Recovery planning documents

Recovery planning documents for species and ecosystems at risk in B.C. are accepted by the provincial government as science advice. They are available from the lead government who published the document:

More information about these species can also be found in the BC Species & Ecosystems Explorer.

List of Recovery Planning Documents

Species Name (English)

Species Name (Scientific)

Old Species Name (Scientific)

Recovery Planning Document

acuteleaf small limestone moss Seligeria acutifolia  

B.C.

alkaline wing-nerved moss

Pterygoneurum kozlovii

 

B.C.

American Badger

Taxidea taxus

 

B.C.

banded cord-moss

Entosthodon fascicularis

 

B.C.

banded cord-moss

Entosthodon fascicularis

 

Federal

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

 

B.C.

Basking Shark

Cetorhinus maximus

 

Federal

bearded owl-clover

Triphysaria versicolor ssp. versicolor

 

Federal

Behr’s Hairstreak

Satyrium behrii 

 

B.C.

Behr’s Hairstreak

Satyrium behrii 

 

Federal

Blotched Tiger Salamander

Ambystoma mavortium

 

B.C.

Blue Whale

Balaenoptera musculus

 

Federal

Blue-grey Taildropper

Prophysaon coeruleum

 

B.C.

Bluntnose Sixgill Shark

Hexanchus griseus

 

Federal

bog bird's-foot trefoil

Hosackia pinnata

Lotus pinnatus

Federal

branched phacelia

Phacelia ramosissima var. ramosissima 

 

B.C.

branched phacelia

Phacelia ramosissima var. ramosissima 

 

Federal

brook spike-primrose

Epilobium torreyi

 

Federal

Burrowing Owl

Athene cunicularia

 

Federal

California buttercup

Ranunculus californicus

 

Federal

Canada Warbler

Cardellina canadensis

 

Federal

Caribou (boreal population)

Rangifer tarandus pop. 14

 

B.C. (Additional Documents)

Caribou (boreal population)

Rangifer tarandus pop. 14

 

Federal

Caribou (northern mountain population)

Rangifer tarandus pop.15

 

B.C. (Additional Documents)

Caribou (northern mountain population)

Rangifer tarandus pop.15

 

Federal

Caribou (southern mountain population)

Rangifer tarandus pop.1 

 

B.C.

Caribou (southern mountain population)

Rangifer tarandus pop.1 

 

Federal

cliff paintbrush

Castilleja rupicola

 

B.C.

cliff paintbrush

Castilleja rupicola

 

Federal

coast manroot

Marah oregana

Marah oreganus

B.C.

coast microseris

Microseris bigelovii

 

Federal

Coastal Giant Salamander

Dicamptodon tenebrosus

 

B.C.

coastal Scouler’s catchfly

Silene scouleri grandis

 

Federal

Coastal Tailed Frog

Ascaphus truei

 

B.C.

coastal wood fern

Dryopteris arguta

 

B.C.

coastal wood fern

Dryopteris arguta

 

Federal

Coeur d’Alene Salamander

Plethodon idahoensis

 

B.C.

Coeur d’Alene Salamander

Plethodon idahoensis

 

Federal

Columbia Sculpin

Cottus hubbsi

 

Federal

Columbia quillwort Isoetes minima  

B.C.

Columbian carpet moss

Bryoerythrophyllum columbianum

 

B.C.

Columbian carpet moss

Bryoerythrophyllum columbianum

 

Federal

Common Nighthawk

Chordeiles minor

 

Federal

contorted-pod evening-primrose

Camissonia contorta

 

Federal

Cowichan Lake Lamprey (syn. Vancouver Lamprey)

Lampetra macrostoma

 

Federal

crumpled tarpaper

Collema coniophilum

 

B.C.

cryptic paw

Nephroma occultum

 

B.C.

cryptic paw

Nephroma occultum

 

Federal

Cultus Pygmy Sculpin

Cottus sp.2

 

Federal

Dark Saltflat Tiger Beetle, wallisi subspecies

Cicindela parowana

 

B.C.

Dark Saltflat Tiger Beetle, wallisi subspecies

Cicindela parowana

 

Federal

deltoid balsamroot

Balsamorhiza deltoidea

 

Federal

dense spike-primrose

Epilobium densiflorum

 

Federal

dense-flowered lupine

Lupinus microcarpus var. microcarpus

Lupinus densiflorus

Federal

Desert Nightsnake

Hypsiglena chlorophaea

 

B.C.

Dromedary Jumping-slug

Hemphillia dromedarius

 

B.C.

Dromedary Jumping-slug

Hemphillia dromedarius

 

Federal

Dun Skipper

Euphyes vestris

 

B.C.

Dun Skipper

Euphyes vestris

 

Federal

dwarf hesperochiron Hesperochiron pumilus  

B.C.

dwarf sandwort

Sabulina pusilla

Minuartia pusilla

Federal

dwarf woolly-heads

Psilocarphus brevissimus var. brevissimus

 

B.C.

dwarf woolly-heads

Psilocarphus brevissimus var. brevissimus

 

Federal

Edith’s Checkerspot, taylori subspecies

Euphydryas editha taylori

 

Federal

Edwards’ Beach Moth

Anarta edwardsii

 

B.C.

Edwards’ Beach Moth

Anarta edwardsii

 

Federal

Enos Lake Limnetic and Benthic Stickleback Species Pairs

Gasterosteus sp. 2 Gasterosteus sp. 3

 

Federal

Ermine, haidarum subspecies

Mustela erminea haidarum

 

B.C.

Ermine, haidarum subspecies

Mustela erminea haidarum

 

Federal

Fin Whale

Balaenoptera physalus

 

Federal

Flammulated Owl

Otus flammeolus

 

B.C.

Flammulated Owl

Otus flammeolus

 

Federal

foothill sedge

Carex tumulicola

 

Federal

fragrant popcornflower

Plagiobothrys figuratus

 

Federal

Georgia Basin Bog Spider

Gnaphosa snohomish

 

B.C.

giant helleborine

Epipactis gigantea

 

B.C.

golden paintbrush

Castilleja levisecta

 

Federal

Gopher Snake deserticola subspecies

Pituophis catenifer deserticola 

 

B.C.

Grand Coulee owl-clover

Orthocarpus barbatus

 

B.C.

Gray’s desert-parsley

Lomatium papiloniferum

Lomatium grayi

Federal

Great Basin Spadefoot

Spea intermontana

 

B.C.

Great Blue Heron (fannini subspecies)

Ardea herodias fannini

 

Federal

Green Sturgeon

Acipenser medirostris

 

Federal

Greenish Blue, insulanus subspecies

Plebejus saepiolus insulanus

 

B.C.

Grey Whale

Eschrichtius robustus

 

Federal

Grizzly Bear

Ursus arctos

 

B.C.

hairy paintbrush Castilleja tenuis  

B.C.

Half-moon Hairstreak

Satyrium semiluna

 

B.C.

Half-moon Hairstreak

Satyrium semiluna

 

Federal

Haller’s apple moss

Bartramia halleriana

 

Federal

Harbour Porpoise

Phocoena phocoena

 

Federal

Horned Lark, strigata subspecies

Eremophila alpestris strigata

 

Federal

Hotwater Physa

Physella wrighti

 

Federal

Howell’s triteleia

Triteleleia howellii

 

Federal

Humpback Whale

Megaptera novaeangliae

 

Federal

Island Tiger Moth

Grammia complicata

 

B.C.

Kellogg’s rush

Juncus kelloggii

 

Federal

Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific northern resident population)

Orcinus orca pop.6

 

Federal

Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific offshore population)

Orcinus orca pop.2

 

Federal

Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific southern resident population)

Orcinus orca pop.5

 

Federal

Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific transient population)

Orcinus orca pop.3

 

Federal

Large Marble insulanus subspecies

Euchloe ausonides insulanus

 

Federal

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Dermochelys coriacea

 

Federal

Lemmon’s holly fern

Polystichum lemmonii

 

B.C.

Lemmon’s holly fern

Polystichum lemmonii

 

Federal

Lewis’s Woodpecker

Melanerpes lewis

 

Federal

Lindley’s false silverpuffs (microseris)

Uropappus lindleyi

Microseris lindleyi

Federal

Long-billed Curlew

Numenius americanus

 

Federal

Longspine Thornyhead

Sebastolobus Altivelis

 

Federal

Lyall’s mariposa lily

Calochortus lyallii

 

B.C.

Macoun’s meadow-foam

Limnanthes macounii

 

B.C.

Macoun’s meadow-foam

Limnanthes macounii

 

Federal

Magnum Mantleslug

Magnipelta mycophaga

 

B.C.

Marbled Murrelet

Brachyramphus marmoratus

 

B.C.

Marbled Murrelet

Brachyramphus marmoratus

 

Federal

margined streamside moss

Scouleria marginata 

 

B.C.

margined streamside moss

Scouleria marginata 

 

Federal

Mexican mosquito fern

Azolla mexicana

 

B.C.

Monarch

Danaus plexippus

 

Federal

Mormon Metalmark

Apodemia mormo

 

B.C.

Mormon Metalmark

Apodemia mormo

 

Federal 

Mountain Beaver

Aplodontia rufa

 

B.C.

Mountain Beaver

Aplodontia rufa

 

Federal

mountain crab-eye

Acroscyphus sphaerophoroides

 

B.C.

Mountain Goat

Oreamnos americanus

 

B.C.

mountain holly fern

Polystichum scopulinum

 

B.C.

Muhlenberg’s centaury

Zeltnera muehlenbergii

Centaurium muehlenbergii

Federal

Multi-species Action Plans for Parks Canada Agency administered lands in British Columbia

   

Federal

Multi-species at risk in Garry oak woodlands in Canada

   

Federal

Multi-species at risk in maritime meadows associated with Garry oak ecosystems in Canada

   

Federal

Multi-species at risk in vernal pools and other ephemeral wet areas associated with Garry oak ecosystems in Canada

   

Federal

Multi-species Princeton landscape

   

B.C.

Multi-species Princeton landscape

   

Federal

Nooksack Dace

Rhinicthys cataractae ssp.

 

Federal

North American Racer (syn. Western Yellow-bellied Racer)

Coluber constrictor

 

B.C.

North American Racer (syn. Western Yellow-bellied Racer)

Coluber constrictor

 

Federal

North Pacific Right Whale

Eubalaena jaonica

 

Federal

Northern Abalone

Haliotis kamtschatkana

 

Federal

Northern Goshawk, laingi subspecies

Accipiter gentilis laingi

 

B.C.

Northern Leopard Frog

Lithobates pipiens

 

B.C.

Northern Red-legged Frog

Rana aurora

 

B.C.

Northern Rubber Boa

Charina bottae

 

B.C.

Northern Rubber Boa

Charina bottae

 

Federal

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Aegolius acadicus brooksi

 

Federal

northwest waterfan

Peltigera gowardii

 

B.C.

nugget moss

Microbryum vlassovii

 

B.C.

nugget moss

Microbryum vlassovii

 

Federal

Nuttall’s Cottontail

Sylvilagus nuttallii

 

B.C.

Nuttall’s Cottontail

Sylvilagus nuttallii

 

Federal

Okanagan Robber Fly

Efferia okanagana

 

B.C.

oldgrowth specklebelly

Pseudocyphellaria rainierensis

 

B.C.

Olive Clubtail

Stylurus olivaceus   

 

B.C.

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Contopus cooperi

 

Federal

Olympia Oyster

Ostrea conchaphila

 

Federal

Oregon Forestsnail

Allogona townsendiana

 

B.C.

Oregon Forestsnail

Allogona townsendiana

 

Federal

Oregon Spotted Frog

Rana pretiosa

 

B.C.

Oregon Spotted Frog

Rana pretiosa

 

Federal

Pacific Water Shrew

Sorex bendirii

 

B.C.

Pacific Water Shrew

Sorex bendirii

 

Federal

Painted Turtle - Pacific Coast Population

Chrysemys picta pop. 1

 

B.C.

Painted Turtle – Intermountain – Rocky Mountain Population

Chrysemys picta pop. 2

 

B.C.

Pallid Bat

Antrozous pallidus

 

B.C.

Paxton Lake Limnetic and Benthic Stickleback species pairs

Gasterosteus sp. 4 Gasterosteus sp. 5

 

Federal

peacock vinyl

Leptogium polycarpum

 

B.C.

Peregrine Falcon, pealei subspecies

Falco peregrinus pealei

 

B.C.

phantom orchid

Cephalanthera austiniae

 

B.C.

phantom orchid

Cephalanthera austiniae

 

Federal

pink sand-verbena

Abronia umbellata breviflora

 

Federal

Pink-footed Shearwater

Puffinus creatopus

 

Federal

poor pocket moss

Fissidens pauperculus

 

B.C.

poor pocket moss

Fissidens pauperculus

 

Federal

Porsild’s bryum

Haplodontium macrocarpum

 

Federal

prairie lupine

Lupinus lepidus

 

Federal

Puget Oregonian

Cryptomastix devia

 

B.C.

Puget Oregonian

Cryptomastix devia

 

Federal

purple sanicle

Sanicula bipinnatifida

 

Federal

pygmy pocket moss

Fissidens exilis

 

Federal

Pygmy Slug

Kootenaia burkei

 

B.C.

rayless goldfields

Lasthernia glaberimma

 

Federal

Red-legged Frog

Rana aurora

 

Federal

rigid apple moss

Bartramia aprica

Bartramia stricta

B.C.

rigid apple moss

Bartramia aprica

Bartramia stricta

Federal

Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel

Gonidea angulata

 

Federal

Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog

Ascaphus montanus

 

B.C.

Roell’s brotherella

Brotherella roellii

 

B.C.

rosy owl-clover

Orthocarpus bracteosus

 

Federal

Rougheye Rockfish / Blackspotted Rockfish

Sebastes aleutianus, Sebastes melanostictus

 

Federal

rusty cord-moss

Entosthodon rubiginosus

 

B.C.

rusty cord-moss

Entosthodon rubiginosus

 

Federal

Sage Thrasher

Oreoscoptes montanus

 

Federal

Salish Sucker

Catostomus sp. cf. catostomus

 

Federal

Sand-verbena Moth

Copablepharon fuscum

 

B.C.

Sand-verbena Moth

Copablepharon fuscum

 

Federal

scarlet ammannia

Ammannia robusta

 

B.C.

scarlet ammannia

Ammannia robusta

 

Federal

Sea Otter

Enhydra lutris

 

Federal

Seaside bird’s-foot trefoil

Hosackia gracilis

Lotus formossimus

Federal

seaside bone lichen

Hypogymnia heterophylla

 

Federal

seaside centipede lichen

Heterodermia sitchensis

 

Federal

Sei Whale

Balaenoptera borealis

 

Federal

Sharp-tailed Snake

Contia tenuis

 

B.C.

Sharp-tailed Snake

Contia tenuis

 

Federal 

Sheathed Slug

Zacoleus idahoensis

 

B.C. 

short-rayed aster

Symphyotrichum frondosum 

Aster frondosus

B.C.

Short-tailed Albatross

Puffinus creatopus

 

Federal

showy phlox

Phlox speciosa spp. occidentalis

 

B.C.

silky beach pea

Lathyrus littoralis

 

B.C.

silver hair moss

Fabronia pusilla

 

B.C.

silver hair moss

Fabronia pusilla

 

Federal

slender collomia

Collomia tenella

 

B.C.

slender collomia

Collomia tenella

 

Federal

slender yoke-moss  Zygodon gracilis   

B.C. 

small-flowered Lipocarpha

Lipocarpha micrantha

 

B.C.

small-flowered tonella

Tonella tenella

 

Federal

smooth goosefoot

Chenopodium subglabrum

 

Federal

snake-root sanicle

Sanicula arctopoides

 

Federal

Sonora Skipper

Polites sonora

 

B.C.

Sonora Skipper

Polites sonora

 

Federal

southern maiden-hair

Adiantum capillus-veneris

 

B.C.

southern maiden-hair

Adiantum capillus-veneris

 

Federal

Spalding’s campion

Silene spaldingii

 

B.C.

Speckled Dace

Rhinicthys osculus

 

Federal

Spotted Bat

Euderma maculatum

 

B.C.

Spotted Bat

Euderma maculatum

 

Federal

Spotted Owl

Strix occidentalis

 

Federal

Steller Sea Lion

Eumetopias jubatus

 

Federal

stoloniferous pussytoes

Antennaria flagellaris

 

B.C.

stoloniferous pussytoes

Antennaria flagellaris

 

Federal

streambank lupine

Lupinus rivularis

 

B.C.

streambank lupine

Lupinus rivularis

 

Federal

tall bugbane

Actaea elata var. elata

Cimicifuga elata

B.C.

tall woolly-heads

Psilocarphus elatior

 

Federal

Threaded Vertigo

Nearctula sp. 1

 

B.C.

tiny tassel

Crossidium seriatum

 

B.C.

toothcup

Rotala ramosior

 

B.C.

toothcup

Rotala ramosior

 

Federal

Tope Shark (Soupfin Shark)

Galeorhinus galeus

 

Federal

Townsend’s Mole

Scapanus townsendii

 

B.C.

Townsend’s Mole

Scapanus townsendii

 

Federal

Tweedy’s lewisia

Lewisiopsis tweedyi

Lewisia tweedyi; Cistanthe tweedyi

B.C.

twisted oak moss

Syntrichia laevipila

 

B.C.

twisted oak moss

Syntrichia laevipila

 

Federal

Ute lady’s tresses Spiranthes diluvialis  

B.C.

Vananda Creek Limnetic and Benthic Stickleback species pairs

Gasterosteus sp. 16 Gasterosteus sp. 17

 

Federal

Vancouver Island beggarticks

Bidens amplissima

 

B.C.

Vancouver Island beggarticks

Bidens amplissima

 

Federal

Vancouver Island Marmot

Marmota vancouverensis

 

B.C.

Vancouver Island Marmot

Marmota vancouverensis

 

Federal 

Vesper Sparrow, affinis subspecies

Pooecetes gramineus affinis

 

Federal

Victoria’s owl-clover

Castilleja victoriae

 

B.C.

Vivid Dancer

Argia vivida 

 

B.C.

Wandering Salamander

Aneides vagrans

 

B.C.

Warty Jumping-slug

Hemphillia glandulosa

 

B.C.

Warty Jumping-slug

Hemphillia glandulosa

 

Federal

water-plantain buttercup

Ranunculus alismifolius var. alismifolius

 

Federal

Western Branded Skipper

Hesperia colorado oregonia

 

B.C.

Western Brook Lamprey (Morrison Creek population)

Lampetra richardsoni pop.1

 

Federal

Western Harvest Mouse

Reithrodontomys megalotis

 

B.C.

Western Harvest Mouse

Reithrodontomys megalotis

 

Federal

Western Pond Turtle

Actinemys marmorata

 

B.C.

Western Rattlesnake

Crotalus oreganus

 

B.C.

Western Screech-Owl, kennicottii subspecies

Megascops kennicottii kennicottii

 

B.C.

Western Screech-Owl, macfarlanei subspecies

Megascops kennicottii macfarlanei

 

B.C.

Western Skink

Plestiodon skiltonianus

 

B.C.

Western Skink

Plestiodon skiltonianus

 

Federal

Western Toad

Anaxyrus boreas

 

B.C.

Westslope Cutthroat Trout

Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi

 

B.C.

Westslope Cutthroat Trout

Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi

 

Federal

white meconella

Meconella oregana

 

Federal

White Sturgeon

Acipenser transmontanus

 

Federal

white-top aster

Seriocarpus rigidus

Aster curtus

Federal

White–headed Woodpecker

Picoides albolarvatus

 

Federal

Williamson’s Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus thyroideus

 

B.C.

Williamson’s Sapsucker

Sphyrapicus thyroideus

 

Federal

yellow montane violet

Viola praemorsa praemorsa

 

Federal

Yellow Rail

Coturnicops noveboracensis

 

Federal

Yellow-breasted Chat, auricollis subspecies

Icteria virens auricollis

 

Federal