Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Dwarf Lake Iris (Iris lacustris) in Canada

Dwarf Lake Iris is a globally rare plant endemic to the Great Lakes region. It is restricted in Canada to semi-shaded habitats with calcium-rich soils near the Lake Huron coast of Bruce County and on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. In 2004, it was designated as Threatened by the Committee on the Status of Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) due to restricted geographic range, low number of populations, declines and loss of some populations, and potential threats to additional populations. Dwarf Lake Iris is on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act. It is also listed as Threatened under Ontario's Endangered Species Act, 2007.

Consultation period: 2010-09-10 to 2010-11-09


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Gary Allen
Species Conservation Specialist
Species Conservation and Management, Natural Resource Conservation
Parks Canada Agency
1800 Walkley Road
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0M5
Tel: 613-993-2125
Fax: 613-993-9796
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