Boreal Felt Lichen
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Species at Risk Page for status
- A small,
- Decline of over 90% in occurrences
and individuals in the past two decades
- Now known from only one site
- Primary threat is atmospheric
pollutants and acid precipitation
- Other threats include forest
activities, other land use practices that disrupt the microclimate
essential for this species habitat
inconspicuous lichen has experienced a dramatic decline of over 90% in
occurrences and individuals over the last two decades. Boreal Felt Lichen
is now known in Nova Scotia from only one site that includes three
individual all within an area of only a few hundred square meters. The
primary threats to Boreal Felt Lichen are atmospheric pollutants and acid
precipitation which can cause the death of individuals and disrupt
reproduction. The lichen can also be threatened by forestry activities and
other land use practices if they disrupt the moist microclimate that is an
essential for the species habitat.
The map shows the
municipalities where this species can be found. For more specific
location information please contact us.
For Boreal Felt Lichen this includes its historic distribution.
Currently it is only known to be in Halifax Regional Municpality.
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