Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Coast Microseris (Microseris bigelovii) in Canada

The Canadian population of Coast Microseris (Microseris bigelovii) was assessed as Endangered in 2006 by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and in 2007 the Canadian population was listed as Endangered under Canada’s Species at Risk Act (SARA).

Coast Microseris is a small, stemless annual herb measuring 4 to 35 cm in height and bearing a single yellow flower head. It ranges from British Columbia south along the coast to California, but the Canadian population is widely disjunct from the nearest population in Oregon. The Canadian population of Coast Microseris comprises <1% of its global range. In Canada, Coast Microseris is known from 10 to 12 reliable records, of which at least three have been extirpated. The seven known extant populations occur along the southeast coast of Vancouver Island.

Consultation period: 2012-12-20 to 2013-02-18

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Lead Recovery Planner
Parks Canada Agency
PCA SARA West and North
Western and Northern Service Centre
603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd.
Victoria, BC
V9C 2W8
Tel: 250-478-5153
Fax: 250-478-8415
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