for Sorex bendirii (Pacific Water Shrew)

Reports from BC Conservation Data Centre

BC Species Summary


BC Conservation Status Report

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Mapped Known Locations

Reports from Other Databases

E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia


Environment Canada's Species at Risk Website


Global Comprehensive Report (NatureServe Explorer)

Species at Risk Brochure

Blood, D.A. 1995. Pacific Water Shrew. B.C. Minist. Environ., Lands and Parks, Wildl. Branch. 6 pp.

Status Report

COSEWIC. 2006l. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Pacific water Shrew Sorex bendirii in Canada. COSEWIC Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada Ottawa. 28 pp.


Galindo-Leal, C., and J.B. Runciman. 1994. Status report on the Pacific Water Shrew, Sorex bendirii, in Canada. Unpubl. rep. submitted to Comm. on the Status of Endangered Wildl. in Can., Ottawa. 27pp.

Identified Wildlife Species Account

British Columbia Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection. 2004. Accounts and Measures for Managing Identified Wildlife. Version 2004. Biodiversity Branch, Identified Wildlife Management Strategy, Victoria, B.C.

Recovery and Management Plans

B.C. Ministry of Environment. Recovery Planning in BC. B.C. Minist. Environ. Victoria, BC.


Environment Canada. 2014j. Recovery Strategy for the Pacific Water Shrew (Sorex bendirii) in Canada. Species at Risk Act Recovery Strategy Series. Environment Canada, Ottawa. 35 pp. + Appendix.


Pacific Water Shrew Recovery Team. 2009. Recovery strategy for the Pacific Water Shrew (Sorex bendirii) in British Columbia. Prepared for the B.C. Ministry of Environment, Victoria, BC. 25pp. + append.

Best Management Practices

Craig, V.J, R.G. Vennesland and K.E. Welstead. 2010. Best Management Practices for Pacific Water Shrew in Urban and Rural Areas. Version May 2010. Prepared for the Pacific Water Shrew Recovery Team. Pp. 41

Other Related References

Craig, V. 2007. Species account and preliminary habitat ratings for Pacific water shrew (Sorex bendirii) using TEM data v.2. Draft. Ecologic Research, Surrey. 42 pp.


Gomez, D. M., and R. G. Anthony. 1998. Small mammal abundance in riparian and upland areas of five seral stages in Western Oregon. Northwest Science 72:293-302.


Hall, E. R. 1981. The mammals of North America. John Wiley and Sons, New York. 600+90 pp.


Harris, L. D. 1984. The fragmented forest. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 211 pp.


Maser, C., and J. F. Franklin. 1974. Checklist of vertebrate animals of the Cascade Head Experimental Forest. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Portland, Oregon. 32 pp


Maser, C., B. R. Mate, J. F. Franklin, and C. T. Dryness. 1984. Natural history of Oregon coast mammals University of Oregon, Museum of Natural History, Eugene.


McComb, W. C., K. McGarigal, and R. G. Anthony. 1993. Small mammal and amphibian abundance in streamside and upslope habitats of mature Douglas-fir stands, western Oregon. Northwest Science 67:7-15.


McNab, B. K. 1991. The energy expenditure of shrews. Pages 35-45. in: J. S. Findley, T. L. Yates, (eds). The biology of the Soricidae. The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.


Nagorsen, D.W. 1996. Opossums, Shrews and Moles of British Columbia. Royal B.C. Mus. Victoria, BC. 169pp.


Nagorsen, D.W. 2002. An identification manual to the small mammals of British Columbia. B.C. Minist. Sustainable Resour. Manage., and Minist. Water, Land and Air Prot., and Royal B.C. Mus., 153pp.


O'Neill, M.B., D.W. Nagorsen, and R.J. Baker. 2005. Mitochondrial DNA variation in water shrews (Sorex palustris, Sorex bendirii) from western North America: implications for taxonomy and phylogeography. Can. J. Zool. 83:1469-1475.


Pacific Water Shrew Recovery Team. 2007. Recovery strategy for the Pacific Water Shrew (Sorex bendirii) in British Columbia. October Draft. 26pp.


Verts, V. J., and L. N. Carraway. 1998. Land mammals of Oregon. University of California Press, Berkeley. 668 pp.


Whitaker, J. O. J., and C. Maser. 1976. Food habits of five western Oregon shrews. Northwest Science 50:102-107.


Zuleta, G.A., and C. Galindo-Leal. 1994. Distribution and abundance of four species of small mammals at risk in a fragmented landscape. B.C. Minist. Environ., Lands and Parks, Wildl. Branch. Working Rep. WR-64. Victoria, British Columbia. 80pp.


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