The objective of this report is to provide recommendations for addressing knowledge gaps constraining conservation and management of British Columbia?s small mammal fauna. A total of 61 native species (16 soricimorphs, five lagomorphs, 40 rodents) and six exotic species with established populations in the province were analyzed for this report. Status, threats, and knowledge gaps were reviewed and summarized. Priority actions to address knowledge gaps in taxonomy and surveys and in conservation and management issues are provided, including habitat protection, habitat stewardship, species and habitat research, genetic research, developing best practices, taxonomic research, inventory, monitoring, and implementing recovery planning. The expectation is that this document will serve as a blueprint for developing collaboration among academia, government, stewardship groups, and others to address small mammal conservation and research priorities in British Columbia.
David Nagorsen. 2016. Small Mammal Management and Conservation in British Columbia: Assessment of Knowledge Gaps and Research Needs. Province of British Columbia - Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Wildlife Bulletin. B-127
Keywords: Vancouver Island Marmot
Pacific Water Shrew
Western Harvest Mouse1
Columbia Plateau Pocket Mouse
American Water Shrew
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