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.

 
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