PARKS CANADA AGENCY

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Description of critical habitat of Woodland Caribou, Southern Mountain population, in Banff National Park of Canada, Jasper National Park of Canada, Glacier National Park of Canada and Mount Revelstoke National Park of Canada

The Southern Mountain population of the Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), also known as southern mountain caribou, is listed on Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act as threatened. Southern mountain caribou are a medium-sized member of the deer family and are found within forested areas of the Southern Mountain National Ecological Area in Alberta and British Columbia. The Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou, Southern Mountain population (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in Canada (www.sararegistry.gc.ca/document/default_e.cfm?documentID=1309) identifies critical habitat for the species in a number of areas, including four 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 the date of publication of this notice, to the critical habitat of the Woodland Caribou, Southern Mountain 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: Banff National Park of Canada, Jasper National Park of Canada, Glacier National Park of Canada and Mount Revelstoke National Park of Canada, whose boundaries are described in Schedule 1 to the Canada National Parks Act.

July 16, 2014

DAVE MCDONOUGH
Field Unit Superintendent
Banff Field Unit

MELANIE KWONG
Field Unit Superintendent
Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit

GREG FENTON
Field Unit Superintendent
Jasper Field Unit

NICHOLAS IRVING
Field Unit Superintendent
Mount Revelstoke and Glacier Field Unit