Canadian Forest Service Publications
Furbish’s lousewort: Using science to protect and restore an endangered plant in Canada. 2021. Williams, M. Impact Note No. 66, Canadian Forestry Service, Atlantic Forestry Centre.
Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 40531
Series: Impact Note (AFC - Fredericton)
Availability: PDF (download)
Plain Language Summary
Furbish’s lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) is a rare perennial plant that is found only in the province of New Brunswick and the state of Maine. Presently, there are only 20 known sites: 15 are in Maine and 3 of the 5 in New Brunswick are at imminent risk of being lost. In Canada, the plant was designated endangered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada in 1980 and listed as such in New Brunswick since 1982. It is protected under Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act and the New Brunswick Species at Risk Act. Canadian Forest Service researchers at Natural Resources Canada, in collaboration with many other Canadian and United States partners, are contributing to its recovery strategy. They are researching genomics and restoration to help the long-term protection and recovery of the species.
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Pédiculaire de Furbish: Utiliser la science pour protéger et rétablir une plante en voie de disparition au Canada (French)