Prepared by the Hoary Mountain-mint Recovery Team

The Recovery Strategy for the Hoary Mountain-mint (Pycnanthemum incanum (L.) Michx.) in Canada was prepared by M.J Thompson and C.J. Rothfels to meet the requirements of the Accord for the Protection of Species at Risk in Canada. This recovery strategy is being adopted under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA 2007), which requires the Minister of Natural Resources to ensure recovery strategies are prepared for all species listed as endangered or threatened. With the addition of new information, the Recovery Strategy for the Hoary Mountain-mint (Pycnanthemum incanum (L.) Michx.) in Canada meets all of the content requirements outlined in the ESA 2007.

Executive summary

This recovery strategy outlines the goals and objectives necessary for the protection and recovery of Canadian populations of Hoary Mountain-mint (Pycnanthemum incanum (L.) Michx.). The strategy is based on a comprehensive review of current and historical population census data and consultations with knowledgeable individuals.

Recovery objectives identified in this report include the protection and enhancement of extant populations, potential habitat augmentation, and potential restoration of historical populations. Steps to accomplishing these objectives include the protection of core habitats and the identification and elimination of threats to populations through continued monitoring and management.

Many of the recovery objectives identified in this recovery strategy are contingent on the outcome of future research initiatives, as basic knowledge of the species' habitat requirements, population biology, and propagation requirements is lacking. The strategy outlines and prioritizes research necessary to support the implementation of the identified recovery objectives.