This recovery strategy has been developed to provide guidance for the recovery of Canadian populations of Macoun?s meadow-foam (Limnanthes macounii), a vascular plant at risk. Macoun?s meadow-foam is an annual species with small, whitish flowers.
Globally, Macoun?s meadow-foam occurs only in North America. In Canada, it is only found along a narrow coastal area in British Columbia and is therefore a British Columbia endemic. This species is only found in British Columbia on southern Vancouver Island and a few adjacent Gulf Islands. Twenty-eight extant populations are known. Habitats for this species are wet depressions, vernal pools, and seepage sites in lowland areas. It was designated as Threatened by COSEWIC in 2004 and listed as such under Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act in Canada. In British Columbia, the Macoun?s meadow-foam is ranked S2 (imperiled) by the Conservation Data Centre and is on the provincial Red list. The B.C. Conservation Framework ranks the Macoun?s meadow-foam as a priority 1 under goal 1 (contribute to global efforts for species and ecosystem conservation).
Threats to Macoun?s meadow-foam include: residential and commercial development; recreation activities; fire suppression; invasive alien plants; and climate change.
The population and distribution goal for Macoun?s meadow-foam is to maintain the extant populations in British Columbia.
Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team Plants at Risk Recovery Implementation Group. 2011. Recovery Strategy for Macoun's meadow-foam (Limnanthes macounii) in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment. Recovery Plan
Topic: Recovery Planning
Keywords: species, recovery strategy, SARA, species at risk, plants, recovery planning, bc, cosewic, conservation data centre
Scientific Name: Limnanthes macounii
English Name: Macoun's Meadow-foam
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