Comments: Beaches, dunes, and sand spits with desnse vigorous patches of sand verbena (Abronia latifolia), but not sandy meadows or nearly bare sand with sparse or non-flowering sand verbena plants only.

Global Range: (1000-5000 square km (about 400-2000 square miles)) Immediate shores Strait of Georgia, British Columbia and Puget Sound, Washington. Range is ecnompasseed within an area of 4850 square km, but the actual range is much smaller.

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations

Comments: The genera Discestra and Trichoclea were synonymized with Anarta by Fibiger and Hacker (2005); Mustelin (2006) transferred the Nearctic members of these genera.

NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: N1 - Critically Imperiled

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations

Conference snapshot: Listening to the Salish Sea

One of the hot topics at the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference this week is the impact of shipping noise on marine mammals such as the region's endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. As vessel traffic increases in the Salish Sea, so does chronic noise, which scientists say can alter whale behavior or even mask communication between species. Now scientists are saying that this may be an even bigger issue, affecting species across the board.

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