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Abstract: Townsend’s Mole is one of Canada’s rarest small mammals. The only place it occurs in Canada is in British Columbia, where its very restricted range falls within the most heavily populated region of the province – the Lower Mainland. Townsend’s Moles live in a small area along the international border near Huntingdon in the lower Fraser Valley and have likely always been uncommon. Urban development and intensive agriculture have reduced, fragmented and altered their habitat, and jeopardize their long term persistence. Agriculture threatens the survival of Townsend’s Mole in several ways. In the 1860s, the mole’s natural habitat was dyked, drained and cleared to create farm land. The manured pastures and hayfields of dairy farms can provide ideal mole habitat, but increasingly popular cash crops, such as raspberries and vegetables, generally provide poor habitat. The average size of farms in the Abbotsford/Huntingdon area is only 25 hectares, which results in fragmentation of favourable habitat and isolation of breeding populations. New threats are emerging as prime agricultural land is routinely converted to urban uses. The human population of the lower Fraser Valley is growing rapidly and industrial activities have increased significantly. The service industry now exceeds agriculture as the dominant employer in this region, ensuring more habitat will be lost to commercial interests in the future.
 
Sheehan, Timothy. 1999. Townsend's Mole. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Species At Risk brochure
 
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: species at risk, sara, townsend's mole, scapanus townsendii
ISSN:  Scientific Name: Scapanus townsendii
ISBN: 0-7726-7669-0 English Name: Townsend's Mole
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