Description of critical habitat of Eastern Ribbonsnake, Atlantic population in Kejimkujik National Park of Canada

The Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus), Atlantic population is a species listed on Schedule 1 of the Species at Risk Act as threatened. The Eastern Ribbonsnake is a small, slender, semi-aquatic snake, which can be recognized by the three bright yellow stripes that run along the length of their dark body: one on each side and one along the back. The Recovery Strategy for the Eastern Ribbonsnake (Thamnophis sauritus), Atlantic population in Canada (www.sararegistry.gc.ca/species/speciesDetails_e.cfm?sid=728#docs) identifies critical habitat for the species in a number of areas, including a federally protected area.

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 this publication, to the critical habitat of the Eastern Ribbonsnake -- identified in the recovery strategy for that species in the Species at Risk Public Registry -- that is located within the following federally protected area: Kejimkujik National Park of Canada, whose boundaries are described in Schedule 1 of the Canada National Parks Act. For greater certainty, the location of critical habitat parcels within this national park is indicated in the high resolution map of critical habitat associated with the species’ recovery strategy.

April 9, 2014

ÉRIC LE BEL
Acting Field Unit Superintendent
Mainland Nova Scotia Field Unit