Female American badger
The American badger (Taxidea taxus jeffersonnii) in British Columbia has been designated as red listed (endangered). The East Kootenay region accounts for around 100 of the estimated 250 adult badgers remaining in the province.
Biodiversity Interactive Map - Badger
- In the United States, badgers are found from the west coast to Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
- In Canada, they are found in southern British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
- Within the Columbia Basin, badger can be found from Golden south to the US border in the trench, in the warm and dry south end of Kootenay National Park, along the benches above the Columbia River, where open Douglas fir forests intermingle with grassy slopes.
- Treeless areas - cutblocks, grasslands, open forests, cultivated fields.
- Dens throughout their home range. Different den daily.
- Gestation: 7-8 weeks.
- 2-5 kits born in March or April.
Listing and Date
Threats to Species
- Habitat loss
- Hydro Dams
- Human activity
Full Report Listing (most recent on top)
For more information on this species, visit:
The Species at Risk Public Registry and/or, The BC Species and Ecosystem Explorer where you should enter "American badger" in the species Name field.