Nova Scotia's Species at Risk: Municipal & Community Stewardship

Species at Risk in Nova Scotia

Eastern Mountain Avens (Geum peckii)

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Quick Facts:
  • In NS, found in only 6 sites in the Digby Neck and Brier Island area
  • Populations have declined greatly or disappeared all together at some sites
  • Threats include habitat loss and degradation cause by the draining of wetlands and the invasion of habitats by weeds and shrubs (linked to black- backed gulls)

Status Overview:
This highly disjunct plant species is found in Canada at only six sites in Digby Neck and Brier Island. At some sites the populations have declined substantially or have disappeared altogether. This is due to habitat loss and degradation caused by the draining of wetlands and the invasion of habitat by weeds and shrubs. These invasions may be the result of nutrient enrichment by large populations of Herring and Greater black-backed Gulls.

Geographic Distribution:
The map shows the municipalities where this species can be found.  For more specific location information please contact us.

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