Description of critical habitat of the Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster in Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada and Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada

The Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster (Symphyotrichum laurentianum) is a species listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act as threatened. The Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster is an annual plant that is only found near shorelines of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Recovery Strategy for the Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster (Symphyotrichum laurentianum) in Canada (www.sararegistry.gc.ca/species/speciesDetails_e.cfm?sid=252) identifies critical habitat for the species in a number of areas, including in Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada and in Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada.

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 Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster -- identified in the recovery strategy for that species that is included in the Species at Risk Public Registry -- that is located within the following federally protected areas: Prince Edward Island National Park of Canada and Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada and, whose boundaries are described in Schedule 1 of the Canada National Parks Act. For greater certainty, the location of critical habitat parcels within these national parks is indicated in section 7 and Appendix A of the Recovery Strategy for the Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster (Symphyotrichum laurentianum) in Canada.

April 24, 2014

KAREN JANS
Field Unit Superintendent
Prince Edward Island Field Unit
ROBERT MOREAU
Field Unit Superintendent
Northern New Brunswick Field Unit