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April COSEWIC Assessments
May 15, 2017: COSEWIC assessments for nine species in Saskatchewan have been released this past April.
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Species Previous Status Current Status
Ord's Kangaroo Rat Endangered Endangered
Burrowing Owl Endangered Endangered
Lake Sturgeon (Western Hudson Bay population) Endangered Endangered
Lake Sturgeon (SK Nelson River population) Not Applicable Endangered
Lark Bunting Not Applicable Threatened
Harris's Sparrow Not Applicable Special Concern
Rusty Blackbird Special Concern Special Concern
Bullsnake Data Deficient Special Concern
Rusty Cord-moss Endangered Special Concern
Deepwater Sculpin (Western Hudson Bay and Western Arctic populations) Not Applicable Not at Risk
See the COSEWIC website for full details.

The SKCDC species lists have been updated to reflect these changes; please clear your cache or refresh the page to download the latest versions. All COSEWIC listed species are tracked by the SKCDC, so make sure to send us your observations!


Be on the Lookout for Red Lily Beetles!
May 9, 2017: First of the year sighting of The Red Lily Beetle, Lilioceris lilii, happened at the end of last week in Emerald Park. Time to be on the lookout for this invasive species. Please see our reporting guidelines and email photographs & locations to invasives.imap@gov.sk.ca, or enter them directly into iMapInvasives. An informative article about The Red Lily Beetle can be found here.
New Invasive Species Outreach Material
May 5, 2017: A Government of Saskatchewan poster from the Don't Let Them Loose campaign has been added to our invasives page. Visit our invasives page for resources on iMapInvasives, Adult Invasive Mussel Monitoring, invasive species campaigns & outreach material, and more!
NatureServe Canada and Canadian Wildlife Service honored for Scientific and Technological Achievement
April 25, 2017: Following the assessment of the conservation statuses of almost 30,000 species across Canada for the 2015 Wild Species Report (to be released soon), NatureServe Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Service were awarded the Scientific and Technological Acheivement Award by NatureServe. The SKCDC was proud to be a part of this process. Details on the Saskatchewan species that have been reassessed as part of this project can be found here.
Plant Species by Ecoregion Lists Now Posted
April 7, 2017: Two excel spreadsheets have been added to our website: Tracked Vascular and Tracked Non-Vascular Species by Ecoregion. These lists are generated using the SKCDC tracked species occurrence records. Over time, we hope to incorporate more datasets to increase the information available, and also post similar lists for animals. The lists can be downloaded from our Species Lists page under the vascular and non-vascular plant sections.
Keys to Identification of Alberta Vascular Plants
April 7, 2017: This unique resource provides written keys as well as supporting illustrated material to guide users through the identification process. While it will contain some species not found in Saskatchewan and will be missing some species found in Saskatchewan, it will nevertheless be an excellent supplementary resource. The keys can be found on the Alberta Native Plant Council webpage.
Changes to Plant S-Ranks
April 4, 2017: At the spring meeting of the Botanical Assessment Working Group (BAWG), reassessments were completed for the ranks of four species: Apocynum cannabinum var. hypericifolium, Castilleja sessiliflora, Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum and Potentilla lasiondonta. A summary of the changes made to these species can be found here.
Species Lists Updated to Reflect Amendments to Schedule 1 of SARA
March 7, 2017: Horned Grebe, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, and Baird's Sparrow are Saskatchewan species that have been added as Special Concern under the Species At Risk Act (SARA). Tiny Cryptantha (Cryptantha minima) has been reclassified as Threatened, and Buffalograss (Bouteloua dactyloides) and Hairy Prairie-clover (Dalea villosa var. villosa) as Special Concern. See the SARA Registry for details.
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