Vol. 138, No. 9 -- May 5, 2004

SI/2004-48 5 May, 2004


Order Acknowledging Receipt of the Assessments Done Pursuant to Subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act

P.C. 2004-413 21 April, 2004

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, hereby acknowledges receipt of the assessments done pursuant to subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act (see footnote a) by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) with respect to the species enumerated in the Annex to this Order.




Gophersnake, Pacific (Pituophis catenifer catenifer)

Couleuvre à nez mince du Pacifique

Turtle, Pacific Pond(Actinemys marmorata)

Tortue de l'Ouest


Snail, Puget Oregonian(Cryptomastix devia)

Escargot du Puget


Moss, Incurved Grizzled (Ptychomitrium incurvum)

Ptychomitre à feuilles incurvées



Mole, Townsend's(Scapanus townsendii)

Taupe de Townsend

Whale, Blue(Balaenoptera musculus)Atlantic population

Rorqual bleu population de l'Atlantique

Whale, Blue(Balaenoptera musculus)Pacific population

Rorqual bleu population du Pacifique

Whale, North Atlantic Right (Eubalaena glacialis)

Baleine noire de l'Atlantique Nord

Whale, Sei(Balaenoptera borealis)Pacific population

Rorqual boréal population du Pacifique

Wolverine(Gulo gulo)Eastern population

Carcajou population de l'Est


Screech-owl macfarlanei subspecies, Western (Megascops kennicottii macfarlanei)

Petit-duc des montagnes de la sous-espèce macfarlanei


Racer, Blue(Coluber constrictor foxii)

Couleuvre agile bleue


Dace, Speckled(Rhinichthys osculus)

Naseux moucheté

Madtom, Northern (Noturus stigmosus)

Chat-fou du Nord

Salmon, Sockeye(Oncorhynchus nerka)Cultus population

Saumon sockeye (saumon rouge) population Cultus

Salmon, Sockeye(Oncorhynchus nerka)Sakinaw population

Saumon sockeye (saumon rouge) population Sakinaw

Shiner, Pugnose(Notropis anogenus)

Méné camus

Stickleback, Benthic Enos Lake(Gasterosteus sp.)

Épinoche benthique du lac Enos

Stickleback, Limnetic Enos Lake (Gasterosteus sp.)

Épinoche limnétique du lac Enos

Sucker, Salish(Catostomus sp.)

Meunier de Salish


Metalmark, Mormon(Apodemia mormo)Southern Mountain population

Mormon population des montagnes du Sud

Moth, Yucca(Tegeticula yuccasella)

Teigne du yucca


Forestsnail, Oregon(Allogona townsendiana)

Escargot-forestier de Townsend

Hickorynut, Round (Obovaria subrotunda)

Obovarie ronde

Kidneyshell(Ptychobranchus fasciolaris)

Ptychobranche réniforme


Catchfly, Coastal Scouler's (Silene scouleri grandis)

Grand silène de Scouler

Fringed-Orchid, Eastern Prairie (Platanthera leucophaea)

Platanthère blanchâtre de l'Est

Grass, Forked Three-awned (Aristida basiramea)

Aristide à rameaux basilaires

Lipocarpha, Small-flowered (Lipocarpha micrantha)

Lipocarphe à petites fleurs

Lupine, Streambank (Lupinus rivularis)

Lupin des ruisseaux

Rush, Kellogg's(Juncus kelloggii)

Jonc de Kellogg

Sand-verbena, Small-flowered (Tripterocalyx micranthus)

Abronie à petites fleurs

Triteleia, Howell's (Triteleia howellii)

Tritéléia de Howell

Violet, Bird's-foot(Viola pedata)

Violette pédalée


Lichen, Boreal Felt(Erioderma pedicellatum)Atlantic population

Érioderme boréal population de l'Atlantique


Moss, Margined Streamside (Scouleria marginata)

Scoulérie à feuilles marginées

Moss, Silver Hair(Fabronia pusilla)

Fabronie naine

Moss, Spoon-leaved(Bryoandersonia illecebra)

Andersonie charmante



Fox, Grey(Urocyon cinereoargenteus)

Renard gris

Whale, Humpback(Megaptera novaeangliae)North Pacific population

Rorqual à bosse population du Pacifique Nord


Gophersnake, Great Basin (Pituophis catenifer deserticola)

Couleuvre à nez mince du Grand Bassin

Massasauga(Sistrurus catenatus)


Ribbonsnake, Eastern(Thamnophis sauritus)Atlantic population

Couleuvre mince population de l'Atlantique

Softshell, Spiny(Apalone spinifera)

Tortue-molle à épines

Stinkpot (Sternotherus odoratus)

Tortue musquée


Metalmark, Mormon (Apodemia mormo) Prairie population

Mormon population des Prairies


Jumping-slug, Dromedary (Hemphillia dromedarius)

Limace-sauteuse dromadaire


Aster, Crooked-stem(Symphyotrichum prenanthoides)

Aster fausse-prenanthe

Aster, White Wood(Eurybia divaricata)

Aster divariqué

Aster, Willowleaf(Symphyotrichum praealtum)

Aster très élevé

Daisy, Lakeside (Hymenoxys herbacea)

Hyménoxys herbacé

Fern, Lemmon's Holly(Polystichum lemmonii)

Polystic de Lemmon

Hoptree, Common (Ptelea trifoliata)

Ptéléa trifolié

Hyacinth, Wild(Camassia scilloides)

Camassie faux-scille

Jacob's-ladder, Van Brunt's (Polemonium vanbruntiae)

Polémoine de Van Brunt

Spiderwort, Western(Tradescantia occidentalis)

Tradescantie de l'Ouest



Bear, Grizzly(Ursus arctos)Northwestern population

Ours grizzli population du Nord-Ouest

Bear, Polar(Ursus maritimus)

Ours blanc

Caribou, Woodland(Rangifer tarandus caribou)Northern Mountain population

Caribou des bois population des montagnes du Nord

Wolverine(Gulo gulo)Western population

Carcajou population de l'Ouest


Curlew, Long-billed(Numenius americanus)

Courlis à long bec

Screech-owl kennicottii subspecies, Western (Megascops kennicottii kennicottii)

Petit-duc des montagnes de la sous-espèce kennicottii

Warbler, Cerulean(Dendroica cerulea)

Paruline azurée


Boa, Rubber(Charina bottae)

Boa caoutchouc

Milksnake(Lampropeltis triangulum)

Couleuvre tachetée

Ribbonsnake, Eastern (Thamnophis sauritus)Great Lakes population

Couleuvre mince population des Grands Lacs

Skink, Western(Eumeces skiltonianus)

Scinque de l'Ouest

Turtle, Northern Map(Graptemys geographica)

Tortue géographique


Frog, Northern Leopard(Rana pipiens)Western Boreal/Prairie populations

Grenouille léopard populations boréales de l'Ouest/des Prairies

Frog, Red-legged(Rana aurora)

Grenouille à pattes rouges

Salamander, Spring(Gyrinophilus porphyriticus)

Salamandre pourpre

Toad, Great Plains (Bufo cognatus)

Crapaud des steppes

Toad, Western(Bufo boreas)

Crapaud de l'Ouest


Killifish, Banded (Fundulus diaphanus)Newfoundland population

Fondule barré population de Terre-Neuve


Jumping-slug, Warty (Hemphillia glandulosa)

Limace-sauteuse glanduleuse


Indian-plantain, Tuberous (Arnoglossum plantagineum)

Arnoglosse plantain

Rose, Climbing Prairie (Rosa setigera)

Rosier sétigère

Thrift, Athabasca (Armeria maritima interior)

Arméria de l'Athabasca


Lichen, Boreal Felt (Erioderma pedicellatum) Boreal population

Érioderme boréal population boréale


(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order acknowledges receipt by the Governor in Council of the assessments of the status of wildlife species done pursuant to subsection 23(1) of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). The purpose of SARA is to prevent wildlife species from being extirpated or becoming extinct, to provide for the recovery of wildlife species that are extirpated, endangered or threatened as a result of human activity and to manage species of special concern to prevent them from becoming endangered or threatened.

SARA provides for assessments of indigenous Canadian wildlife species through COSEWIC which is an independent scientific body. COSEWIC meets once or twice annually to review information collected on species and assigns each species to one of seven categories -- extinct, extirpated, endangered, threatened, special concern, data deficient or not at risk. Under section 27 of SARA, the Governor in Council, within nine months after receiving an assessment of the status of a species by COSEWIC, may review the assessment and, on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment, may accept the assessment and add the species to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk set out in Schedule 1 to SARA, decide not to add the species to the List or refer the matter back to COSEWIC for further information or consideration.

The Order of the Governor in Council acknowledging receipt of COSEWIC's assessment on the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment is the first step in this process. The species enumerated in the Annex to the Order are species that the Minister of the Environment is considering for the purpose of their possible listing in Schedule 1 by the Governor in Council. These species were assessed as being extirpated, endangered, threatened or of special concern at COSEWIC's May 2002, November 2002 and May 2003 meetings. The Minister of the Environment will take into account the assessments of these species and will consult with the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans for aquatic species, as defined in the SARA, for which the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is competent, as well as with the Canadian public and with Wildlife Management Boards. Consultation documents have been prepared and circulated to stakeholder groups as well as posted on the Public Registry Species at Risk website (www.sararegistry.gc.ca). Once the consultation process is complete, the Minister will make a recommendation to the Governor in Council so that a decision referred to in subsection 27(1.1) of SARA may be made.

Footnote a

S.C. 2002, c. 29