Management plans are prepared for species that may be at risk of becoming endangered or threatened due to sensitivity to human activities or natural events. A management plan: identifies a set of coordinated conservation activities and land use measures needed to ensure that target species do not become threatened or endangered; outlines what is and is not known about a species or ecosystem, identifies threats to the species or ecosystem, and what should be done to mitigate those threats; sets goals and objectives, and recommends approaches appropriate conservation. Direction set in the management plan provides valuable information that may be used by individuals, communities, land users, conservationists, academics, and governments interested in implementing species conservation. Banded cord-moss (Entosthodon fascicularis) was designated by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as Special Concern in Canada in May 2005, listed on the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) Schedule 1 in 2006, and in B.C., it is ranked S2S3 (imperilled to vulnerable) by the Conservation Data Centre and ranked G4G5 (apparently secure to secure) globally by NatureServe. The Conservation Framework has assigned banded cord-moss a conservation priority 2, under Goal 3: to maintain the full diversity of native species and ecosystems. Current Canadian range consists of 18 occurrences in southwestern B.C. and a single occurrence in the Kootenay region. Banded cord-moss is a tiny moss that grows as individual plants or in small patches on thin soil over rock in open to semi-shaded habitats, usually in or adjacent to seasonally moist sites. Most common in Garry oak ecosystems, which are threatened in Canada, potential threats to populations include urban or highway development and recreational activities. The management goal is to maintain known populations of banded cord-moss in British Columbia.
British Columbia Bryophyte Recovery Team, Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team. 2010. Management Plan for banded cord-moss (Entosthodon fascicularis) in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment. Management Plan (Species at Risk)
Topic: Species and Ecosystems at Risk
Keywords: bc, banded cord moss, Entosthodon fascicularis, CPSEWIC, Garry oak
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