Molluscs

Proud Globelet

Patera pennsylvanica

Not applicable

Revision to final report

ON, CWS, Parks

Molluscs

Pygmy Slug

Kootenaia burkei

Not applicable

Revision to final report

BC, CWS, Parks

Mosses

Banded Cord-moss

Entosthodon fascicularis

Special Concern, May 2005

Revision to final report *

BC, CWS, Parks

Reptiles

Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer

Coluber constrictor flaviventris

Threatened, November 2004

Revision to final report

SK, AB, Parks, CWS

Reptiles

Prairie Rattlesnake

Crotalus viridis

Not applicable

Revision to final report

AB, SK, CWS, Parks

Reptiles

Spiny Softshell

Apalone spinifera

Threatened, May 2002

Revision to final report

ON, QC, CWS, Parks

Reptiles

Western Rattlesnake

Crotalus oreganus

Threatened, May 2004

Revision to final report

BC, CWS, Parks

Reptiles

Western Yellow-bellied Racer

Coluber constrictor mormon

Special Concern, November 2004

Revision to final report

BC, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Spiked Saxifrage

Micranthes spicata

Threatened, May 2013

Revision to final report

YT, CWS, Parks, YFWMB


November 2015 (32 species)

Amphibians

Jefferson Salamander Complex of Unisexual Populations

Ambystoma sp.

Not applicable

Revision to initial report

ON, QC, NB, NS, CWS, Parks

Arthropods

Hop-tree Borer

Prays atomocella

Not applicable

Revision to final report

ON, CWS, Parks

Arthropods

Lake Huron Grasshopper

Trimerotropis huroniana

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

ON, Parks, CWS

Arthropods

Nine-spotted Lady Beetle

Coccinella novemnotata

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, CWS, Parks

Birds

Horned Lark strigata subspecies

Eremophila alpestris strigata

Endangered, November 2003

Initial report in preparation

BC, CWS, Parks

Birds

Vesper Sparrow affinis subspecies

Pooecetes gramineus affinis

Endangered, April 2006

Initial report in preparation

BC, CWS, Parks

Fishes (freshwater)

Bering Cisco

Coreogonus laurettae

Special Concern, November 2004

Initial report in preparation

YT, CWS, DFO, Parks, YFWMB

Fishes (freshwater)

Channel Darter

Percina copelandi

Threatened, May 2002

Revision to final report

ON, QC, DFO, Parks, CWS

Fishes (freshwater)

Little Quarry Lake Benthic Threespine Stickleback

Gasterosteus aculeatus

Not applicable

Revision to initial report

BC, DFO, Parks, CWS

Fishes (freshwater)

Little Quarry Lake Limnetic Threespine Stickleback

Gasterosteus aculeatus

Not applicable

Revision to initial report

BC, CWS, DFO, Parks

Fishes (freshwater)

River Redhorse

Moxostoma carinatum

Special Concern, April 2006

Initial report in preparation *

ON, QC, CWS, Parks, DFO

Fishes (freshwater)

Spotted Gar

Lepisosteus oculatus

Threatened, May 2005

Revision to final report

ON, CWS, Parks, DFO

Fishes (marine)

Coho Salmon  (Interior Fraser population)

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Endangered, May 2002

Revision to initial report

BC, Pacific Ocean, CWS, Parks, DFO, NJFMC

Lichens

Golden-Eye Lichen

Teloschistes chrysophthalmus

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

MB, ON, CWS, Parks

Mammals (marine)

Atlantic Walrus

Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus

Special Concern, April 2006

Revision to final report

MB, NB, NL, NS, NU, PE, QC, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, CWS, DFO, Parks, NWMB, HFTCC, TJFB (ON)

Mammals (terrestrial)

Barren-ground Caribou

Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus

Not applicable

Revision to initial report

AB, SK, MB, YT, NU, NT, CWS, Parks, NWMB, WRRB, SRRB, GRRB, WMAC (NWT), WMAC-NS, YFWMB

Mammals (terrestrial)

Grey Fox

Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Threatened, May 2002

Initial report in preparation

MB, ON, CWS, Parks, HFTCC (QC, NB)

Molluscs

Rainbow

Villosa iris

Endangered, April 2006

Revision to initial report

ON, CWS, Parks, DFO

Mosses

Spoon-leaved Moss

Bryoandersonia illecebra

Endangered, May 2003

Initial report in preparation

ON, CWS, Parks

Reptiles

Blanding's Turtle  (Nova Scotia population)

Emydoidea blandingii

Endangered, May 2005

Initial report in preparation

NS, CWS, Parks

Reptiles

Blanding's Turtle  (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population)

Emydoidea blandingii

Threatened, May 2005

Initial report in preparation

ON, QC, CWS, Parks

Reptiles

Lake Erie Watersnake

Nerodia sipedon insularum

Endangered, April 2006

Revision to initial report

ON, CWS, Parks

Reptiles

Western Painted Turtle  (Pacific Coast population)

Chrysemys picta bellii

Endangered, April 2006

Initial report in preparation

BC, CWS, Parks

Reptiles

Western Painted Turtle  (Intermountain - Rocky Mountain population)

Chrysemys picta bellii

Special Concern, April 2006

Initial report in preparation

BC, Parks, CWS

Reptiles

Western Painted Turtle  (Prairie / Western Boreal - Canadian Shield population)

Chrysemys picta bellii

Not at Risk, April 2006

Initial report in preparation

AB, SK, MB, ON, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Bear's-foot Sanicle

Sanicula arctopoides

Endangered, May 2001

Revision to initial report

BC, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Colicroot

Aletris farinosa

Threatened, November 2000

Revision to initial report

ON, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Common Hoptree

Ptelea trifoliata

Threatened, November 2002

Revision to initial report

ON, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Giant Helleborine

Epipactis gigantea

Special Concern, April 1998

Revision to initial report

BC, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Hart's-tongue Fern

Asplenium scolopendrium

Special Concern, November 2000

Revision to initial report

ON, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Shumard Oak

Quercus shumardii

Special Concern, April 1999

Revision to initial report

ON, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Spotted Wintergreen

Chimaphila maculata

Endangered, May 2000

Revision to final report

ON, CWS, Parks (QC)


November 2015 (1 species)

Fishes (marine)

Chinook Salmon (Fraser River, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island)

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Not applicable

Revision to initial report

Pacific Ocean, BC, CWS, Parks, DFO


April 2016 (23 species)

Arthropods

Erigonine Dwarf Spider

Coreorgonal petulcus

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

BC

Arthropods

Nuttall's Sheep Moth

Hemileuca nuttalli

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

BC, CWS, Parks

Birds

Evening Grosbeak

Coccothraustes vespertinus

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

YT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, PE, NL, CWS, Parks

Birds

Golden-winged Warbler

Vermivora chrysoptera

Threatened, April 2006

Initial report in preparation

MB, ON, QC, CWS, Parks

Birds

Louisiana Waterthrush

Seiurus motacilla

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

ON, QC, Parks, CWS

Birds

McCown's Longspur

Rhynchophanes mccownii

Special Concern, April 2006

Initial report in preparation

AB, SK, CWS, Parks

Fishes (freshwater)

Northern Sunfish

Lepomis peltastes

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

ON, QC, Parks, CWS, DFO

Fishes (freshwater)

Pygmy Whitefish

Prosopium coulterii

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

BC, NT, AB, ON, YT, DFO, CWS, Parks

Fishes (freshwater)

River Darter

Percina shumardi

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

MB, ON, CWS, Parks, DFO

Fishes (marine)

Blue Shark  (Atlantic population)

Prionace glauca

Special Concern, April 2006

Initial report in preparation

Atlantic Ocean, DFO, Parks, CWS (NB, NL, NS, QC, PE)

Fishes (marine)

Blue Shark  (Pacific population)

Prionace glauca

Data Deficient, April 2006

Initial report in preparation

Pacific Ocean, CWS, Parks, DFO (BC)

Fishes (marine)

Sockeye Salmon  (Sakinaw population)

Oncorhynchus nerka

Endangered, April 2006

Initial report in preparation

BC, Pacific Ocean, DFO, CWS, Parks

Lichens

Mountain Crab Eye lichen

Acroscyphus sphaerophoides

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

BC, CWS, Parks

Molluscs

Blue-grey Taildropper

Prophysaon coeruleum

Endangered, April 2006

Initial report in preparation

BC, CWS, Parks

Molluscs

Mapleleaf  (Saskatchewan - Nelson population)

Quadrula quadrula

Endangered, April 2006

Initial report in preparation

MB, CWS, Parks, DFO

Molluscs

Mapleleaf  (Great Lakes - Western St. Lawrence population)

Quadrula quadrula

Threatened, April 2006

Initial report in preparation

ON, CWS, Parks, DFO

Molluscs

Sheathed Slug

Zacoleus idahoensis

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

BC, CWS, Parks

Molluscs

Shortface Lanx

Fisherola nuttalli

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

BC, CWS, Parks

Mosses

Pacific Volcano Moss

Brachydontium olympicum

Not applicable

Revision to final report

BC, CWS, Parks

Mosses

Porter's Twisted Moss

Tortula porteri

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

ON, QC, CWS, Parks

Reptiles

Northern Rubber Boa

Charina bottae

Special Concern, May 2003

Initial report in preparation

BC, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Leiberg’s Fleabane

Erigeron leibergii

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

BC, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Quebec Rockcress

Boechera quebecensis

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

QC, CWS, Parks


November 2016 (5 species)

Fishes (marine)

Sockeye salmon  (Fraser River Drainage)

Oncorhynchus nerka

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

Pacific Ocean, CWS, DFO, Parks, NWC, NJFMC (BC, YT)

Lichens

Wrinkled Shingle

Pannaria lurida

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

NB, NS, NL, CWS, Parks

Mammals (terrestrial)

Caribou  (Eastern Migratory population)

Rangifer tarandus caribou

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

ON, MB, QC, NL, CWS, Parks

Mammals (terrestrial)

Caribou  (Torngat Mountain)

Rangifer tarandus caribou

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

NL, QC, CWS, Parks

Mosses

Pygmy Pocket Moss

Fissidens exilis

Special Concern, May 2005

Initial report in preparation

ON, QC, Parks, CWS


Date Not Determined

Arthropods

 

Copablepharon viridisparsa

Not applicable

Revision to final report

AB, SK, MB, CWS, Parks

Mosses

Rusty Cord-moss

Entosthodon rubiginosus

Endangered, November 2004

Revision to final report *

BC, CWS, Parks

Reptiles

Prairie Skink

Plestiodon septentrionalis

Endangered, May 2004

Revision to final report *

MB, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

American Ginseng

Panax quinquefolius

Endangered, May 2000

Revision to initial report

ON, QC, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Anticosti Aster

Symphyotrichum anticostense

Threatened, May 2000

Initial report in preparation

NB, QC, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Barren's Willow

Salix jejuna

Endangered, May 2001

Initial report in preparation

NL, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Blind Gentian

Gentiana clausa

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

QC, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Dense Whitlow-grass

Draba pycnosperma

Not applicable

Revision to initial report

QC, NS, NL, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Fernleaf Biscuitroot

Lomatium dissectum

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Puttyroot

Aplectrum hyemale

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

QC, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Sand pygmy weed

Crassula connata var. connata

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

BC

Vascular Plants

Small-flowered Godetia

Clarkia purpurea ssp. quadrivulnera

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

BC, CWS, Parks


Report Production Stopped**

Birds

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Calidris pusilla

Not applicable

Initial report in preparation

YT, NT, NU, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, PE, NL, CWS, Parks, WMAC-NS, WMAC (NWT), NWMB, HFTCC

Fishes (freshwater)

Upper Great Lakes Kiyi

Coregonus kiyi kiyi

Special Concern, May 2005

Initial report in preparation *

ON, CWS, Parks, DFO

Lichens

Half Moon Lichen

Sticta oroborealis

Not applicable

Revision to initial report

BC

Mammals (marine)

Grey Whale  (Eastern North Pacific population)

Eschrichtius robustus

Special Concern, May 2004

Initial report in preparation

Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, CWS, Parks, DFO (BC, YT, NU)

Mosses

Daltonia Moss

Daltonia splachnoides

Not applicable

Revision to final report

BC, CWS, Parks

Mosses

Pygmy Pocket Moss

Fissidens exilis

Special Concern, May 2005

Revision to final report *

ON, QC, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Broad Beech Fern

Phegopteris hexagonoptera

Special Concern, April 1983

Revision to final report

ON, QC, CWS, Parks

Vascular Plants

Gaspé Bay Saxifrage

Micranthes gaspensis

Not applicable

Revision to initial report

QC, CWS (Parks)

Vascular Plants

Green Dragon

Arisaema dracontium

Special Concern, April 1984

Revision to initial report

ON, QC, CWS

* 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.



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