Description of critical habitat of the inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon in Fundy National Park of Canada

PARKS CANADA AGENCY

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Description of critical habitat of the inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon in Fundy National Park of Canada

The inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is a species listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act as endangered. Critical habitat for the inner Bay of Fundy (iBoF) Atlantic salmon is identified within the Recovery Strategy for the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), inner Bay of Fundy populations.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to subsection 58(2) of the Species at Risk Act, critical habitat of the iBoF Atlantic salmon in Fundy National Park of Canada is described as all habitat accessible to iBoF Atlantic salmon within the sections of the Point Wolfe River, Bennett Brook, Hueston Brook, Upper Salmon River, Forty Five River and Broad River as described below. The biophysical attributes of iBoF Atlantic salmon freshwater critical habitat include the following: riffles, runs, and staging or holding pools found below complete natural barriers (i.e. waterfalls).

Critical habitat for iBoF Atlantic salmon in Fundy National Park of Canada is located within two distinct sites. The first site is comprised of a segment of the Point Wolfe River and two of its tributaries (672_1, see below). The second site is comprised of a segment of Upper Salmon River and two of its tributaries (672_2, see below). Site numbers are based on the unique Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) species identification number for the iBoF Atlantic salmon (672), and critical habitat parcel number. Further details regarding iBoF Atlantic salmon critical habitat (including a map) can be found at the Species at Risk Public Registry Web site. All coordinates refer to the North American Datum of 1983, Zone 20. All references to maps refer to the National Topographic Series (NTS) maps.

Site 672_1

Point Wolfe River (as identified on NTS map 21H/11, edition 4, published in 1997)

Commencing at the high tide mark on the Point Wolfe River; thence in a northwesterly direction to its intersection with the Fundy National Park boundary, found at the extension of a line between two points on either side of the river, commencing at Northing 335271 metres and Easting 5050559 metres and ending at Northing 335293 metres and Easting 5050567 metres.

Hueston Brook (as identified on NTS map 21H/11, edition 4, published in 1997)

Commencing at the confluence of Hueston Brook and Point Wolfe River; thence in an easterly direction ending at Herring Cove Road, found at the extension of a line between two points on either side of the brook, commencing at Northing 343552 metres and Easting 5047255 metres and ending at Northing 343564 metres and Easting 5047253 meters.

Bennett Brook (as identified on NTS map 21H/11, edition 4, published in 1997)

Commencing at the confluence of Point Wolfe River and Bennett Brook; thence in a northerly direction to Bennett Brook Falls.

Site 672_2

Upper Salmon River (as identified on NTS map 21H/10, edition 4, published in 1997)

Commencing at the confluence of the Upper Salmon River and Lake Brook; thence in a northerly direction to the intersection of the Forty Five River and Broad River.

Forty Five River (as identified on NTS map 21H/10, edition 4, published in 1997)

Commencing at the confluence of the Upper Salmon River and Forty Five River; thence in a northeasterly direction to Match Factory Falls.

Broad River (as identified on NTS map 21H/10, edition 4, published in 1997)

Commencing at the confluence of the Broad River and Forty Five River; thence in a northwesterly direction ending at Broad River Falls, found at the extension of a line between two points on either side of the river, commencing at Northing 345080 meters and Easting 5058580 meters and ending at Northing 345091 metres and Easting 5058593 metres.

July 20, 2010

BLAIR PARDY
Field Unit Superintendent
New Brunswick South Field Unit

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