The rusty cord-moss (Entosthodon rubiginosus) was designated by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) as endangered in November 2004, and listed on the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) Schedule 1 in November 2006. Its current known Canadian range consists of 5 scattered populations in south-central British Columbia. The rusty cord-moss is a tiny plant that grows as individuals or in small patches in semi-arid regions of the province. It is restricted to open mineral soil alongside seasonally wet, alkaline ponds, lakes, and sloughs, and on seepage slopes or narrow gullies.
Potential threats to the survival of the population include the degradation or destruction of the habitat through livestock damage, invasive alien plants, and ATV use.
British Columbia Bryophyte Recovery Team. 2008. Recovery Strategy for the Rusty Cord-moss (Entosthodon rubiginosus) in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment. BC Recovery Strategy (Species at Risk)
Topic: Recovery Planning
Keywords: sara, cosewic, bc, species at risk, recovery plan
Scientific Name: Entosthodon rubiginosus
English Name: Rusty Cord-moss
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