Management Plans

Management Plan for Coastal Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta) in Canada

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada designated Coastal Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta) as Special Concern in 2001. It is listed as Special Concern on the federal Species at Risk Act.

The coastal wood fern is an evergreen fern that occurs from southern British Columbia south to California. In Canada, the species occurs on southeastern Vancouver Island and several adjacent northern Gulf Islands. It grows under open forest canopies of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), Garry oak (Quercus garryana), and/or arbutus (Arbutus menziesii), and on rocky coastal bluffs and outcrops. Most populations occur on steep slopes, with moderate to very dry, rapidly drained soils. The total population size is estimated at more than 7500 plants covering an area of occupancy of 1.9 ha. There are records of 13 populations.

Consultation period: 2011-05-13 to 2011-07-12


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