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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Porsild's Bryum (Mielichhoferia macrocarpa) in Canada

Existing Protection or Other Status

There is currently no legal protection for this species anywhere within its range. NatureServe Explorer (2003) ranks Mielichhoferia macrocarpa as G2 globally, and S1 in each of Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland (island), and Montana. The Montana Natural Heritage Program (2001) also notes no status for this species under U.S. governmental agencies. The majority of known populations are within Canada and Alaska (Figures 4 & figure5).