Description of critical habitat of the Sprague’s Pipit in Grasslands National Park of Canada

The Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii) is a migratory bird protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and is listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act as threatened. The Sprague’s Pipit is a small (15–17 cm, 23–25 g), ground-nesting songbird that is endemic to the Canadian Prairies and northern Great Plains of the United States. In Canada, Sprague’s Pipit breeds in west-central and southern Manitoba, southern Saskatchewan and southern and central Alberta.

The Multi-species Action Plan for Grasslands National Park of Canada identifies new critical habitat for the species in Grasslands National Park of Canada, replacing the previously identified critical habitat identified in the Amended Recovery Strategy for Sprague’s Pipit (Anthus spragueii) in Canada.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 58(2) of the Species at Risk Act, that 90 days after the date of publication of this notice, subsection 58(1) of the Act will apply to the critical habitat of the Sprague’s Pipit, as identified in the Multi-species Action Plan for Grasslands National Park of Canada, which is included in the Species at Risk Public Registry, and that is located within Grasslands National Park of Canada, the boundaries of which are described in Schedule 1 of the Canada National Parks Act.

Kevin Moore
Field Unit Superintendent
Saskatchewan South Field Unit