Current Environmental has worked with various government and non-profit organizations to identify, map, assess and salvage Species at Risk (SAR). The SARA (Species at Risk Act) and COSEWIC database maintained by Environment Canada and Williams et. al 2003, identifies endangered and threatened species that have been extirpated or are extinct.
Current Environmental’s work on Species at Risk includes but is not limited to:
- Providing Fisheries and Oceans Canada with a SARA Section 73 Permit Report on the red-list Morrison Creek Lamprey in conjunction with remediation reports for the creek.
- Current Environmental also designed and implemented several habitat restoration projects to improve passage and rearing habitat for the Morrison Creek Lamprey.
- Conducting rare plant surveys to identify rare plants and ecological communities within the footprint of Cowichan/Koksilah flood protection works
- Implementation of the recovery and transplanting of the red-listed Yellow Sand Verbena and thus the Sand-verbena moth, along portions of Goose Spit in Comox, BC in conjunction with Department of National Defense shoreline protection project. More information about this project can be found on the BC Stewardship Center website (http://stewardshipcentrebc.ca/PDF_docs/greenshores/projects/GS_Case_Study_GooseSpit.pdf)
- Creating a SARA-complaint recovery strategy and action plan for the Cowichan Lake Lamprey.
- Rare butterfly surveys on the northern Gulf Islands (supporting Raincoast Applied Ecology).