COSEWIC status reports in preparation

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 group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions 1
Arthropods American Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks Canada, QC
Arthropods Red-tailed Leafhopper Aflexia rubranura Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, MB, ON, Parks Canada
Arthropods Verna's Flower Moth Schinia verna Threatened May 2005 Revision to final report AB, CWS, MB, SK
Birds Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor Threatened April 2007 Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, Parks Canada, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
Birds Northern Saw-Whet Owl brooksi subspecies Aegolius acadicus brooksi Threatened April 2006 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Birds Peregrine Falcon anatum subspecies Falco peregrinus anatum Non-active April 2007 Initial report in preparation AB, BC, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, QC, SK, SRRB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, YFWMB, YT
Birds Peregrine Falcon anatum/tundrius Falco peregrinus anatum/tundrius Special Concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks Canada, QC, SK, SRRB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
Birds Williamson's Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus Endangered May 2005 Revision to initial report BC, CWS
Fishes (freshwater) Bering Cisco Coregonus laurettae Special Concern November 2004 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, Parks Canada, YFWMB, YT
Fishes (freshwater) Redside Dace Clinostomus elongatus Endangered April 2007 Revision to final report DFO, ON
Fishes (freshwater) Vancouver Lamprey Entosphenus macrostomus Threatened November 2008 Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Fishes (freshwater) Western Silvery Minnow Hybognathus argyritis Endangered April 2008 Revision to final report AB, CWS, DFO, Parks
Fishes (marine) Sockeye Salmon  (Fraser River Drainage Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks Canada, Pacific Ocean, YT
Lichens Pale-bellied Frost Lichen Physconia subpallida Not applicable Revision to final report * ON
Mammals (marine) Grey Whale  (Eastern North Pacific population Eschrischtius robustus Special Concern May 2004 Revision to final report ATK-SC, BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, FJMC, NJFMC, NT, NWC, NWMB, Parks Canada, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, YFWMB, YT
Mammals (terrestrial) Caribou  (Dolphin and Union population Rangifer tarandus Special Concern May 2004 Revision to final report CMN, CWS, FJMC, NT, NU, NWMB, Parks Canada, SRRB, WMAC-NWT, WRRB
Mosses Acuteleaf Small Limestone Moss Seligeria acutifolia Not applicable Revision to final report BC
Mosses Porsild's Bryum Haplodontium macrocarpum Threatened November 2003 Revision to final report AB, BC, NL, NU, NWMB
Mosses Spoon-leaved Moss Bryoandersonia illecebra Endangered May 2003 Revision to final report ON
Reptiles Gray Ratsnake  (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population Pantherophis spiloides Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Reptiles Gray Ratsnake  (Carolinian population Pantherophis spiloides Endangered April 2007 Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks
Vascular Plants Quebec Rockcress Boechera quebecensis Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular Plants Tall Bugbane Actaea elata Endangered May 2001 Revision to initial report BC
Vascular Plants Tall Woolly-heads  (Pacific population Psilocarphus elatior Endangered May 2001 Revision to initial report BC
Vascular Plants Yukon Wild Buckwheat Eriogonum flavum aquilinum Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, Parks Canada, YT
April 2018 (39) wildlife species
Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Amphibians Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander  (Carolinian population Desmognathus ochrophaeus Endangered April 2007 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Amphibians Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander  (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population Desmognathus ochrophaeus Non-active April 2007 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, Parks Canada, QC
Arthropods False-Foxglove Sun Moth Pyrrhia aurantiago Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks
Birds Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica Threatened April 2007 Initial report in preparation CWS, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, Parks Canada, PE, QC, SK
Birds Horned Lark strigata subspecies Eremophila alpestris strigata Endangered November 2003 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Birds Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Threatened November 2007 Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, Parks Canada, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
Birds Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Threatened April 2007 Initial report in preparation CWS, MB, ON, Parks Canada, QC, SK
Birds Vesper Sparrow affinis subspecies Pooecetes gramineus affinis Endangered April 2006 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Fishes (freshwater) Carmine Shiner Notropis percobromus Threatened April 2006 Revision to final report DFO, MB
Fishes (freshwater) Cisco Complexes Coregonus spp. Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, MB, NT, NU, ON, QC, SK
Fishes (freshwater) Lake Whitefish  (Squanga Lake Benthic populations Coregonus clupeaformis Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, DFO, Parks Canada, YT
Fishes (marine) Basking Shark  (Pacific population Cetorhinus maximus Endangered April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NU, Parks Canada, Pacific Ocean, PE
Fishes (marine) Bluntnose Sixgill Shark Hexanchus griseus Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, DFO
Fishes (marine) Tope Galeorhinus galeus Not applicable Revision to initial report * BC, DFO
Fishes (marine) White Shark  (Atlantic population Carcharodon carcharias Endangered April 2006 Initial report in preparation BC, DFO, NB, NJFMC, NL, NS, PE, QC
Lichens Smoker's Lung Lichen Lobaria retigera Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CWS, Parks
Mammals (marine) Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies Phoca vitulina mellonae Endangered November 2007 Initial report in preparation * DFO, HFTCC, QC
Mammals (marine) Sea Otter Enhydra lutris Special Concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation * BC, DFO, NJFMC
Mammals (terrestrial) Polar Bear Ursus maritimus Special Concern April 2008 Initial report in preparation Arctic Ocean, CWS, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NL, NT, NU, NWMB, NYRRC, ON, Parks Canada, QC, SRRB, TRRC, TWPCB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
Molluscs Fawnsfoot Truncilla donaciformis Endangered April 2008 Initial report in preparation * CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Molluscs Hotwater Physa Physella wrighti Endangered April 2008 Initial report in preparation * BC, DFO
Molluscs Striped Whitelip Webbhelix multilineata Not applicable Revision to initial report ON
Reptiles Eastern Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta picta Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, NB, NS, Parks
Reptiles Greater Short-horned Lizard Phrynosoma hernandesi Endangered April 2007 Revision to initial report AB, CWS, Parks Canada, SK
Reptiles Midland Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta marginata Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular Plants Athabasca Thrift Armeria maritima interior Special Concern May 2002 Initial report in preparation SK
Vascular Plants Black Ash Fraxinus nigra Not applicable Initial report in preparation MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC
Vascular Plants Downy Yellow False Foxglove Aureolaria virginica Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Vascular Plants Felt-leaf Willow Salix silicicola Special Concern May 2000 Initial report in preparation NU, NWMB, SK
Vascular Plants Fern-leaved Yellow False Foxglove Aureolaria pedicularia Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Vascular Plants Floccose Tansy Tanacetum huronense floccosum Not applicable Initial report in preparation ATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks Canada, SK
Vascular Plants Goldenseal Hydrastis canadensis Threatened May 2000 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Vascular Plants Large-headed Woolly Yarrow Achalarus millefolium megacephala Not applicable Initial report in preparation ATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks Canada, SK
Vascular Plants Mackenzie Hairgrass Deschampsia mackenzieana Special Concern November 2001 Initial report in preparation SK
Vascular Plants Sand-dune Short-capsuled Willow Salix brachycarpa psammophila Not applicable Initial report in preparation ATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks Canada, SK
Vascular Plants Smooth Yellow False Foxglove Aureolaria flava Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Vascular Plants Turnor's Willow Salix turnorii Not applicable Initial report in preparation ATK-SC, CMN, CWS, Parks Canada, SK
Vascular Plants Ute Ladies'-tresses Spiranthes diluvialis Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Vascular Plants Yukon Draba Draba yukonensis Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, Parks Canada, YFWMB, YT
November 2018 (19) wildlife species
Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Amphibians Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus Not at Risk May 2000 Initial report in preparation HFTCC, MB, ON, QC
Arthropods Cobblestone Tiger Beetle Cicindela marginipennis Endangered November 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, NS, Parks
Arthropods Pale Yellow Dune Moth Copablepharon grandis Special Concern November 2007 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, MB, Parks Canada, SK
Arthropods Pygmy Snaketail Ophiogomphus howei Special Concern November 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, NB, NL, NS, ON, ON, Parks Canada, PE, QC
Arthropods Rapids Clubtail Gomphus quadricolor Endangered April 2008 Initial report in preparation ON
Arthropods Scoliid Wasp Campsomeris pilipes Not applicable Revision to final report BC
Fishes (freshwater) Lake Chub  (Northern British Columbia Hotsprings populations Couesius plumbeus Data Deficient November 2004 Initial report in preparation BC, DFO
Fishes (freshwater) Nooksack Dace Rhinichthys cataractae Endangered April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, DFO
Fishes (freshwater) Rainbow Smelt  (Lake Utopia large-bodied population Osmerus mordax Threatened November 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, NB
Fishes (freshwater) Rainbow Smelt  (Lake Utopia small-bodied population Osmerus mordax Threatened November 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, NB
Fishes (marine) Roughhead Grenadier Macrourus berglax Special Concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation DFO, NL, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks Canada, PE
Lichens Cryptic Paw Lichen Nephroma occultum Special Concern April 2006 Initial report in preparation * BC, CWS, Parks
Lichens White-rimmed Shingle Lichen Fuscopannaria leucosticta Not applicable Initial report in preparation NB, NS, ON, QC
Mammals (marine) Ringed Seal Pusa hispida hispida Not applicable Revision to initial report Arctic Ocean, MB, NL, NT, NU, ON, QC, YT
Mosses   Seligeria careyana Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Mosses   Zygodon gracilis Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Mosses Drooping-leaved Beard-moss Paraleptodontium recurvifolium Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Reptiles Plains Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon nasicus Not applicable Revision to initial report AB, CWS, MB, Parks Canada, SK
Reptiles Wood Turtle Glyptemys insculpta Threatened November 2007 Revision to initial report CWS, NB, NS, ON, Parks Canada, QC
April 2019 (19) wildlife species
Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Birds Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT
Birds Red Knot islandica subspecies Calidris canutus islandica canutus islandica islandica Special Concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation not available
Birds Red Knot roselaari type Calidris canutus roselaari type canutus roselaari type roselaari type Threatened April 2007 Initial report in preparation not available
Birds Red Knot rufa subspecies Calidris canutus rufa Endangered April 2007 Initial report in preparation AB, 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 population Balaenoptera physalus Special Concern May 2005 Initial report in preparation DFO, NB, NL, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks Canada, PE, QC
Mammals (marine) Fin Whale  (Pacific population Balaenoptera physalus Threatened May 2005 Initial report in preparation BC, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Mammals (marine) Sei Whale  (Atlantic population Balaenoptera borealis Data Deficient May 2003 Initial report in preparation DFO, NL, NS
Mammals (marine) Sowerby's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon bidens Special Concern November 2006 Initial report in preparation DFO, NB, NL, NS
Mammals (terrestrial) Swift Fox Vulpes velox Threatened November 2009 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, Parks Canada, SK
Mammals (terrestrial) Western Harvest Mouse dychei subspecies Reithrodontomys megalotis dychei Endangered April 2007 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS
Mammals (terrestrial) Western Harvest Mouse megalotis subspecies Reithrodontomys megalotis megalotis Special Concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS
Molluscs Carolina Mantleslug Philomycus carolinianus Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Molluscs Shagreen Inflectarius inflectus Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Molluscs Toothed Globe Mesodon zaletus Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Vascular Plants Dwarf Hesperochiron Hesperochiron pumilus Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Vascular Plants Hairy Owl's-clover Castilleja tenuis Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Vascular Plants Hairy Valerian Valeriana edulis ciliata Not applicable Initial report in preparation ON
Vascular Plants Midget Quillwort Isoetes minima Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Vascular Plants Puvirnituq Draba Draba puvirnituqii Not applicable Initial report in preparation QC
November 2019 (1) wildlife species
Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Birds Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea Threatened April 2007 Initial report in preparation MB, NU, NWMB
Date Not Determined (6) wildlife species
Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Vascular Plants Blind Gentian Gentiana clausa Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular Plants Dense Draba Draba pycnosperma Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, NL, NS, Parks Canada, QC
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 CWS, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular Plants Sand pygmy weed Crassula connata connata Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC
Vascular Plants Small-flowered Godetia Clarkia purpurea quadrivulnera Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, Parks
Report Production Stopped (10) wildlife species 2
Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions
Arthropods Speckled Giant Lacewing Polystoechotes punctata Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, ON, QC, SK
Birds Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Threatened April 2006 Revision to final report CWS, MB, ON, Parks Canada, QC, SK
Birds Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, 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 Kiyi Coregonus kiyi kiyi Special Concern May 2005 Initial report in preparation DFO, ON
Fishes (marine) Longspine Thornyhead Sebastolobus altivelis Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, DFO
Mammals (terrestrial) American Marten  (Newfoundland population Martes americana atrata Threatened April 2007 Revision to initial report CWS, NL, Parks
Vascular Plants Broad Beech Fern Phegopteris hexagonoptera Special Concern April 1983 Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular Plants Gaspé Bay Saxifrage Micranthes gaspensis Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, Parks Canada, QC
Vascular Plants Green Dragon Arisaema dracontium Special Concern April 1984 Revision to initial report CWS, ON, QC
Vascular Plants Shumard Oak Quercus shumardii Special Concern April 1999 Revision to final report CWS, ON
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