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)
- Rana aurora
red-legged frog (blue-listed)
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)
- Hirundo rustica
barn swallow (blue-listed)
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)
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