Consultation on Amending the List of Species under the Species at Risk Act: Terrestrial Species – December 2013 – Long Descriptions

Source document: Consultation on Amending the List of Species under the Species at Risk Act: Terrestrial Species – December 2013

1. Long description for Canadian range of American Badger – taxus subspecies map:

Map of the range of the Taxus designatable unit of the American Badger in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. A stippled area in the Rainy River ecoregion of northwestern Ontario occasionally has badger of the same subspecies. Part of the range of the jeffersonii designatable unit is shown to the west, beginning at the Rocky Mountains.

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2. Long description for North American and Mesoamerican breeding and wintering distribution of Bank Swallow map:

Map illustrating the North American and Mesoamerican breeding range and wintering range of the Bank Swallow. The species' breeding range is represented by a shaded area that stretches across most of Canada except northern and western British Columbia, most of the northern Northwest Territories, all of Nunavut, the far northern parts of Manitoba, Quebec and Labrador as well as the Ontario shore along Hudson Bay. The species' breeding range extends into the southeastern part of Newfoundland and most of the U.S. state of Alaska. In the continental United States, the breeding range stretches from New England, including all of Pennsylvania, Delaware and parts of Maryland, east throughout most of the mid-west states all the way to Washington, Oregon and northeastern California but excluding the entire Pacific coast, the south western states, Texas and the southeastern states. A relatively small and isolated pocket of the breeding range exists on either side of the southeastern part of the Mexican-American border. The species' wintering range is represented by an shaded area restricted to two regions. The first is a narrow swath along the central Pacific coast of Mexico and the second is a small pocket at the southeastern tip of the isthmus of Panama on either side of the Panama-Colombia border.

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3. Long description for Canadian range of Crooked-stem Aster map:

Map of the Canadian range of the Crooked-stem Aster in southwestern Ontario. The species is known from Elgin County and one site in Haldimand-Norfolk Regional Municipality. Sites in Oxford and Middlesex counties are apparently extirpated. All Canadian occurrences are within about 20 kilometres of Lake Erie in the Norfolk and Bothwell sand plains in the Carolinian Forest Region. Occurrences are associated with Kettle Creek, Big Otter Creek, Catfish Creek, and several smaller streams.

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4. Long description for Canadian range and sightings of the Eastern Musk Turtle map:

Map illustrating the Canadian range and sightings of the Eastern Musk Turtle. The majority of recent sightings (those after 1986) occur along the shores of Georgia Bay in Parry Sound, Muskoka and Simcoe counties and in the area between the Quebec border and eastern Lake Ontario. Isolated recent sightings occur in the counties of Toronto, Hamilton, Lambton, Essex and Chatham-Kent counties. A recent sighting is also reported from the upper Richelieu River in southern Quebec. Historical sightings (those prior to 1986) generally mirror recent sightings but also include reports from the northern shore of Georgia Bay, Long Point Provincial Park and Niagara county..

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5. Long description for Canadian breeding range of the Eastern Wood-pewee map:

Map of the Canadian breeding range of the Eastern Wood-pewee in south-central and southeastern Canada. The breeding range extends from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia west through southern Quebec and north to Haute Cote-Nord, the Gaspé peninsula and îles-de-la-Madeleine. Breeding occurs across most of southern Ontario north to Slate Falls to the west and Moose River to the east. In the prairies, the Eastern Wood-pewee breeds in southern Manitoba north to Duck Mountain Provincial Park, and southeastern Saskatchewan.

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6. Long description for Fernald’s Braya map:

Map showing the distribution of Fernald’s Braya populations on the Great Northern Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland and their level of disturbance.

Anthropogencially degradedUndisturbedContains both disturbance typesHistoric Sites
Green Island BrookAnchor Point EastPort au Choix National Historic SiteIce Point
Watt’s Point SouthAnchor Point WestWatt’s Point Ecological ReserveSavage Cove
Watt’s BightShoal CoveLower Cove 
Cook’s PointFour Mile CoveCook’s Harbour South 
Burnt Cape Ecological ReserveBig Brook  
 Boat Harbour  
 Cape Norman  

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7. Long description for Global and Canadian range of Georgia Basin Bog Spider map:

Map of the global range of the Georgia Basin Bog Spider (hatched area) in the Gulf Islands, Puget Sound and Georgia Basin area of extreme southwestern British Columbia and adjacent Washington State. Locations of 15 records are indicated by black dots.

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8. Long description for Global and Canadian range of Gibson's Big Sand Tiger Beetle map:

Map of the global ranges of subspecies of Big Sand Tiger Beetles in North America. Records of Gibson’s Big Sand Tiger Beetle, C. f. gibsoni, are indicated by red dots. Subspecies’ ranges are indicated as follows: C. f. gibsoni, pink shading; C. f. formosa, diagonal hatching upwards from left to right; C. f. generosa, diagonal hatching downwards from left to right; C. f. pigmentosignata, dots; C. f. rutilovirescens, grey shading. The global distribution of Gibson’s Big Sand Tiger Beetle is restricted to three disjunct areas along the western periphery of the range of C. formosa. The subspecies is found in southwestern Saskatchewan and adjacent Alberta; northwestern Colorado near Maybell in Moffat County; and southwestern Montana in Beaverhead County. Approximately 94 percent of the global range of the Gibson’s Big Sand Tiger Beetle occurs in Canada.

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9. Long description for Canadian distribution of the Greenish-white Grasshopper map:

Map showing sites where the Greenish-white Grasshopper has been recorded in the southern Canadian Prairies, excepting sites near Winnipeg and Brandon.

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10. Long description for the Global and Canadian distribution of the Haida Gwaii Slug map:

Map illustrating the global and Canadian distribution of Haida Gwaii slug. On a base map of British Columbia, records of the species occur throughout most of Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) with the exception of the northern end of the archipelago. One single record occurs at Brooks Peninsula in northwestern Vancouver Island.

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11. Long description for Global and Canadian distribution of Hairy Braya in the Northwest Territories map:

Map illustrating the global and Canadian distribution of the Hairy Braya. On a base map of Cape Bathurst along the Beaufort Sea and Admundsen Gulf in the northern Northwest Territories, sub-populations are represented. One sub-population estimated at more than 10,000 individuals occurs 15 km north of Harrowby Bay with several adjacent sub-populations estimated at less than 50 to 100 individuals. A threatened sub-population is reported 10 km west of the latter and is estimated to contain 300 individuals. A cluster of many sub-populations estimated at between 100 and 300 individuals occur at the northern tip of Cape Bathurst. Three of these are considered threatened. Two sub-populations occur in the Baillie Islands, one of which is estimated at 300 individuals and the second at less than 50 individuals.

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12. Long description for Global range and Canadian range extent of Island Tiger Moth map:

Map illustrating the global and Canadian range of the Island Tiger Moth. On a base map of the southern part of Vancouver Island and the mainland of southwestern British Columbia, recent records, historical records and null search sites are represented. Among recent records, one is reported from Savary Island, in the Strait of Georgia, another just south of Courtenay on Vancouver Island, another in Sandy Island Marine Provincial Park, and one near Nanoose Bay. Historic records are clustered around southeastern Vancouver Island, with two records occurring near Courtney. Null search sites are found along the central western coast of Vancouver Island, southeastern Vancouver Island, around Courtney, near the City of Vancouver and in proximity of the border with the United States. In addition, a recent record is reported from Orca Island in the State of Washington.

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13. Long description for Historical and contemporary occurrence records of Massasauga map:

Map illustrating the Canadian distribution of the Massassauga. On a base map of southern Ontario, recent and historical observations of this species are represented. The bulk of recent observations occur in the Bruce Peninsula and along the eastern and northern shore of Georgian Bay. A few recent observations are reported from the western and eastern extremities of Lake Erie in Ontario. Historical observations generally overlap with recent observations. However, the exceptions are the historical observations between the eastern and western edges of Lake Erie.

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14. Long description for Molted Duskywing (Boreal population) map:

Map illustrating the Canadian records of the Mottled Duskywing (Boreal population). On a base map of southeastern Manitoba, most records are reported south of Highway 1 and east of Steinbach, although several records do occur north of Highway 1 in Whiteshell Provincial Park.

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15. Long description for Molted Duskywing (Great Lakes Plains population) map:

Map illustrating the Canadian records of the Mottled Duskywing (Boreal population). On a base map of southeastern Manitoba, most records are reported south of Highway 1 and east of Steinbach, although several records do occur north of Highway 1 in Whiteshell Provincial Park.

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16. Long description for Distribution of Plymouth Gentian within the lower Tusket River valley, Nova Scotia map:

Map of the distribution of Plymouth Gentian within the lower Tusket River valley. Water downstream marked from Raynards and Gavels lakes represents unsuitable habitat (saline or brackish waters below Tusket Falls and dam-controlled reservoirs above Tusket Falls).

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18. Long description for Canadian distribution of Silky Beach Pea map:

Map illustrating the Canadian distribution of the Silky Beach Pea. On a base map of western British Columbia, extant populations, transient populations or long-established populations are represented. Three extant populations are reported in northeastern Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands), two along the western shore of Vancouver Island, and one at its southeastern tip near Victoria. One transient population is reported in northern Haida Gwaii, another at the northwestern tip of Vancouver Island, one on the mainland along the Strait of Georgia and another on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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19. Long description for Canadian range of Spiked Saxifrage map:

Map illustrating the potential Canadian range of the Spiked Saxifrage. On a base map of western Yukon and a small portion of Alaska, six extant populations, all reported to occur within the Klondike Plateau Ecoregion, are represented.  Along the Yukon River basin, populations are reported from Snow Creek, Fourth Creek, Spicata Creek and Donahue Creek. In the southwestern corner of the Ecoregion, near the White River, two populations are reported from Sanpete Creek and Dry Creek.

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20. Long description for Canadian distribution of all occurrences of Western Tiger Salamander map:

Map illustrating the Canadian distribution of the Western Tiger Salamander (both the Southern Mountains and Prairies designatable units are included). On a base map of central and western Canada, occurrences of the species are represented. Occurrences of the Southern Mountains designatable unit are reported only from a restricted area along the U.S. border in south-central British Columbia. The Prairies designatable unit occurrences are spread over a broad area through Alberta south of Edmonton, most of southern and central Saskatchewan, and southwestern Manitoba all the way to Winnipeg.

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21. Long description for Current Canadian breeding range of the Wood Thrush map:

Map of the Canadian breeding range of the Wood Thrush. The species breeds in southeastern Canada including Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. More specifically, its breeding range extends throughout southern Ontario north continuously to northern Georgian Bay and eastern Lake Superior, and locally northward to Timiskaming District. In Quebec, it nests in most of the St. Lawrence Valley Lowlands north to Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean and Gaspé, and also in the Laurentians, Outaouais and Abitibi and Temiscamingue. Wood Thrushes nest throughout New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, except for Cape Breton Island. Reports of isolated nesting and unpaired individuals extend north to southern Cape Breton Island, northern New Brunswick, and southern Manitoba.

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