Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Barrens Willow (Salix jejuna Fernald) in Canada

The Barrens Willow (Salix jejuna Fernald) is endemic to the limestone barrens of the Strait of Belle Isle on the northwestern part of the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. It is threatened by habitat loss and degradation, from land use activities. It was assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 2001 as an endangered species, and listed as such under the Newfoundland and Labrador Endangered Species Act and the federal Species at Risk Act in 2002 and 2003, respectively. The recovery goal for this species is to secure the long term persistence of the natural population throughout its range. Achievement of this goal is primarily dependent upon the removal or mitigation of anthropogenic threats.

Consultation period: 2006-07-27 to 2006-09-25

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Andrew Boyne
Species at Risk Biologist
Canadian Wildlife Service - Atlantic Region, Environment Canada
45 Alderney Drive, 16th Floor
Dartmouth, NS
B2Y 2N6
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