PARKS CANADA AGENCY

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Description of critical habitat of American Marten in Gros Morne National Park of Canada and Terra Nova National Park of Canada

The American Marten (Martes americana atrata), Newfoundland population, is a species listed on Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act as threatened. The American Marten is a member of the weasel family that is slightly smaller than a house cat and lives in forested habitats. The Recovery Strategy for the American Marten (Martes americana atrata), Newfoundland population, in Canada (www.sararegistry.gc.ca/species/speciesDetails_e.cfm?sid=134) identifies critical habitat for the species in a number of areas, including two 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 American Marten, Newfoundland 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 federally protected areas: Gros Morne National Park of Canada and Terra Nova National Park of Canada, who’s boundaries are described in Schedule 1 to the Canada National Parks Act.

August 2, 2014

GEOFF HANCOCK
Field Unit Superintendent
Newfoundland West and Labrador Field Unit

BILL BRAKE
Field Unit Superintendent
Newfoundland East Field Unit