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Draft Species Status Report for Red-sided Garter Snake in the NWT


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The species status report for red-sided garter snake will be finalized in April 2024.                                   

The NWT Species at Risk Committee (SARC) has released the draft Species Status Report for Red-sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) in the NWT for review. The species status report is a comprehensive report that compiles and analyzes the best available Indigenous, community, and scientific information on the biological status of red-sided garter snake in the NWT, as well as existing and potential threats and positive influences. The report was prepared in advance of the scheduled 2024 reassessment of red-sided garter snake in the NWT.

The draft status report can be opened here.

If you are interested in reviewing the report and submitting comments, please use the following questions to guide your review:

Has the report fully investigated the best available sources of information?

Is the information from those sources portrayed accurately?

Comments on the draft report must be submitted to the Species at Risk Secretariat by no later than December 15, 2023.

Comments can be submitted via email (, fax (867-873-0293), or via standard mail at the address below:

Species at Risk Secretariat
SC6, c/o Environment and Climate Change
Government of the Northwest Territories
PO Box 1320
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2L9

Please note that the report is a draft and is not to be cited without permission of the Species at Risk Committee Chairperson. If you have any questions about reviewing draft status reports, or if you require the report in a different format, please contact the Species at Risk Secretariat.