Updated: Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound Biosphere Region Species Checklist

The annual update to December 31 is now complete: here is the link. You can download the file and convert it to other formats, depending on your requirements.

The checklist is becoming a strong list of species confirmed to live within the boundary of our watershed.

The quality of the iNaturalist observations on Biodiversity Squamish is inspiring! In particular, the list of marine species is growing quickly.

You can reach Biodiversity Squamish here.  To quickly search the site for what you’d like to see (mammals, birds, insects, plants, fungi & lichens, or a particular species by name), click on ‘observations’ on the left side of the home page and then enter your request in the species text box that will appear near the top of the page. A dropdown list will appear and you can click on the name of the group that interests you.

Photo: Dirona albolineata (White-lined dirona), a sea snail, taken by Fernando Lessa on February 3, 2020,  off Porteau Cove. Individuals are usually 4 to 5 cm long and live on rocks or in mud from the intertidal zone to 35 m underwater. Their range extends along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to California, and they are sometimes found along the coasts of Russia and Japan.