The lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) is the largest freshwater fish in North America. The St. Lawrence population was qualified as threatened and is presently being evaluated to become part of the Canadian government’s species at risk list. In Quebec, it has the status of susceptible to being designated a threatened or vulnerable specie.
The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a large bird of prey whose wingspan measures between 170 and 245 cm. It has the status of vulnerable species in Quebec.
The four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum) has four toes on its rear limbs, a unique characteristic of the species in Quebec. This amphibian is susceptible to be designated threatened or vulnerable in Quebec due to the loss of wetlands.
The snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina serpentina) has conserved its prehistoric appearance with its very long tail featuring bony triangular plates and a plastron of up to 50 cm. It has concerned species status in Canada and is present on the list of species at risk.
The ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) is not rare in its natural state for the moment, but its massive harvesting for the commercialization of this food resource gives it the status of species vulnerable to harvest in Quebec. During the fiddlehead harvest it is strongly recommended to pick less than half of them so you don’t hinder the survival or reproduction of this plant.
The butternut tree (Juglans cinerea) is designated as endangered in Canada due to an exotic disease which affects the entire distribution area of the species triggering a marked and rapid decline of its populations.
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) has the status of species vulnerable to harvest in Quebec. The Waban-Akiak traditionally used the red latex of this plant as an insect repellent, but the plant’s application makes one’s skin turn red.
White trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) is sensitive because it requires a habitat which is in decline, which is the rich and mature forest of southern Quebec. In addition, it takes 7 to 10 years before producing its first flower. This plant has the status of species vulnerable to harvest in Quebec.
– Red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus): species of concern status in Canada
– Bicknell’s thrush (Catharus bicknelli): threatened species status in Canada (on the PSL)
– Canada warbler (Cardellina canadensis): threatened species status in Canada (on the PSL)
– Olive-sided flycatcher (Contapus cooperi): threatened species status in Canada (on the PSL)
– Least bittern (Ixobrychus exilis): threatened species status in Canada (on the PSL)
FRESHWATER MUSSELS :
– Elktoe (Alasmidonta marginata): susceptible to be designated as a threatened or vulnerable species in Quebec.
– Elephantear (Elliptio crassidens): susceptible to be designated as a threatened or vulnerable species in Quebec.
– Spike (Elliptio dilatata): susceptible to be designated as a threatened or vulnerable species in Quebec.
– Ramp: (Allium tricoccum): floral species vulnerable in Quebec.
– Canada wild ginger: (Asarum canadense): floral species vulnerable to harvest in Quebec.
– Frosted hawthorn (Crataegus pruinosa) and Brainerd’s hawthorn (Crataegus brainerdii): floral species susceptible to be designated as threatened or vulnerable in Quebec.
– Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica): floral species susceptible to be designated as threatened or vulnerable in Quebec.