Description of critical habitat for Alberta populations of Westslope Cutthroat Trout in Banff National Park of Canada

The Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi), Alberta populations, is a freshwater fish listed on Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act as threatened. There are 14 subspecies of cutthroat trout that are generally recognized, but Westslope Cutthroat Trout is the only subspecies native to the province of Alberta. The Recovery Strategy for the Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi), Alberta populations in Canada is available on the Species at Risk Public Registry. The recovery strategy identifies critical habitat for Westslope Cutthroat Trout in a number of locations, including 10 areas within Banff National Park of Canada.

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to subsection 58(2) of the Species at Risk Act, that 90 days after the date of publication of this notice, subsection 58(1) of the Act will apply to the critical habitat of Alberta populations of Westslope Cutthroat Trout -- identified in the recovery strategy for that species that is included in the Species at Risk Public Registry -- that is located within Banff National Park of Canada, the boundaries of which are described in Schedule 1 to the Canada National Parks Act.

June 28, 2014

DAVE McDONOUGH
Field Unit Superintendent
Banff Field Unit

MELANIE KWONG
Field Unit Superintendent
Lake Louise, Yoho and Kootenay Field Unit