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Recovery Teams


The "Braya Recovery Team" (BRT) was set up in 1997, under section 14 of the Newfoundland and Labrador Endangered Species Act. Its mandate was to prepare a recovery plan for the two rare, endemic Braya species (Braya longii and Braya fernaldii) that reside on the Great Northern Peninsula, and to monitor, and advise the appropriate Government Minister, on the implementation of that recovery plan.

The name of the recovery team was changed to "Limestone Barrens Species at Risk Recovery Team" (LBSARRT) in August of 2004, to reflect an "ecosystem level approach". At the same time, the recently listed Barrens Willow (Salix jejuna) was added to the teams mandate.

Porsildís Bryum (Bryum porsildii = Mielichhoferia macrocarpa) (a moss, GENERALLY found on limestone substrate), and Low Northern Rockcress (Braya humilis = Neotorularia humilis) (a calcicole) were added to the recovery teamís responsibility in 2005. Additional "limestone species" are expected to be added to the roster in the near future.

The recovery team has recently taken an active interest in the "southern limestone barrens" of the Port au Port Peninsula and nearby Table Mountain.







[Page last updated: January 7, 2012]





















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