Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the Red Mulberry (Morus rubra) in Canada

Red Mulberry (Morus rubra) is an understory tree of moist, eastern North American forests, woodlands, and talus communities. In Canada, it has been confirmed as extant in 21 locations in two broad regions within the Carolinian Life Zone of southern Ontario: 1) Essex County and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and 2) Niagara, including the cities of Hamilton and Burlington. Only 10 sites have five or more individuals. This species' range is contracting and its numbers are declining. In 2000, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) designated Red Mulberry as Endangered because of its small and declining number of mature individuals (under 250) and its fragmented population.

The first version of this recovery strategy was originally posted in 2010. The current version posted here has been amended, as per Section 45 of the Act, from the first version, to include some additional language regarding Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

Consultation period: 2010-11-03 to 2011-01-02


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Contact Person(s)

Parks Canada
Conservation Programs Branch
Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation
Parks Canada
30 Victoria Street 3rd floor
Gatineau, QC
J8X 0B3
Tel: 888-773-8888
Fax: 819-420-9273
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Vicki McKay
Species at Risk Recovery Specialist
Parks Canada Agency, Point Pelee National Park of Canada
407 Monarch Lane, R.R.1
Leamington, ON
N8H 3V4
Tel: 519-322-5700
Fax: 519-322-1678
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