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Rare and Endangered Plant Communities of the Southeastern Skeena Region SEI Home Page

This project is an inventory and assessment of rare and endangered plant communities in the southeastern Skeena Region (Bulkley, Kispiox, Morice, and Lakes Forest Districts).

The study area falls within the Bulkley Basin (BUB) ecosection and dry cool Sub-Boreal Spruce (SBSdk) biogeoclimatic subzone. It focuses on red-listed grassland, scrub-steppe and floodplain communities with the intent of mapping all red-listed occurrences in the Bulkley SBSdk.

This was a two year project that was funded by the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund of B.C. (HCTF) and administered by the Skeena Region, Wildlife Branch, B.C. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks (MELP).

The project predates the Standard for Mapping Ecosystems at Risk in British Columbia (RISC 2006). Site visits were made to 131 rare plant community occurrences between May 1, 1996 and October 28, 1997. Twenty six 1:20,000 TRIM mapsheets were either partially or completely mapped. These mapsheets encompass the Bulkley Valley SBSdk corridor, with a few partial mapsheets scattered in other drainages and in other Forest Districts.

Report Author: Sybille Haeussler, R.P.F.

Link to data and reports on Ecocat: Sensitive Ecosystems Inventory (SEI) - Southeastern Skeena Region