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May 23, 2017

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This wildlife status report looks at the Arctic grayling, a cold-water species of fish found in boreal and foothills streams in the Athabasca, Peace and Hay river drainages. The Arctic grayling is currently considered a Species of Special Concern in Alberta. This report is part of the Alberta...


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January 1, 2017

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This wildlife status report looks at the wood bison, the largest terrestrial mammal in North America. This report summarizes the history and ecology of the wood bison, causes for its decline, current pressures, recovery and conservation efforts, and its current status in Alberta. It is part of...


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March 30, 2016

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This wildlife status report looks at the woodland caribou. The woodland subspecies of the caribou is distributed across the forested and mountainous regions of Canada, including northern and west-central Alberta. The woodland caribou is included on the list of species that may be at risk in...


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May 13, 2015

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This wildlife status report looks at the pygmy whitefish, a small, slim whitefish in Alberta that has been collected in specific habitats from only two locations in the province: Upper Waterton Lake and a restricted portion of the upper Athabasca River. Recent surveys indicate that it appears to...


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January 1, 2015

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This wildlife status report looks at the chestnut-collared longspur, a small ground-nesting passerine that is native to the shortgrass and mixed grass prairies throughout the United States and Canada, including the Grassland Natural Region of Alberta. The species is fairly common in Alberta, but...


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July 1, 2014

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This wildlife status report looks at brassy minnow, which is found in is three disjunct subpopulations in Alberta: The Milk River drainage in southeastern Alberta; Musreau Lake in the Peace River basin in northwestern Alberta; and in the Athabasca River near Ft. McMurray in northeastern Alberta....


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May 1, 2014

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This wildlife status report looks at the Canada warbler, a medium-sized migrant songbird whose northern and western breeding limits include the northern part of Alberta in the Boreal Forest and Foothills natural regions. The Canada warbler is designated as Sensitive in Alberta due its low numbers...


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August 1, 2013

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This wildlife status report looks at the trumpeter swan. Once common throughout North America, by the early 20th century a combination of habitat destruction and hunting nearly extirpated this species from Canada and the lower 48 states. Trumpeter swan populations increased in the second half of...


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May 1, 2013

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This wildlife status report looks at the western grebe, a North American waterbird that winters on the Pacific coast and migrates inland to breed at the shallow margins of medium to large lakes and wetlands. The species is local and uncommon in Alberta and is ranked as Sensitive, and in 2007 was...


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December 1, 2012

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This wildlife status report looks at the prairie rattlesnake, one of three extant species of rattlesnake found in Alberta. It reaches the northern limit of its range in Alberta and is primarily distributed along major river drainages in the southeastern portion of the province. There appears to...