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Recovery Strategy for Cultus Pygmy Sculpin (Proposed)
- Executive Summary, Species Information and Foreword
- 1. Description of the Species
- 2. Description of Needs of the Species
- 3. Threats
- 4. Habitat Trends
- 5. Habitat Protection
- 6. Critical Habitat
- 7. Recovery Goal
- 8. Recovery Objectives
- 9. Approaches to Meeting Recovery Objectives
- 10. Anticipated Conflicts or Challenges
- 11. Recovery Feasibility
- 12. Recommended Approach / Scale for Recovery
- 13. Knowledge Gaps
- 14. Actions Already Completed and/or Underway
- 15. Statement of when Action Plans Will be Completed
- 16. References Cited
- Appendix I
12. Recommended Approach / Scale for Recovery
This recovery strategy recommends the use of a single species approach (rather than an ecosystem approach) because it addresses a single taxonomic unit. However, recovery efforts for Cultus pygmy sculpin should be coordinated with those for Cultus sockeye, a salmonid stock designated as endangered by COSEWIC (COSEWIC 2003). Juvenile sockeye are planktivores and occupy the same habitat as Cultus pygmy sculpin, so protection of limnetic habitats is likely to benefit both species.
Every effort should be made to provide input to management planning initiatives, actions, or policies, particularly land use planning for the local parks. Development must be approached such that cumulative impacts do not lead to significant changes in the ecology of Cultus Lake, which requires planning at the watershed scale and compliance with existing regulations and best management practices. It will be necessary to identify specific sites for protection or special management within the watershed.
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