Streambank lupine (Lupinus rivularis) is a perennial herbaceous plant. It is a western North American endemic, found along the Pacific coast from southwestern British Columbia (B.C.) to northern California. There are 8 populations of Streambank lupine in B.C., known from 14 reported sites (subpopulations).
Streambank lupine was designated as Endangered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). It is listed as Endangered in Canada on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA). In B.C., streambank lupine is ranked S1 (critically imperiled) by the Conservation Data Centre and is on the provincial Red list. The B.C. Conservation Framework ranks streambank lupine as priority 1 under goals 1 (contribute to global efforts for species and ecosystem conservation) and 3 (maintain the diversity of native species and ecosystems). Recovery is considered to be biologically and technically feasible.
Since streambank lupine was assessed by COSEWIC in 2002 (COSEWIC 2002), the general trend for known streambank lupine populations has been one of decline, as many of the populations have decreased in plant numbers and areal extent. The overall province-wide Threat Impact for this species is Very High. The greatest threats are invasive non-native/alien species, and agricultural and forestry effluents.
The population and distribution goal for streambank lupine is to maintain the abundance of all known extant populations as well as any other extant populations that may be identified or established at a later date within the species species’ known and potential range. If feasible and where deemed necessary, augment existing populations in B.C. ...
Streambank Lupine Recovery Team. 2014. Recovery Plan for Streambank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis) in British Columbia. Province of BC Ministry of Environment. Recovery Plan
Topic: Recovery Planning
Scientific Name: Lupinus rivularis
English Name: Streambank Lupine
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