Cottage Information

 

 

Species at Risk

The Elliot Lake area is blessed with rich habitat for an abundant species of wildlife.

 

During the Natural Heritage Assessments, that were performed prior to any development, habit

 

was identified that could sustain a number of species at risk. This is good news as you may be

 

able to observe some species that are becoming a rare site. You now also have the responsibly to

 

help these creatures survive.

 

Familiarize yourself with the Endangered Species Act. You may unwittingly be violating laws

 

that carry stiff penalties.

 

Preamble: http://www.ec.gc.ca/alef-ewe/default.asp?lang=en&n=ED2FFC37-1

 

The Act: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/S-15.3/

 

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry tracks species at risk. You can use a handy

 

online form to report your sightings to the Natural Heritage Information Centre.

 

https://www.ontario.ca/environment-and-energy/report-rare-species-animals-and-plants

 

Photographs with specific locations or mapping coordinates are always helpful.

 

If you find a species at risk on your land, you may be eligible for stewardship programs that

 

support the protection and recovery of species at risk and their habitats.

 

The next page shows Species at Risk that have been identified in the Sault Ste Marie District.

 

Following that are some species that have been identified in this area, their preferred habitat and

 

what you can do to prevent disturbance or enhance their habitat.

Sault Ste. Marie District Species at Risk (March 17, 2015)

At Risk Status - Endangered (END), Threatened (THR), Special Concern (SC)

 

Species Common Name

 

Species At Risk in

 

Ontario - (SARO)

 

Species at Risk Act

 

(Federal Listing) -

 

(SARA)

 

American Chestnut END END

 

American Eel END No Status

 

Butternut END END

 

Cougar or Mountain Lion END Data Deficient

 

Eastern Small-footed Myotis END No Status

 

Golden Eagle END Not At Risk

 

Henslow's Sparrow END END

 

Hickorynut END No Status

 

King Rail END END

 

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Kirtland's Warbler END END

 

Little Brown Myotis END No Status

 

Loggerhead Shrike END END

 

Northern Myotis END No Status

 

Redside Dace END SC

 

Shortnose Cisco END END

 

Wood Turtle END THR

 

American White Pelican THR Not At Risk

 

Bank Swallow THR No Status

 

Barn Swallow THR No Status

 

Blanding's Turtle THR THR

 

Bobolink THR No Status

 

Chimney Swift THR THR

 

Eastern Meadowlark THR No Status

 

Flooded Jellyskin THR THR

 

Lake Sturgeon (Great Lakes - Upper St.

 

Lawrence population)

 

THR No Status

 

Least Bittern THR THR

 

Massasauga Rattlesnake THR THR

 

Shortjaw Cisco THR THR

 

Whip-poor-will THR No Status

 

Bald Eagle SC Not At Risk

 

Black Tern SC Not At Risk

 

Canada Warbler SC THR

 

Cerulean Warbler SC SC

 

Common Five-lined Skink SC SC

 

Common Nighthawk SC THR

 

Eastern Wolf SC SC

 

Eastern Wood-Peewee SC No Status

 

Golden-winged Warbler SC THR

 

Milksnake SC SC

 

Monarch Butterfly SC SC

 

Northern Brook Lamprey SC SC

 

Olive-sided Flycatcher SC THR

 

Peregrine Falcon SC SC

 

Red-headed Woodpecker SC THR