Species at Risk

Chilliwack is home to a diverse variety of plant, fish and wildlife species.  Some of these species are rare or at risk of becoming threatened, endangered or extinct.

 

The provincial and federal governments identify and assess species at risk, and create legislation for their protection.  For certain species, the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) makes it an offence to:

  • kill, harm, harass, capture or take an individual of a listed species that is extirpated, endangered or threatened;
  • possess, collect, buy, sell or trade an individual of a listed species that is extirpated, endangered or threatened, or its part or derivative; or
  • damage or destroy the residence of one or more individuals of a listed endangered or threatened species or of a listed extirpated species if a recovery strategy has recommended its reintroduction.

Species at Risk in Chilliwack

 

The following species at risk in Chilliwack are included in SARA Schedule 1. The Species at Risk Act establishes Schedule 1 as the official list of wildlife species at risk. (More information is available by clicking on the species):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barn Owl  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal Giant Salamander         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coast Tailed Frog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cultus Pygmy Sculpin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marbled Murrelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monarch Butterfly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mountain Beaver      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Forestsnail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific Water Shrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peregrine Falcon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phantom Orchid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red-Legged Frog

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rubber Boa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salish Sucker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spotted Owl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tall Bugbane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Toad

 

 

We recommend you check the SARA registry for latest revisions.

 

If you are interested in finding out more about species at risk in Chilliwack, and your responsibilities as a land owner or developer, visit these Species at Risk websites:  

 

http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca/

http://www.speciesatrisk.bc.ca/