Critical Habitat of the Nooksack Dace (Rhinichthys cataractae ssp.) Order (SOR/2016-82)

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Critical Habitat of the Nooksack Dace (Rhinichthys cataractae ssp.) Order

SOR/2016-82

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Registration 2016-05-02

Critical Habitat of the Nooksack Dace (Rhinichthys cataractae ssp.) Order

Whereas the Nooksack dace (Rhinichthys cataractae ssp.) is a wildlife species that is listed as an endangered species in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk ActFootnote a;

Whereas the recovery strategy that identified the critical habitat of that species has been included in the Species at Risk Public Registry;

And whereas no portion of the critical habitat of that species that is specified in the annexed Order is in a place referred to in subsection 58(2) of that Act;

Therefore, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, pursuant to subsections 58(4) and (5) of the Species at Risk ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Critical Habitat of the Nooksack Dace (Rhinichthys cataractae ssp.) Order.

Ottawa, April 21, 2016

Hunter Tootoo
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
Le ministre des Pêches et des Océans

Application

 Subsection 58(1) of the Species at Risk Act applies to the critical habitat of the Nooksack dace (Rhinichthys cataractae ssp.), which is identified in the recovery strategy for that species that is included in the Species at Risk Public Registry.

  •  (1) For greater certainty, section 1 applies to that species’ critical habitat, which is located within the Bertrand Creek, Brunette River, Fishtrap Creek and Pepin Creek (also known as Pepin Brook) watersheds. More specifically, section 1 applies to the reaches within those watersheds that consist of or are known to have previously consisted of more than 10% riffle by length, to all the aquatic habitats within those reaches, including riffle and shallow pool habitats, and to the riparian reserve strips of native vegetation on both banks of those reaches for their entire lengths, as set out in Table 1 of the schedule and as illustrated in the maps that follow that table.

  • (2) The critical habitat of the species includes the key features and attributes set out in columns 4 and 5 of Table 2 of the schedule.

Coming into Force

 This Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

SCHEDULE(Section 2)

TABLE 1

Reaches Within the Watersheds and Riparian Reserve Strips that Constitute the Critical Habitat

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
ItemWatershedReach CodeFootnote for TABLE 1 Reaches Within the Watersheds and Riparian Reserve Strips that Constitute the Critical Habitat1Reach Length (m)Reach Start PointReach End PointWidth of Riparian Reserve Strip of Native Vegetation on Each Bank for Entire Reach Length (m)
1Bertrand CreekBTD12408latitude 49°00′07.96″ N, longitude 122°31′23.89″ Wlatitude 49°00′57.54″ N, longitude 122°31′22.84″ W30
2Bertrand CreekBTD21808latitude 49°00′57.54″ N, longitude 122°31′22.84″ Wlatitude 49°01′33.71″ N, longitude 122°31′36.06″ W25
3Bertrand CreekBTD3579latitude 49°01′33.71″ N, longitude 122°31′36.06″ Wlatitude 49°01′43.47″ N, longitude 122°31′43.65″ W25
4Bertrand CreekBTD41844latitude 49°01′43.47″ N, longitude 122°31′43.79″ Wlatitude 49°02′15.1″ N, longitude 122°32′02.71″ W30
5Bertrand CreekBTD5652latitude 49°02′15.1″ N, longitude 122°32′02.66″ Wlatitude 49°02′16.13″ N, longitude 122°31′32.48″ W30
6Bertrand CreekBTD6351latitude 49°02′16.17″ N, longitude 122°31′32.57″ Wlatitude 49°02′22.54″ N, longitude 122°31′19.8″ W30
7Bertrand CreekBTD7449latitude 49°02′22.54″ N, longitude 122°31′19.8″ Wlatitude 49°02′28.15″ N, longitude 122°31′02.32″ W20
8Bertrand CreekBTD81139latitude 49°02′28.15″ N, longitude 122°31′02.39″ Wlatitude 49°02′30.62″ N, longitude 122°30′12,88″ W25
9Bertrand CreekBTD91104latitude 49°02′30.64″ N, longitude 122°30′12.95″ Wlatitude 49°02′13.19″ N, longitude 122°29′32.8″ W20
10Bertrand CreekBTD13356latitude 49°02′18.89″ N, longitude 122°28′02.9″ Wlatitude 49°02′28.89″ N, longitude 122°27′57.39″ W25
11Bertrand CreekBTD17616latitude 49°03′11.45″ N, longitude 122°27′48.88″ Wlatitude 49°03′28.69″ N, longitude 122°27′58.91″ W15
12Bertrand CreekBTD18637latitude 49°03′28.65″ N, longitude 122°27′59″ Wlatitude 49°03′33.6″ N, longitude 122°28′23.27″ W20
13Brunette RiverBRN23702latitude 49°14′01.47″ N, longitude 122°52′48.62″ Wlatitude 49°14′52.46″ N, longitude 122°55′00.98″ W30
14Brunette RiverBRN5517latitude 49°14′27.77″ N, longitude 122°57′45.31″ Wlatitude 49°14′18.66″ N, longitude 122°58′05.36″ W15
15Brunette RiverBRN161615latitude 49°14′36.82″ N, longitude 122°56′06.59″ Wlatitude 49°15′19.07″ N, longitude 122°56′34.77″ W15
16Brunette RiverBRN17725latitude 49°15′19.07″ N, longitude 122°56′34.77″ Wlatitude 49°15′39.14″ N, longitude 122°56′24.4″ W15
17Brunette RiverBRN202362latitude 49°14′49.05″ N, longitude 122°54′31.94″ Wlatitude 49°15′46.53″ N, longitude 122°53′50.68″ W15
18Brunette RiverBRN211052latitude 49°15′46.52″ N, longitude 122°53′50.66″ Wlatitude 49°16′10.32″ N, longitude 122°53′26.92″ W10
19Brunette RiverBRN27500latitude 49°15′54.63″ N, longitude 122°53′53.26″ Wlatitude 49°16′09.6″ N, longitude 122°53′54.38″ W10
20Brunette RiverBRN33665latitude 49°14′10.05″ N, longitude 122°56′02.82″ Wlatitude 49°13′52.55″ N, longitude 122°55′54.79″ W10
21Brunette RiverBRN36279latitude 49°14′08.29″ N, longitude 122°56′03.09″ Wlatitude 49°13′59.85″ N, longitude 122°56′06.6″ W10
22Fishtrap CreekFTP11984latitude 49°00′08.09″ N, longitude 122°24′24.82″ Wlatitude 49°01′02.45″ N, longitude 49°01′02.45″ W30
23Fishtrap CreekFTP21239latitude 49°01′02.63″ N, longitude 122°24′14.62″ Wlatitude 49°01′29.22″ N, longitude 122°23′42.31″ W30
24Fishtrap CreekFTP3962latitude 49°01′29.15″ N, longitude 122°23′42.18″ Wlatitude 49°01′27.53″ N, longitude 122°23′04.31″ W
  • (a) left bank: 15

  • (b) right bank: 20

25Fishtrap CreekFTP4460latitude 49°01′27.56″ N, longitude 122°23′04.36″ Wlatitude 49°01′40.21″ N, longitude 122°22′57.51″ W20
26Fishtrap CreekFTP51300latitude 49°01′40.18″ N, longitude 122°22′57.51″ Wlatitude 49°02′20.63″ N, longitude 122°22′50.49″ W20
27Fishtrap CreekFTP6458latitude 49°02′20.65″ N, longitude 122°22′50.35″ Wlatitude 49°02′34.05″ N, longitude 122°22′44.6″ W15
28Fishtrap CreekFTP10282latitude 49°03′05.78″ N, longitude 122°21′54.74″ Wlatitude 49°03′11.49″ N, longitude 122°21′50.08″ W15
29Fishtrap CreekFTP111251latitude 49°03′11.49″ N, longitude 122°21′50.08″ Wlatitude 49°03′43.72″ N, longitude 122°22′13.03″ W15
30Fishtrap CreekFTP12476latitude 49°03′43.7″ N, longitude 122°22′13.07″ Wlatitude 49°03′58.17″ N, longitude 122°22′07.89″ W10
31Pepin CreekPEP1191latitude 49°00′08.34″ N, longitude 122°28′26.11″ Wlatitude 49°00′08.57″ N, longitude 122°28′16.9″ W20
32Pepin CreekPEP2926latitude 49°00′08.57″ N, longitude 122°28′16.9″ Wlatitude 49°00′34.25″ N, longitude 122°28′14.93″ W15
33Pepin CreekPEP5540latitude 49°00′41.61″ N, longitude 122°28′06.16″ Wlatitude 49°00′47.19″ N, longitude 122°27′41.86″ W30
34Pepin CreekPEP8326latitude 49°01′00.9″ N, longitude 122°26′35.68″ Wlatitude 49°01′03.37″ N, longitude 122°26′22.49″ W30
35Pepin CreekPEP17669latitude 49°01′01.29″ N, longitude 122°26′29.16″ Wlatitude 49°01′20.22″ N, longitude 122°26′28.5″ W20
36Pepin CreekPEP18263latitude 49°01′20.22″ N, longitude 122°26′28.5″ Wlatitude 49°01′27.43″ N, longitude 122°26′30.39″ W10

Maps

Map 1: Critical Habitat — Bertrand Creek Watershed

Map 1 is a map of the Bertrand Creek watershed in Township of Langley, British Columbia that indicates the locations of stream reaches that have been identified as critical habitat for Nooksack dace in the Recovery Strategy for the Nooksack dace in Canada (2008). In the identified reaches, critical habitat includes all aquatic habitats as well as riparian reserve strips of native vegetation on each side of the stream. The riparian reserve strips of native vegetation extend from the top of the bank on each side of the stream to the widths specified by the symbol used to identify the reach on the map. The coordinates for the start and end point of each critical habitat reach and the widths specified for the riparian reserve strips associated with each reach are listed in Table 1. Reaches on the map are labelled with codes that correspond to codes used to identify the reach in Table 1.

Map 2: Critical Habitat — Brunette River Watershed

Map 2 is a map of the Brunette River watershed in Burnaby, New Westminster and Coquitlam, British Columbia that indicates the locations of stream reaches that have been identified as critical habitat for Nooksack dace in the Recovery Strategy for the Nooksack dace in Canada (2008). In the identified reaches, critical habitat includes all aquatic habitats as well as riparian reserve strips of native vegetation on each side of the stream. The riparian reserve strips of native vegetation extend from the top of the bank on each side of the stream to the widths specified by the symbol used to identify the reach on the map. The coordinates for the start and end point of each critical habitat reach and the widths specified for the riparian reserve strips associated with each reach are listed in Table 1. Reaches on the map are labelled with codes that correspond to codes used to identify the reach in Table 1.

Map 3: Critical Habitat — Fishtrap Creek Watershed

Map 3 is a map of the Fishtrap Creek watershed in Abbotsford, British Columbia that indicates the locations of stream reaches that have been identified as critical habitat for Nooksack dace in the Recovery Strategy for the Nooksack dace in Canada (2008). In the identified reaches, critical habitat includes all aquatic habitats as well as riparian reserve strips of native vegetation on each side of the stream. The riparian reserve strips of native vegetation extend from the top of the bank on each side of the stream to the widths specified by the symbol used to identify the reach on the map. The coordinates for the start and end point of each critical habitat reach and the widths specified for the riparian reserve strips associated with each reach are listed in Table 1. Reaches on the map are labelled with codes that correspond to codes used to identify the reach in Table 1.

Map 4: Critical Habitat — Pepin Creek Watershed

Map 4 is a map of the Pepin Creek watershed in the Township of Langley and City of Abbotsford, British Columbia that indicates the locations of stream reaches that have been identified as critical habitat for Nooksack dace in the Recovery Strategy for the Nooksack dace in Canada (2008). In the identified reaches, critical habitat includes all aquatic habitats as well as riparian reserve strips of native vegetation on each side of the stream. The riparian reserve strips of native vegetation extend from the top of the bank on each side of the stream to the widths specified by the symbol used to identify the reach on the map. The coordinates for the start and end point of each critical habitat reach and the widths specified for the riparian reserve strips associated with each reach are listed in Table 1. Reaches on the map are labelled with codes that correspond to codes used to identify the reach in Table 1.

TABLE 2

Key Features and Attributes of the Critical Habitat

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5
ItemGeographic LocationLife StageFunctionFeaturesAttributes
1Reaches within Bertrand Creek, Brunette River, Fishtrap Creek and Pepin Creek watershedsAdult and juvenileSpawning, nursery, rearing and feedingRiparian habitat
  •  
    Native riparian vegetation that is continuous for the entire length of the reach and extends laterally (inland) from the top of the bank to a width equal to the widest zone of sensitivity (calculated using methods consistent with those used under the British Columbia Riparian Areas Regulation) in order to:
  •  
    protect the integrity of aquatic features such as riffle and shallow pool habitat
  •  
    provide large and small woody debris
  •  
    provide localized bank stability
  •  
    provide shade to buffer instream temperatures
  •  
    provide terrestrial insect input
  •  
    limit entry of additional nutrients
2Reaches within Bertrand Creek, Brunette River, Fishtrap Creek and Pepin Creek watershedsAdultSpawning (April – July)Riffle habitat
  •  
    Loose gravel and cobble substrates
  •  
    Sufficient water velocity (> 0.25 m/s) and flow to support riffles
  •  
    Dissolved oxygen (≥ 5 mg/L)
  •  
    Little or no additional sediment
  •  
    Few or no additional nutrients
  •  
    Adequate quantity and quality of food supply (e.g. riffle-dwelling insects)
3Reaches within Bertrand Creek, Brunette River, Fishtrap Creek and Pepin Creek watershedsJuvenileNursery and rearingShallow pool habitat
  •  
    Water depth of 10 – 20 cm
  •  
    Sand, mud or leaf litter substrates
  •  
    Adequate quantity and quality of food supply (e.g. chironomid pupae and ostracods)
  •  
    Location beside riffle habitats
  •  
    Dissolved oxygen (≥ 5 mg/L)
  •  
    Little or no additional sediment
  •  
    Few or no additional nutrients
4Reaches within Bertrand Creek, Brunette River, Fishtrap Creek and Pepin Creek watershedsJuvenileFeedingShallow pool habitat
  •  
    Water depth of 10 – 20 cm
  •  
    Sand, mud or leaf litter substrates
  •  
    Adequate quantity and quality of food supply (e.g. chironomid pupae and ostracods)
  •  
    Location beside riffle habitats
  •  
    Dissolved oxygen (≥ 5 mg/L)
  •  
    Little or no additional sediment
  •  
    Few or no additional nutrients
Adult and juvenileRiffle habitat
  •  
    Loose gravel and cobble substrates
  •  
    Sufficient water velocity (> 0.25 m/s) and flow to support riffles
  •  
    Dissolved oxygen (≥ 5 mg/L)
  •  
    Little or no additional sediment
  •  
    Few or no additional nutrients
  •  
    Adequate quantity and quality of food supply (e.g. riffle-dwelling insects)
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