Woodland caribou (Rangifer taranadus caribou): critical habitat description
PARKS CANADA AGENCY
SPECIES AT RISK ACT
The boreal population of Woodland Caribou (Rangifer taranadus caribou), also known as boreal caribou, is listed on Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act as threatened. Boreal caribou are a medium-sized member of the deer family and are found within the boreal forest across Canada in seven provinces and two territories. The recovery strategy for boreal caribou in Canada is available on the Species at Risk Public Registry (www.sararegistry.gc.ca/document/default_e.cfm?documentID= 2253). The recovery strategy includes an identification of critical habitat for boreal caribou in a number of locations, including within federally protected areas.
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 this publication, to the critical habitat of the Woodland Caribou, Boreal population -- identified in the recovery strategy for that species that is included in the Species at Risk Public Registry -- that is located within the following protected areas: Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada and Prince Albert National Park of Canada, who’s boundaries are described in Schedule 1 to the Canada National Parks Act. For greater certainty, the locations within which critical habitat can be found within these national parks are indicated in the maps below (Figures 1 and 2). Those locations correspond to portions of the Northwest Territory Range (NT1), Caribou Mountains Range (AB4), and Red Earth Range (AB6) within Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada, and a portion of the Boreal Plain Range (SK2) within Prince Albert National Park of Canada. Details and fact sheets describing the biophysical attributes of the critical habitat within those ranges can be found in Appendix G and Appendix H in the recovery strategy.
July 4, 2013
Southwest Northwest Territories Field Unit
Northern Prairies Field Unit
Figure 1 (see footnote 1)
Figure 2 (see footnote 2)
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