The public and Aboriginal communities are invited to provide comments on the draft recovery strategies for the following species to ensure that they are based on the best available scientific information, including community and Aboriginal traditional knowledge:
• Allegany Mountain Dusky Salamander and Northern Dusky Salamander (Endangered)
• American Water-willow (Threatened)
• Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus (Endangered)
• Hine’s Emerald (Endangered)
• Hungerford’s Crawling Water Beetle (Endangered)
• Nodding Pogonia (Endangered)
• Pygmy Snaketail (Endangered)
• Red Mulberry (Endangered)
• Wild Hyacinth (Threatened)
Please provide information on the species listed above by Monday, October 15, 2012. This may include information related to the biology and distribution of a species, its habitat, threats, and/or approaches for protection and recovery. The draft strategies are available on the ministry’s species at risk website (link provided below).
Comments provided will be considered by the recovery strategy authors, along with all other available information, to develop the final recovery strategies. Once final recovery strategies are received by MNR, they will be published on the ministry’s species at risk website concurrently with a proposal on the Environment Registry. The proposal will solicit input to be considered in the development of government response statements.
Opportunities to comment on the potential impacts of implementing protection or recovery approaches as well as the areas for consideration in developing habitat regulations will be provided during the development of the government response statements and habitat regulations.