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.
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.
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) -
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
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.
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