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Publication Type: Policy Tags: species at risk

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May 2, 2017

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The Sprague's pipit is a small, ground-nesting songbird which, in Alberta, is found almost exclusively on native prairie. The bird is designated a Species of Special Concern in Alberta due to its large historic population decline and potential for continuing habitat alteration. This plan provides...


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May 2, 2017

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The long-billed curlew is the largest member of the sandpiper family and is distinguishable by its long downward curved bill and large size. It has been designated a Species of Special Concern in Alberta and Canada due to the contraction of its range and small, possibly declining, population....


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May 1, 2016

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The hare-footed locoweed is a tufted, low-growing perennial herbaceous plant growing from a stout taproot crowned by leaves with silvery hairs. It has attractive pink, pea-like flowers. It has been a designated Species of Special Concern in Alberta because it has a small distribution and there is...


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February 1, 2016

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The barred owl has been designated a Species of Special Concern in Alberta because it requires large tracts of old mixedwood forests and is subject to increased predation risk as these forests become more fragmented in Alberta. This plan provides background information on the species and outlines...


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January 1, 2016

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The long-toed salamander has been designated a Species of Special Concern in Alberta because it has a limited breeding range, populations are isolated and discontinuously distributed, it appears to be vulnerable to various types of habitat disturbance, and some populations may be declining. This...


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January 1, 2016

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The prairie rattlesnake has been designated a Species of Special Concern in Alberta because the population is likely to continue to decline if current activities and trends persist, and the population size and area of occupancy are small. This plan provides background information on the species...


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December 1, 2015

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In Alberta, the Great Plains toad is restricted to the southeastern corner of the province within the Grassland Natural Region. The toad has been designated a Species of Special Concern in Alberta because it has a very narrow range, it is found in a limited number of disconnected locations, there...


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September 1, 2014

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The Athabasca rainbow trout, a small salmonid native to small streams and rivers of the upper Athabasca watershed, is listed as Threatened in Alberta. The goal of this recovery plan is to increase the number of Athabasca rainbow trout populations in low risk categories by a minimum of 10 per cent...


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September 1, 2014

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Limber pine, a slow-growing, long-lived species of pine which grows in the Montane and lower Supalpine natural subregions of western Alberta, is listed as Endangered in Alberta. The goal of this recovery plan is to conserve existing populations and habitat while restoring populations across the...


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March 1, 2014

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In Alberta, the black-throated green warbler has been designated a Species of Special Concern, and the bay-breasted warbler and Cape May warbler have been recommended for Species of Special Concern status due to perceived population declines and projected future habitat loss. All three species...