The British Columbia Conservation Data Centre (CDC) systematically collects and disseminates information on plants, animals and ecosystems (ecological communities) at risk in British Columbia. Their website is at http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/cdc/
The following red and blue listed species may be found in the Slocan Lake area (Luce Paquin, draft report).:
Mammals: Fringed Myotis (blue); Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (blue); Red-tailed Chipmunk (blue); Fisher (blue); Wolverine (blue); Badger (red); Caribou (blue); Grizzly Bear (red)
Birds: American Bittern (blue); Great Blue Heron (blue); Western Screech-Owl (red); Short-eared Owl (blue); Lewis’s Woodpecker (red) [sighted in New Denver]; Barn Swallow (blue) [sighted in Rosebery, Silverton and New Denver]; Yellow Brested Chat (red); Bobolink (blue)
Fish: White Sturgeon(red)[known to live in Slocan Lake]; Shorthead Sculpin (blue)[known to live in Slocan River); Colummbia Sculpin(blue); Cutthroat Trout (blue) [stocked and caught in Slocan Lake]; Umatilla Dace (red); Bull Trout (blue) [regularly caught in Slocan Lake]
Reptiles: Western Painted Turtle (blue); Western Skink (blue)
The Research Centre encourages you to report any sightings of these species on this web-site. Simply send us a note via any “Comment” box on these pages.