Nuttall's Cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttallii nuttallii) was designated as Special Concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 1994 and 2006. It was listed as Special Concern in Canada on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in 2007. The reasons for listing include the small area of available habitat (less than 8000 hectares) with continuing loss and increasing fragmentation, small population size (less than 3500 individuals), limited rescue potential from Washington State, and substantial uncertainty over the current area of occupancy. In British Columbia (B.C.) Nuttall's Cottontail is ranked S3 (Blue listed, considered to be special concern, by the Conservation Data Centre [CDC]). The B.C. Conservation Framework ranks Nuttall's Cottontail as Priority 2 under Goal 2 (Prevent species and ecosystems from becoming at risk) and Priority 3 under Goal 3 (Maintain the diversity of native species and ecosystems)...
The management goal is to maintain a stable or increasing population of Nuttall's Cottontail, distributed throughout the species current range in B.C. within the Okanagan and Similkameen drainages
The objectives are:
1. to clarify the distribution of Nuttall's Cottontail throughout its range in B.C., especially areas of occupancy within protected areas and on Crown land.
2. to identify important habitats and connectivity corridors.
3. to protect1 important habitats and connectivity corridors.
B.C. Ministry of Environment. 2013. Management Plan for the Nuttall's Cottontail (Sylvilagus nuttallii ) in British Columbia. Province of British Columbia. Management Plan (Species at Risk)
Topic: Recovery Planning
Scientific Name: Sylvilagus nuttallii
ISBN: ISBN 978-0-7726-6
English Name: Nuttall's Cottontail
Other Identifier: QL737 L32 M36 2013/333.95'932416097115/C2013-98005
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