Ecological Inventory

Sensitive Ecosystems Species and Ecological Community Inventory

Inventory of BC provincially designated rare species and ecological communities observed in the Sensitive Ecosystems on lands targeted for acquisition by the Forest Trust for the Children of Cortes Island Society.

Riparian & Wetland

  • Tsuga heterophylla/Thuja plicata/Blechnum spicant
    coastal western hemlock/ western redcedar/deer fern (red-listed)
  • Thuja plicata/ Polystichum munitum
    western redcedar/swordfern (blue-listed)
  • Thuja plicata/ Carex obnupta
    western redcedar/ slough sedge (blue-listed)
  • Thuja plicata/ Tiarella trifoliate
    western redcedar/three-leaved foam flower (red-listed)
  • Thuja plicata/Picea sitchensis/Lysichiton americanum
    western redcedar/Sitka spruce/skunk cabbage (blue-listed)
  • Patagioenas fasciata
    band-tailed pigeon (blue-listed)
    Copyright Glenn Bartley
  • Rana aurora
    red-legged frog (blue-listed)
    red legged frog
  • Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii   
    cutthroat trout (blue-listed)
    Cutthroat Trout2
  • Pachydiplax longipennis     
    blue dasher (blue-listed)
    blue dasher


Herbaceous & Woodland

  • Arbutus menziesii/Arctostaphylos Columbiana
    arbutus/ hairy Manzanita (red-listed)
  • Pinus contorta var. contorta/ Juniperus communis/ Arctostaphylos Columbiana
    shore pine/ common juniper/ hairy Manzanita (red-listed)
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii/ Pinus contorta/ Cladina spp.
    Douglas-fir/ lodgepole pine/ reindeer mosses (red-listed)
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii/ Pinus contorta/ Racomitrium spp.
    Douglas-fir/ lodgepole pine/ grey rock-moss (red-listed)
  • Chordeiles minor
    common nighthawk (yellow-listed)
    common nighthawk
  • Hirundo rustica
    barn swallow (blue-listed)
    Barn Swallows2
  • Contopus cooperi
    olive-sided flycatcher (blue-listed)
    Copyright Glenn Bartley
  • Dendragapus fuliginosus
    sooty (blue) grouse (blue-listed)
    Sooty Grouse2


Old-Growth & Mature Forests

  • Pseudotsuga menziesii/ Tsuga heterophylla/ Gaultheria shallon
    Douglas-fir/ coastal western hemlock/ salal (blue-listed)
  • Tsuga heterophylla/ Pseudotsuga menziesii/ Euryhnchium oreganum
    coastal western hemlock/ Douglas-fir/ Oregon-beaked moss (red-listed)
  • Monadenia fidelis     
    Pacific sideband (blue-listed)
    Pacific sideband
  • Ardea herodias fannini    
    great blue heron (blue-listed)
    great blue heron
  • Glaucidium gnoma swarthi  
    northern pygmy owl
    northern pygmy owl

B.C. provincial designation:

Red-listed – list of ecological communities and indigenous species and subspecies that are extirpated, endangered or threatened in B.C.
Blue-listed – list of ecological communities and indigenous species and subspecies of special concern (formerly vulnerable) in B.C.
Yellow-listed – noted when BC listing absent in presence of COSEWIC listing

Work in progress through October 2014/ slm/ Cortes Land Conservancy


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