The Minister of the Environment's Response to Species at Risk Assessments submitted by COSEWIC on October 15, 2018

Table 1. Terrestrial species (13) assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada and eligible for addition to Schedule 1
Normal: May 13, 2019
Extended: October 14, 2019
Taxon COSEWIC status Species Scientific name Range Consultation path
Arthropods Endangered False-foxglove Sun Moth Pyrrhia aurantiago ON Normal
Molluscs Endangered Striped Whitelip Webbhelix multilineata ON Normal
Mosses Endangered Acuteleaf Small Limestone Moss Seligeria acutifolia BC Normal
Vascular Plants Endangered Downy Yellow False Foxglove Aureolaria virginica ON Normal
Vascular Plants Endangered Quebec Rockcress Boechera quebecensis QC Normal
Lichens Threatened Smoker's Lung Lichen Lobaria retigera BC Normal
Vascular Plants Threatened Fern-leaved Yellow False Foxglove Aureolaria pedicularia ON Normal
Vascular Plants Threatened Smooth Yellow False Foxglove Aureolaria flava ON Normal
Arthropods Special Concern Red-tailed Leafhopper (Great Lakes Plains population) Aflexia rubranura ON Normal
Arthropods Special Concern Red-tailed Leafhopper (Prairie population) Aflexia rubranura MB Normal
Reptiles Special Concern Eastern Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta picta QC NB NS Normal
Reptiles Special Concern Midland Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta marginata ON QC Normal
Vascular Plants Special Concern Yukon Wild Buckwheat Eriogonum flavum var. aquilinum YT Normal
Table 2. Terrestrial species (8) assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada and eligible for reclassification or delisting
Taxon Proposed change to Schedule 1 Status Species Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Amphibians From Threatened to Endangered Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Appalachian population)a Desmognathus ochrophaeus QC Normal
Birds From Threatened to Endangered Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus SK MB ON QC Normal
Mammals From Special Concern to Endangered Caribou (Dolphin and Union population)b Rangifer tarandus NT NU Extended
Mosses From Endangered to Threatened Spoon-leaved Moss Bryoandersonia illecebra ON Normal
Birds From Threatened to Special Concern Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PEI NS NL Extended
Birds From Threatened to Special Concern Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PEI NS NL Extended
Reptiles From Endangered to Special Concern Prairie Skink Plestiodon septentrionalis MB Normal
Birds From Special Concern to Not at Risk Peregrine Falcon anatum/tundrius Falco peregrinus anatum/tundrius YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS NL Extended

a Name change, currently listed on SARA Schedule 1 as Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Great Lakes – St. Lawrence population)

b Name change, currently listed on SARA Schedule 1 as Barren-ground Caribou (Dolphin and Union population)

Table 3. Terrestrial species (21) recently reassessed by COSEWIC (no consultations – species status confirmation)
Taxon COSEWIC Status Species Species name Range
Amphibians Endangered Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander (Carolinian population) Desmognathus ochrophaeus ON
Birds Endangered Coastal Vesper Sparrowc Pooecetes gramineus affinis BC
Birds Endangered Streaked Horned Larkd Eremophila alpestris strigata BC
Birds Endangered Williamson's Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus BC
Molluscs Endangered Banff Springs Snail Physella johnsoni AB
Reptiles Endangered Gray Ratsnake (Carolinian population) Pantherophis spiloides ON
Vascular Plants Endangered Tall Bugbane Actaea elata BC
Vascular Plants Endangered Tall Woolly-heads Psilocarphus elatior BC
Arthropods Threatened Verna's Flower Moth Schinia verna AB SK MB
Birds Threatened Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica SK MB ON QC NB NS
Birds Threatened Northern Saw-whet Owl brooksi subspecies Aegolius acadicus brooksi BC
Mosses Threatened Porsild's Bryum Haplodontium macrocarpum NU BC AB NL
Reptiles Threatened Gray Ratsnake (Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence population) Pantherophis spiloides ON
Birds Special Concern Peregrine Falcon pealei subspecies Falco peregrinus pealei BC
Vascular Plants Special Concern Athabasca Thrift Armeria maritima spp. interior SK
Vascular Plants Special Concern Blanket-leaved Willow Salix silicicola SK
Vascular Plants Special Concern Floccose Tansy Tanacetum huronense var. floccosum AB SK
Vascular Plants Special Concern Large-headed Woolly Yarrow Achillea millefolium var. megacephala SK
Vascular Plants Special Concern Mackenzie Hairgrass Deschampsia mackenzieana NT SK
Vascular Plants Special Concern Sand-dune Short-capsuled Willow Salix brachycarpa var. psammophila SK
Vascular Plants Special Concern Turnor's Willow Salix turnorii SK

c Name change, currently listed on SARA Schedule 1 as Vesper Sparrow affinis subspecies

d Name change, currently listed on SARA Schedule 1 as Horned Lark strigata subspecies

Table 4. Aquatic species (28) assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada with consultations to be conducted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (eligible for addition to Schedule 1)
Taxon COSEWIC Status Species Species name Range Consultation Path
Fishes (Anadromous) Endangered Sockeye Salmon (Bowron-ES) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Endangered Sockeye Salmon (Cultus-L) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Endangered Sockeye Salmon (Harrison (U/S)-L) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Endangered Sockeye Salmon (Quesnel-S) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Endangered Sockeye Salmon (Seton-L) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Endangered Sockeye Salmon (Takla-Trembleur-EStu) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Endangered Sockeye Salmon (Takla-Trembleur-Stuart-S) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Endangered Sockeye Salmon (Taseko-ES) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Mammals (Marine) Endangered Grey Whale (Pacific Coast Feeding Group) Eschrichtius robustus BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Mammals (Marine) Endangered Grey Whale (Western Pacific) Eschrichtius robustus

BC Pacific Ocean

Extended
Mammals (Marine) From Special Concern to Not at Risk Grey Whale (Northern Pacific Migratory population) Eschrichtius robustus YT NT BC Pacific Ocean Arctic Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Threatened Sockeye Salmon (North Barriere-ES) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Threatened Sockeye Salmon (Widgeon (River Type)) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Freshwater) Threatened European Whitefish (Dezadeash Lake small-bodied) Coregonus lavaretus YT Extended
Fishes (Freshwater) Threatened European Whitefish (Dezadeash Lake large-bodied) Coregonus lavaretus YT Extended
Fishes (Freshwater) Threatened European Whitefish (Little Teslin Lake small-bodied) Coregonus lavaretus YT Extended
Fishes (Freshwater) Threatened Lake Whitefish (Little Teslin Lake large-bodied) Coregonus clupeaformis YT Extended
Fishes (Freshwater) Threatened Lake Whitefish (Opeongo Lake small-bodied) Coregonus clupeaformis ON Extended
Fishes (Freshwater) Threatened Lake Whitefish (Opeongo Lake large-bodied) Coregonus clupeaformis ON Extended
Fishes (Freshwater) Threatened European Whitefish (Squanga Lake small-bodied) Coregonus lavaretus YT Extended
Fishes (Freshwater) Threatened Lake Whitefish (Squanga Lake large-bodied) Coregonus clupeaformis YT Extended
Fishes (Marine) Threatened Lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus NU MB ON QC NB PE NS NL Atlantic Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Special Concern Bering Cisco Cyclopterus lumpus YT Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Special Concern Sockeye Salmon (Francois-Fraser-S) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Special Concern Sockeye Salmon (Harrison (D/S)-L) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Special Concern Sockeye Salmon (Kamloops-ES) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Special Concern Sockeye Salmon (Lillooet-Harrison-L) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (Anadromous) Special Concern Sockeye Salmon (Nahatlatch-ES) Oncorhynchus nerka BC Pacific Ocean Extended
Table 5. Aquatic species (1) assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada and eligible for reclassification (no consultation)
Taxon Proposed change to Schedule 1 Status Species Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Fishes (Freshwater) From Threatened to Endangered Carmine Shiner Notropis percobromus MB Status change for which there will be no consultations
Table 6. Aquatic species (5) recently reassessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (species status confirmations)
Taxon Status Confirmations Species Species name Range
Fishes (Freshwater) Endangered Redside Dace Clinostomus elongatus ON
Fishes (Marine) Endangered Basking Shark (Pacific) Cetorhinus maximus BC Pacific Ocean
Mammals (Marine) Endangered Harbour Seal Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies Phoca vitulina mellonae QC
Fishes (Freshwater) Threatened Vancouver Lamprey Entosphenus macrostomus BC
Fishes (Freshwater) Threatened Western Silvery Minnow Hybognathus argyritis AB
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