Order Acknowledging Receipt of the Assessments Done Pursuant to Subsection 23(1) of the Act

Vol. 141, No. 10 -- May 16, 2007

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SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Order Acknowledging Receipt of the Assessments Done Pursuant to Subsection 23(1) of the Act

P.C. 2007-603 April 26, 2007

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, hereby acknowledges receipt of the assessments done pursuant to subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act (see footnote a) by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) with respect to the species set out in the annexed schedule.

SCHEDULE ENDANGERED SPECIES

MAMMALS

Kangaroo Rat, Ord's (Dipodomys ordii)
Rat kangourou d'Ord

Shrew, Pacific Water (Sorex bendirii)
Musaraigne de Bendire

BIRDS

Sparrow affinis subspecies, Vesper (Pooecetes gramineus affinis)
Bruant vespéral de la sous-espèce affinis

REPTILES

Turtle, Western Painted (Chrysemys picta bellii) Pacific Coast population
Tortue peinte de l'Ouest population de la côte du Pacifique

FISH

Cisco, Shortnose (Coregonus reighardi)
Cisco à museau court

Redhorse, Copper (Moxostoma hubbsi)
Chevalier cuivré

MOLLUSCS

Slug, Blue-grey Taildropper (Prophysaon coeruleum)
Limace-prophyse bleu-gris

ARTHROPODS

Borer, Aweme (Papaipema aweme)
Perce-tige d'Aweme

Duskywing, Eastern Persius (Erynnis persius persius)
Hespérie Persius de l'Est

Gold-edged Gem (Schinia avemensis)
Héliotin d'Aweme

Hairstreak, Half-moon (Satyrium semiluna)
Porte-queue demi-lune

Moth, Five-spotted Bogus Yucca (Prodoxus quinquepunctellus)
Fausse-teigne à cinq points du yucca

Moth, Non-pollinating Yucca (Tegeticula corruptrix)
Teigne tricheuse du yucca

PLANTS

Agalinis, Rough (Agalinis aspera)
Gérardie rude

Aster, Short-rayed Alkali (Symphyotrichum frondosum)
Aster feuillu

Birch, Cherry (Betula lenta)
Bouleau flexible

Columbo, American (Frasera caroliniensis)
Frasère de Caroline

Evening-primrose, Contorted-pod (Camissonia contorta)
Onagre à fruits tordus

Microseris, Coast (Microseris bigelovii)
Microséris de Bigelow

Spike-primrose, Brook (Epilobium torreyi)
Épilobe de Torrey

Woolly-heads, Dwarf (Psilocarphus brevissimus) Southern Mountain population
Psilocarphe nain population des montagnes du Sud

THREATENED SPECIES

BIRDS

Owl brooksi subspecies, Northern Saw-whet (Aegolius acadicus brooksi)
Petite Nyctale de la sous-espèce brooksi

Warbler, Golden-winged (Vermivora chrysoptera)
Paruline à ailes dorées

FISH

Redhorse, Black (Moxostoma duquesnei)
Chevalier noir

PLANTS

Goosefoot, Smooth (Chenopodium subglabrum)
Chénopode glabre

Quillwort, Bolander's (Isoetes bolanderi)
Isoète de Bolander

Willow, Green-scaled (Salix chlorolepis)
Saule à bractées vertes

SPECIES OF SPECIAL CONCERN

MAMMALS

Cottontail nuttallii subspecies, Nuttall's (Sylvilagus nuttallii nuttallii)
Lapin de Nuttall de la sous-espèce nuttallii

Whale, Bowhead (Balaena mysticetus) Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort population
Baleine boréale population des mers de Béring, des Tchouktches et de Beaufort

BIRDS

Longspur, McCown's (Calcarius mccownii)
Bruant de McCown

Waterthrush, Louisiana (Seiurus motacilla)
Paruline hochequeue

REPTILES

Turtle, Western Painted (Chrysemys picta bellii) Intermountain-Rocky Mountain population
Tortue peinte de l'Ouest population intramontagnarde - des Rocheuses

FISH

Cisco, Bering (Coregonus laurettae)
Cisco de l'Alaska

Kiyi, Upper Great Lakes (Coregonus kiyi kiyi)
Kiyi du secteur supérieur des Grands Lacs

Redhorse, River (Moxostoma carinatum)
Chevalier de rivière

Sculpin, Deepwater (Myoxocephalus thompsonii) Great Lakes - Western St. Lawrence populations
Chabot de profondeur populations des Grands Lacs - Ouest du Saint-Laurent

ARTHROPODS

Skipper, Sonora (Polites sonora)
Hespérie du Sonora

PLANTS

Woolly-heads, Dwarf (Psilocarphus brevissimus) Prairie population
Psilocarphe nain population des Prairies

LICHENS

Cryptic Paw (Nephroma occultum)
Lichen cryptique

Ghost Antler (Pseudevernia cladonia)
Panache

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order acknowledges receipt by the Governor in Council of the assessments of the status of 40 species done pursuant to paragraph 15(1)(a) and in accordance with subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). The purpose of SARAis to prevent wildlife species from being extirpated or becoming extinct, to provide for the recovery of wildlife species that are extirpated, endangered or threatened as a result of human activity and to manage species of special concern to prevent them from becoming endangered or threatened.

SARAprovides for assessments of indigenous Canadian wildlife species by establishing COSEWICas an independent scientific body. COSEWICmeets once or twice annually to review information collected on species and assigns each species to one of seven categories -- Extinct, Extirpated, Endangered, Threatened, Special Concern, Data Deficient or Not at Risk. Under subsection 27(1.1) of SARA, the Governor in Council, within nine months after receiving an assessment of the status of a species by COSEWIC, may review that assessment and may, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, accept the assessment and add the species to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk set out in Schedule 1 to SARA(the List), decide not to add the species to the List, or refer the matter back to COSEWICfor further information or consideration. Before making a recommendation in respect of aquatic species, the Minister of the Environment must consult with the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

The Order of the Governor in Council acknowledging receipt of COSEWIC's assessment on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment is the first step in this process. The 40 species that are the subject of this Order are species that the Minister of the Environment is considering for the purpose of their possible listing in Schedule 1 of SARAby the Governor in Council. These species were assessed as being extirpated, endangered, threatened, or of special concern at COSEWIC's November 2004, May 2005 and April 2006 meetings.

The Minister of the Environment will take into account the assessments of these species and will consult with the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans as competent minister for aquatic species, as well as provincial and territorial governments, Aboriginal peoples, wildlife management boards, stakeholders, and the Canadian public. Consultation documents have been prepared and circulated to stakeholder groups as well as posted on the Species at Risk Act Public Registry website www.sararegistry.gc.ca. Once the consultation process is complete, the Minister of Environment will make recommendations to the Governor in Council for the purpose of decisions made under subsection 27(1.1) of SARA.

Footnote a

S.C. 2002, c. 29