Table 1a. Species included in the Multi-species Action Plan for Gros Morne National Park.
SpeciesCOSEWIC assessmentSARA statusProvincial status
Species for which this is a SARA action plan
Piping Plover - melodus subsp.EndangeredEndangeredEndangered
American Marten - Nfld pop.ThreatenedThreatenedThreatened
Red Crossbill - percna subsp.EndangeredEndangeredEndangered

 

Table 1b. Species included in the Multi-species Action Plan for Gros Morne National Park.
SpeciesCOSEWIC assessmentSARA statusProvincial status
Other endangered, threatened or extirpated species addressed in this document
Red Knot - rufa subsp.EndangeredEndangeredEndangered
Olive-sided FlycatcherThreatenedThreatenedThreatened
Little Brown MyotisEndangeredNot listedNot listed
Northern MyotisEndangeredNot listedNot listed

 

Table 1c. Species included in the Multi-species Action Plan for Gros Morne National Park.
SpeciesCOSEWIC assessmentSARA statusProvincial status
Species of special concern addressed in this document
Barrow's Goldeneye – east. pop.Special ConcernSpecial ConcernVulnerable
Harlequin Duck - eastern pop.Special ConcernSpecial ConcernVulnerable
Rusty BlackbirdSpecial ConcernSpecial ConcernVulnerable
Short-eared OwlSpecial ConcernSpecial ConcernVulnerable

 

Table 1d. Species included in the Multi-species Action Plan for Gros Morne National Park.
SpeciesCOSEWIC assessmentSARA statusProvincial status
Other species of conservation concern addressed in this document
Mountain FernNot assessedNot listedVulnerable
American EelThreatenedNot listedVulnerable
Gray-cheeked Thrush - Nfld pop.Not assessedNot listedThreatened

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Table 3a: Recovery measures for species at risk occurring in Gros Morne National Park. Measures are grouped by ecosystem indicator, as defined under the park’s ecological integrity monitoring program.
SpeciesMeasure numberMeasure descriptionDesired outcomeHow will progress toward the outcome be measured?Threat or recovery measure addressedTimeline
Coastal Ecosystem
Piping Plover1Reduce human disturbance of breeding plovers: Take steps to reduce disturbance of breeding plovers, including use of interpretive panels and signage to promote compliance with disturbance mitigation measures (e.g. dogs on leash) and, if warranted, area closures in the vicinity of nests coupled with signage to redirect visitors to nearby open beachesAnnual productivity is ≥1.65 chicks per pair per year (calculated as a 5 year running average)Each year productivity of each plover pair is monitored following Parks Canada's Piping Plover monitoring protocolReduce human disturbance of breeding pairs (Environment Canada 2012b)Ongoing
Red Knot2Visitor awareness about shorebird stopovers: Install interpretive panels and signage at Belldown's Point and other stopover sites identified in futureInformation on site importance to shorebirds and park regulations is available to visitors to stopover sites to encourage compliance and minimize human disturbanceAppropriate information panels and signage is in place at stopover sites and maintained through timeReduce human disturbance at stopover sites (a low-level threat in GMNP; see also Garland and Thomas 2009)Ongoing

 

Table 3b: Recovery measures for species at risk occurring in Gros Morne National Park. Measures are grouped by ecosystem indicator, as defined under the park’s ecological integrity monitoring program.
SpeciesMeasure numberMeasure descriptionDesired outcomeHow will progress toward the outcome be measured?Threat or recovery measure addressedTimeline
Forest Ecosystem
American Marten3Snaring Regulations: Develop initiatives to promote compliance with brass / picture cord snare wire regulations in GMNP and adjacent areasNo stainless steel snare wire is used in GMNPCompliance is monitored by field staff & park wardensReduce risk of incidental mortality during snowshoe hare snaring (high level threat; Environment Canada 2013)Ongoing
American Marten4Habitat Mapping: update GIS land cover maps for GMNP, then, in conjunction with island-wide efforts, use updated classification to map suitable and critical habitat for martenMarten habitat in GMNP is mapped by 2015(1) Updated GISlandcover data is available by 2015
(2) Map of suitable marten habitat is produced by 2016
Map critical habitat and other suitable habitat throughout GMNP2016
American Marten5Moose population management: Reduce moose populations and maintain them at the target density of 1-2 moose/ km²Moose population density is reduced by 2018 and is maintained at between 1 and 2 moose/km-sq by 2023Aircraft-based moose population surveys conducted at 5 year intervalsHabitat loss and degradation (Parks Canada 2011, Environment Canada 2013b)Ongoing
Little Brown Myotis & Northern Myotis6Bat Inventory: assess distribution and relative abundance of bats in GMNP using digital ultrasonic activity recordersThe distribution and relative abundance of bat species in GMNP is understood and a long-term bat monitoring protocol developed by 2016Data on the activity levels of bats, assessed by recording species-specific rates of calling, will be available and an associated report and monitoring protocol is availableClarify population status in GMNP2013–2016
Little Brown Myotis7Bat Best Management Practices: Develop and implement BMPs for maintenance of infrastructure used by roosting batsBat BMPs are available and in use by 2016BMPs are available by Spring 2016Protection of individuals and residences2016

 

Table 3c: Recovery measures for species at risk occurring in Gros Morne National Park. Measures are grouped by ecosystem indicator, as defined under the park’s ecological integrity monitoring program.
SpeciesMeasure numberMeasure descriptionDesired outcomeHow will progress toward the outcome be measured?Threat or recovery measure addressedTimeline
Freshwater Ecosystem
Barrow's Goldeneye8Breeding status of Barrow’s Goldeneye: Monitor use of nest boxes by Barrow's GoldeneyeBreeding status in GMNP is clarified by 201812 boxes were deployed in 2013; data and a report on occupancy of nest boxes by Barrow’s Goldeneye from 2014–2018 will be availableClarify breeding status in GMNP (medium priority research need; Environment Canada 2013a)As resources allow
American Eel9Mitigate barriers to fish passage: Implement BMPs for fish passage at road crossings when culverts are replaced during road maintenanceAll new / replaced culverts in GMNP are passable to eelsAssessment of proportion of culverts that are passable to fish following installation or replacementLoss of freshwater habitat due to anthropo-
genic barriers (Wildlife Division 2010a)
Ongoing

 

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