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Organizations: Environmental Protection (1992-1999) Tags: species at risk

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December 1, 1999

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the plains spadefoot is currently on Alberta's 'blue list' of species that may be at risk of declining to non-viable population levels in the province. This nocturnal toad spends most of its time underground, only emerging to breed during fabourable conditions...


Views: 53
Last Modified

September 1, 1999

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the ferruginous hawk, which is one of three soaring hawks that breed in Alberta's grasslands. It is considered an endangered species in Alberta. This report is part of the Alberta Wildlife Status Report series, which provides comprehensive summaries of...


Views: 84
Last Modified

July 1, 1999

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the long-toed salamander, one of two salamander species found in Alberta. It is mostly found along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and is usually associated with low mountain passes or river valleys. A lack of long-term data makes assessing population...


Views: 109
Last Modified

June 1, 1999

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the red-tailed chipmunk, a small rodents that are found in the montane and subalpine regions of Waterton Lakes National Park and the West Castle Valley. There are two recognized subspecies of red-tailed chipmunks and southwestern Alberta is the northern range...


Views: 91
Last Modified

June 1, 1999

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the northern pygmy owl, a year-round resident in the mountains, foothills, and southwestern portions of the boreal forest in Alberta. A lack of population and distributional data has led the northern pygmy owl to be classified as Status Undetermined. This...


Views: 123
Last Modified

June 1, 1999

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the western blue blag, which is the only species of iris native to Alberta. Distributed primarily in the western United States, it penetrates Canada along the southeastern flanks of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. It is considered rare in Canada and is...


Views: 57
Last Modified

October 1, 1998

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the long-billed curlew, the largest shorebird, and the most southerly breeding curlew, in North America. Once abundant over most of the prairie regions of the United States and Canada, populations have declined throughout most of the its breeding range since...


Views: 223
Last Modified

October 1, 1998

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the plains hognose snake, a subspecies of the western hognose snake and listed as a species that may be at risk of decline in Alberta. Current understanding of the population levels of the plains hognose snake in Alberta is limited by the secretive nature of...


Views: 86
Last Modified

October 1, 1998

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the Columbia spotted frog. Spotted frogs are endemic to northwestern North America and are most common in mountainous and high-altitude areas. In Alberta, spotted frogs occur within the Rocky Mountain and Foothills regions, where they inhabit cool, relatively...


Views: 251
Last Modified

March 1, 1998

Description

This wildlife status report looks at the Canadian toad, one of three species of the genus Bufo found in Alberta (the other species being the western toad and the great plains toad). Once a common inhabitant of the northern interior plains, the population of this species in the province has...