Ord’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Canadian Forces Base Suffield: critical habitat description

The Ord’s Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ordii) is a rodent species listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act. In Canada, the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat is limited to arid grasslands and deserts.

The Recovery Strategy for the Ord’s Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys ordii) in Canada identifies critical habitat for the species in a number of areas, including a federally protected area.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to subsection 58(2) of the Species at Risk Act, subsection 58(1) of that Act applies, 90 days after publication of this notice, to the critical habitat of Ord’s Kangaroo Rat, as identified in the recovery strategy for that species that is included in the Species at Risk Public Registry, within the following federally protected area: Canadian Forces Base Suffield National Wildlife Area, the boundaries of which are described in Schedule I of the Wildlife Area Regulations made pursuant to the Canada Wildlife Act.

Interested parties are invited to contact Environment Canada to request clarification regarding the location, biophysical attributes and protection of this species’ critical habitat. However, some details may be withheld to protect the species and its critical habitat.

June 19, 2015

Acting Director
Species at Risk Management
Canadian Wildlife Service

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