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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Nooksack dace in Canada


Provisional, 6 and 2-month drafts of the report were prepared for cosewic by Mike Pearson (Pearson Ecological, 212-710 East 6th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 1L5). The Freshwater Fishes Species Specialist Subcommittee of COSEWIC carried out revision of 2-month interim and final drafts, including recommendations for status and applicability of criteria.

COSEWIC is greatly indebted to Dr. J.D. McPhail (UBC) who has provided observations, insights, and data on many occasions over the past decade, most recently regarding his ongoing studies of Nooksack dace phylogeny and genetics. Dr. Michael Healey (UBC) and members of the Non-Game Freshwater Fishes Recovery Team (BC), particularly Dr. Jordan Rosenfeld (BC Ministry of Environment) and Dr. Todd Hatfield (Solander Ecological Research) have contributed many valuable ideas and criticisms to that have influenced this report.

Authorities Contacted

Kevin Fort, Species at Risk Biologist, Pacific Wildlife Research Centre, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Delta, BC.

David Fraser, Endangered Species Specialist, Biodiversity Branch, BC Ministry of Environment, Victoria, BC.

Gloria Goulet, Coordinator Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge, COSEWIC Secretariat, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Ottawa ON.

Dr. J.D. McPhail, Professor Emeritus, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Dr. Jordan Rosenfeld, Co-Chair, Non-Game Freshwater Fishes Recovery Team (BC), Fisheries Research, BC Ministry of Environment, Vancouver, BC.

Katrina Stipec, Data Request Specialist, BC Conservation Data Centre, Victoria, BC.

Information Sources

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Personal Communications

J.D. McPhail, Professor Emeritus, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver B.C. 2006

Ron Ptolemy, Standards and Guidelines Specialist, Ecosystems Branch, BC Ministry of Environment, Victoria, BC. 2007