Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Foothill Sedge (Carex tumulicola) in Canada

The Canadian population of Foothill Sedge (Carex tumulicola Mack.) was assessed as Endangered in 2008 by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), and in February 2010 the species was listed as Endangered under Canada’s Species at Risk Act, affording it legal protection.

Foothill Sedge is a tufted, grass-like perennial plant with drab green flowers. It is restricted to western North America from southern British Columbia to central California. Within its range, Foothill Sedge occurs in upland prairies, dry to moist meadows, and in openings in Garry Oak woodlands. Globally, the species is listed as "apparently secure".

Consultation period: 2012-12-20 to 2013-02-18


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Contact Person(s)

Lead Recovery Planner
Parks Canada Agency
PCA SARA West and North
Western and Northern Service Centre
603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd.
Victoria, BC
V9C 2W8
Tel: 250-478-5153
Fax: 250-478-8415
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