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Recovery Strategy for the Blue Racer (Coluber constrictor foxii) in Canada [Proposed] - 2017

Species at Risk Act
Recovery Strategy Series

Adopted under Section 44 of SARA

Blue Racer

Photo of Blue Racer
Photo: © Gary Allen

Part 1 - Table of contents

List of figures

  • Figure 1. Schematic of Critical Habitat Criteria for the Blue Racer. (A) Critical habitat is identified for the Blue Racer as the extent of suitable habitat (section 7.1.2) where the habitat occupancy criterion is met. At occupied locations, critical habitat is defined as the ensemble of suitable habitat located within 2,300 m of a Blue Racer record. Critical habitat will also include hibernacula and nesting features wherever they occur along with surrounding habitat within 120 m and 30 m of the feature, respectively. (B) Critical habitat includes the boundary of suitable habitat, hibernacula, and/or nesting site that meet the habitat occupancy criterion.
  • Figure 2. Grid squares that contain critical habitat for the Blue Racer in Canada. Critical habitat for the Blue Racer occurs within these 10 x 10 km UTM grid squares (red squares), where the description of habitat occupancy (section 7.1.1) and habitat suitability (section 7.1.2) are met. 

List of tables

  • Table 1. Detailed biophysical attributes of critical habitat for specific life cycle activities of the Blue Racer in Ontario.
  • Table 2. Grid squares that contain critical habitat for the Blue Racer in Canada. Critical Habitat for the Blue Racer occurs within these 10 x 10 km UTM grid squares where the description of habitat occupancy (section 7.1.1) and habitat suitability (section 7.1.2) are met.
  • Table 3. Approaches to recovery of the Blue Racer in Ontario.

Part 2 - Table of contents

List of figures

  • Figure 1. North American distribution of Blue Racer.
  • Figure 2. Current and historical distribution of Blue Racer in Ontario.

List of tables

  • Table 1. Significant investigations or reports of the distribution, ecology and behaviour of Blue Racers on Pelee Island, 1970–2002.
  • Table 2. Protection and recovery objectives
  • Table 3. Approaches to recovery of the Blue Racer in Ontario.
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