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SCIENCE-BASED BIODIVERSITY INFO — listed spp and ecosystems (Canadian, BC, AB, and USA SAR reports) Each year a variety of documents on a variety of topics are assembled and sent out – we have compiled many of the reports through links.  Some of these documents are not entirely relevant to BC but certainly the topics are relevant!

  • Assessment and Status Reports (Canada);
  • Recovery Strategies (Canada);
  • Mgmt Plans (Canada and BC);
  • Recovery Plans (BC and Alberta);
  • Conservation Strategies (Alberta);
  • Conservation Mgmt Plans (Alberta);
  • Recovery Actions (Alberta);
  • Annual Reports; and
  • other SAR documents


 Urban Areas

Factors influencing bird-window collisions in Victoria, BC. 2020. Hiemstra et al. NW Naturalist. Link.

A Landscape Disturbance Matrix for Conserving Biodiversity. 2017. Leverkus et al. J Ecosystems and Mgmt. Link

A tool for assisting municipalities in developing riparian shade inventories. 2015. Guzy, M. et al. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 14(2): 345-353. Link.

Consequences of residential development for biodiversity and human well-being. 2015. Pejchar, L, Frontiers in Ecol and the Environ 13(3): 146–153. OTHER KEYWDS: human dimensions. Link.

Ecosystem processes, land cover, climate, and human settlement shape dynamic distributions for golden eagle across the western US. 2020. Tack et al. Animal Conserv. Link.

Ecological design for urban waterfronts. 2015. Dyson, K. and K. Yokum. Urban Ecosystems 18(1): 189-208. Link.

Feeding Ecology Informs Parasite Epidemiology: Prey Selection Modulates Encounter Rate with Echinococcus multilocularis in Urban Coyotes. 2015. Bialowas, L. et al. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0121646. Link.

How to Help Your Community Create an Effective Mosquito Management Plan. 2014. Black, S. et al. Xerces Society. Link.

Learning with practitioners: climate change adaptation priorities in a Canadian community [Pr George]. 2013. Picketts, I. et al. Climatic Chg 118(2): 321-337. Link.

Long-range transport of legacy organic pollutants affects alpine fish eaten by ospreys in western Canada. 2020. Grenier et al. Sci Total Environ 712. Link.

Needs and barriers to expanding urban forestry programs: An assessment of community officials and program managers in the Portland – Vancouver metropolitan region. 2015. Driscoll, A. et al. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 14(1): 48-55. Link.

Poor health is associated with use of anthropogenic resources in an urban carnivore. 2015. Murray, M. et al. PRS-B 282: 1806. Link. 

Urban green space and vibrant communities: exploring the linkage in the Portland-Vancouver area. 2015. Stone, E. et al. US-FS PNW Research Stn, Gen Tech Rpt PNW-GTR-905. Link and Link 2.

Use and application of range mapping in assessing extinction risk in Canada. 2015. Loehle, C. and D. Sleep. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39(3): 658–663. OTHER KEYWDS: listed spp. Link.

Clarifying misconceptions of extinction risk assessment with the IUCN Red List. 2016. Collen et al. Biol Letters. Link

The [Canadian] Species at Risk Act has underachieved due to a lack of political will and serious policy flaws. Will a new review allow it to take flight? 2017. Otto et al. Policy Options. Link

On Guard for Them: Species of Global Conservation Concern in Canada—Summary Report. 2017. Rainer et al. NatureServe Canada. PDF

NatureServe Canada’s Annual Report 2016-17. 2017. PDF

Benefits of restoring ecosystem services in urban areas. 2015. Elmqvist et al.  Current Opinions in Environ Sustainability. Link.

Urban forests: a natural history of trees and people in the American Cityscape. 2016. Jonnes. Penguin. Buy here

Mapping [Surrey] urban tree species using integrated airborne hyperspectral and LiDAR remote sensing data. 2017. Liu et al. Remote Sensing of Environ. Link

Multi-modal communication: song sparrows increase signal redundancy in noise. 2019. Akcay and Beecher. Biol Letters. Link.

Multi-scale analysis of relationship between imperviousness and [Surrey] urban tree height using airborne remote sensing. 2017. Plowright et al. Remote Sensing of Environ. Link

Seed limitation and lack of downed wood, not invasive species, threaten conifer regeneration in an urban forest [Seattle]. 2017. Ettinger et al. Urban Ecosystems. Link

An assessment of exposure and effects of persistent organic pollutants in an urban [Vancouver] Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii) population. 2017. Brogan et al. Ecotox. Link

Habitat use by barn owls across a [Vancouver] rural to urban gradient and an assessment of stressors including, habitat loss, rodenticide exposure and road mortality. 2017. Hindmarch et al. Landscape and Urban Planning. Link

Diet and Prey Selection of Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) at Vancouver International Airport. 2017. Law et al. Cdn Field Naturalist. Link

Crowded skies: Conflicts between expanding goose populations and [Vancouver] aviation safety. 2017. Bradbeer et al. Ambio. Link

The social and economic value of cultural ecosystem services provided by urban forests in North America: A review and suggestions for future research. 2017. Nesbitt et al. Urban forests and Urban Greening. Link

Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America. 2017. Hager et al. Biol Conserv. Link

Conservation Easement Guide for Municipalities. 2017.  Greenaway. Miistakis Instit.  PDF

Urban non-timber forest products stewardship practices among foragers in Seattle, Washington (USA). 2017. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. McLain et al. Link


Edge-habitat Use by Northwestern Gartersnakes (Thamnophis ordinoides) in Saanich, BC. 2017. Dixon-MacCallum et al. Cdn Field Naturalist. Link

From Science to Implementation: Solutions for Addressing Exurban Sprawl in the [US] Northern Rockies. 2017. Yale School of Forestry and Environ Studies. PDF

Implementation of the [US] Forest Service Open Space Conservation Strategy in Washington State: Exploring the Role of the National Forest System. 2015. Pringle, R. et al. Forest Sci 61(2): 388-396. Link.

Nest site characteristics of cavity-nesting birds on a small island, in Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada. 2019. Pilgrim et al. Cdn Field Naturalist. Link.

Spatial distribution of the Boreal Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl in the Boreal region of Alberta, Canada. 2019. Domahidi et al. Avian Conserv and Ecol. Link.


Farming for Bees: Guidelines for Providing Native Bee Habitat on Farms. 2015. Vaughn, M. et al. Xerces Society. Link.

Preventing or Mitigating Potential Negative Impacts of Pesticides on Pollinators Using Integrated Pest Management and Other Conservation Practices. 2014. Vaughan, M. US Dept of Agric, Agronomy Tech Note 9. Link.

The efficacy and politics of farmland preservation through land use regulation: Changes in southwest BC’s Agricultural Land Reserve. 2016. Nixon and Newman. Land Use Policy. Link

The role of soil surface properties on the particle size and carbon selectivity of interrill erosion in [Fraser Plateau] agricultural landscapes. 2017. Koiter et al. Catena. Link

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