# Black-footed ferret in Grasslands National Park (Mustela nigripes): critical habitat descsription

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SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Description of critical habitat of the Black-footed Ferret in Grasslands National Park of Canada

The Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) is a species listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act as extirpated. Critical habitat for the Black-footed Ferret is identified within the final Recovery Strategy for the species as the limits of the Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) colonies in Canada based on their boundaries mapped in 2007.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to subsection 58(2) of the Species at Risk Act, critical habitat of the Black-footed Ferret in Grasslands National Park of Canada is described as Black-tailed Prairie Dog colonies (perimeters delimited by concentration of burrows and decrease in vegetation height) within the following 12 sites save and except any land covered by water, roads and associated ditches, and parking areas. All coordinates refer to the North American Datum of 1983, Zone 13. Further details regarding Black-footed Ferret critical habitat (including a map) can be found in the Recovery Strategy at the Species at RiskPublic Registry Web site. Site numbers are based on the unique COSEWIC species identification number for the Black-footed Ferret (138), and critical habitat parcel number.

Site 138_1

Being all that parcel of land in Township 2, Range 13, West of the 3rd Meridian,

Commencing at a point at Northing 5449344 metres and Easting 305464 metres;

Thence, 17° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449481 metres and Easting 305506 metres;

Thence, 62° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449699 metres and Easting 305910 metres;

Thence, 128° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449400 metres and Easting 306287 metres;

Thence, 179° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449038 metres and Easting 306294 metres;

Thence, 266° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449017 metres and Easting 305980 metres;

Thence, 302° in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Site 138_2

Being all that parcel of land in Township 2, Range 13, West of the 3rd^{}Meridian,

Commencing at a point at Northing 5448442 metres and Easting 307783 metres;

Thence, 90° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5448442 metres and Easting 307983 metres;

Thence, 145° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5447807 metres and Easting 308427 metres;

Thence, 185° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5446561 metres and Easting 308307 metres;

Thence, 86° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5446577 metres and Easting 308574 metres;

Thence, 162° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5446242 metres and Easting 308683 metres;

Thence, 270° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5446239 metres and Easting 307550 metres;

Thence, 6° in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Site 138_3

Being all that parcel of land in Townships 2 and 3, Range 12, West of the 3rd^{}Meridian,

Commencing at a point at Northing 5450030 metres and Easting 312789 metres;

Thence, 319° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5450202 metres and Easting 312642 metres;

Thence, 347° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5450449 metres and Easting 312584 metres;

Thence, 96° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5450418 metres and Easting 312874 metres;

Thence, 140° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5450077 metres and Easting 313159 metres;

Thence, 200° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449952 metres and Easting 313115 metres;

Thence, 283° in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Site 138_4

Being all that parcel of land in Township 3, Range 12, West of the 3rd^{}Meridian,

Commencing at a point at Northing 5451774 metres and Easting 309294 metres;

Thence, 85° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5451842 metres and Easting 310094 metres;

Thence, 124° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5451505 metres and Easting 310585 metres;

Thence, 94° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5451436 metres and Easting 311547 metres;

Thence, 191° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5450518 metres and Easting 311364 metres;

Thence, 269° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5450494 metres and Easting 310418 metres;

Thence, 253° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5450242 metres and Easting 309594 metres;

Thence, 311° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5450626 metres and Easting 309150 metres;

Thence, 7° in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Site 138_5

Being all that parcel of land in Township 2, Range 12, West of the 3rd^{}Meridian,

Commencing at a point at Northing 5448854 metres and Easting 310371 metres;

Thence, 3° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449300 metres and Easting 310396 metres;

Thence, 97° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449238 metres and Easting 310919 metres;

Thence, 35° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449379 metres and Easting 311018 metres;

Thence, 90° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449379 metres and Easting 311282 metres;

Thence, 152° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449224 metres and Easting 311366 metres;

Thence, 102° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449133 metres and Easting 311804 metres;

Thence, 196° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5448194 metres and Easting 311531 metres;

Thence, 261° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5448157 metres and Easting 311296 metres;

Thence, 328° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5448384 metres and Easting 311152 metres;

Thence, 261° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5448242 metres and Easting 310294 metres;

Thence, 344° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5448805 metres and Easting 310136 metres;

Thence, 78° in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Site 138_6

Being all that parcel of land in Township 2, Range 13, West of the 3rd Meridian,

Commencing at a point at Northing 5448039 metres and Easting 309083 metres;

Thence, 103° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5447942 metres and Easting 309494 metres;

Thence, 189° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5447693 metres and Easting 309456 metres;

Thence, 259° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5447642 metres and Easting 309194 metres;

Thence, 173° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5447089 metres and Easting 309260 metres;

Thence, 269° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5447083 metres and Easting 308923 metres;

Thence, 336° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5447464 metres and Easting 308754 metres;

Thence, 233° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5447342 metres and Easting 308594 metres;

Thence, 2° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5447772 metres and Easting 308606 metres;

Thence, 61° in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Site 138_7

Being all that parcel of land in Township 3, Range 12, West of the 3rd^{}Meridian,

Commencing at a point at Northing 5452511 metres and Easting 313162 metres;

Thence, 309° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5452647 metres and Easting 312996 metres;

Thence, 3° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5453203 metres and Easting 313028 metres;

Thence, 76° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5453303 metres and Easting 313433 metres;

Thence, 164° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5452929 metres and Easting 313538 metres;

Thence, 222° in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Site 138_8

Being all that parcel of land in Townships 2 and 3, Range 12, West of the 3rd Meridian,

Commencing at a point at Northing 5449044 metres and Easting 316291 metres;

Thence, 300° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449374 metres and Easting 315726 metres;

Thence, 8° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449613 metres and Easting 315761 metres;

Thence, 89° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449620 metres and Easting 316303 metres;

Thence, 16° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449947 metres and Easting 316399 metres;

Thence, 83° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449970 metres and Easting 316583 metres;

Thence, 121° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449786 metres and Easting 316887 metres;

Thence, 189° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449420 metres and Easting 316829 metres;

Thence, 208° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5448948 metres and Easting 316580 metres;

Thence, 288° in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Site 138_9

Being all that parcel of land in Township 2, Range 12, West of the 3rd^{}Meridian,

Commencing at a point at Northing 5449042 metres and Easting 318294 metres;

Thence, 90° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5449042 metres and Easting 318495 metres;

Thence, 135° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5448898 metres and Easting 318639 metres;

Thence, 195° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5448342 metres and Easting 318494 metres;

Thence, 274° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5448357 metres and Easting 318294 metres;

Thence, 360° in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Site 138_10

Being all that parcel of land in Township 2, Range 12, West of the 3rd^{}Meridian,

Commencing at a point at Northing 5446196 metres and Easting 317498 metres;

Thence, 47° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5446554 metres and Easting 317879 metres;

Thence, 2° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5447058 metres and Easting 317894 metres;

Thence, 72° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5447158 metres and Easting 318194 metres;

Thence, 154° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5446506 metres and Easting 318506 metres;

Thence, 214° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5446180 metres and Easting 318284 metres;

Thence, 149° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5445267 metres and Easting 318824 metres;

Thence, 185° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5444878 metres and Easting 318792 metres;

Thence, 129° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5444558 metres and Easting 319194 metres;

Thence, 180° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5444358 metres and Easting 319194 metres;

Thence, 276° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5444433 metres and Easting 318459 metres;

Thence, 233° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5444158 metres and Easting 318094 metres;

Thence, 295° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5444441 metres and Easting 317474 metres;

Thence, 23° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5445688 metres and Easting 318014 metres;

Thence, 315° in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Site 138_11

Being all that parcel of land in Township 2, Range 10, West of the 3rd Meridian,

Commencing at a point at Northing 5442956 metres and Easting 331982 metres;

Thence, 295° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5443088 metres and Easting 331702 metres;

Thence, 10° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5443337 metres and Easting 331745 metres;

Thence, 108° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5443152 metres and Easting 332303 metres;

Thence, 185° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5442970 metres and Easting 332285 metres;

Thence, 267° in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Site 138_12

Being all that parcel of land in Township 1, Range 10, West of the 3rd^{}Meridian,

Commencing at a point at Northing 5431441 metres and Easting 334528 metres;

Thence, 270° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5431441 metres and Easting 334333 metres;

Thence, 2° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5431851 metres and Easting 334350 metres;

Thence, 108° in a straight line to a point at Northing 5431755 metres and Easting 334641 metres;

Thence, 200° in a straight line to the point of commencement.

August 25, 2009

KATHERINE PATTERSON

Field Unit Superintendent

South Saskatchewan Field Unit

[37-1-o]

Footnote 1

SOR/97-555

Footnote 2

SOR/87-49

Footnote 3

SOR/90-105

Footnote 4

SOR/90-106

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