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Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. is issued.

Purpose:
Scientific research for the conservation of the species

Description:
The activity involves the removal of invasive plants from sites in which three SARA-listed plants occur. Invasive plants, both introduced and native, are the major threat to the habitats and rare plant species at this site. Once key sites are marked, field crews will remove invasive shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants. Subsequent to this activity, ongoing photographic and plant-response monitoring initiatives will be implemented in order to evaluate the effects of invasive removal activities on the target SAR plants.

Start Date: 2006-07-28   End Date: 2006-10-31

Issuing Authority: Environment Canada

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • British Columbia

Affected Species:

Pre-Conditions:
Consistent with Section 73 (2) (b), the proposed project is an activity beneficial to the species and is being conducted by qualified personnel. The activity involves the removal of invasive plants from sites in which three SARA-listed plants occur. Subsequent to this activity, ongoing photographic and plant-response monitoring initiatives will be implemented in order to evaluate the effects of invasive removal activities on the target SAR plants. Consistent with Section 73 (3) (a-c), the proponent also successfully demonstrated that all reasonable alternatives to the activity have been considered, all feasible measures will be taken to minimize the effect of the activity on the species, and the activity will not jeopardize its survival or recovery. All of the invasive plant removal activities on or adjacent to known SAR sites will be monitored by a qualified botanist (the applicant) or by a trained crew leader. In addition, when the botanist is not on site, no activities will be conducted in the marked plots where known patches of SAR plants are located (these will be marked with flags so that they can be avoided). SAR locations will be flagged before work begins. Although removal work will be conducted during what is believed to be the peak growing season for these species, this timing is required to ensure that no individual plants will be overlooked in the marking process, which would expose them to increased risk of accidental removal. Although there is some risk of accidental damage to or removal of individual plants through these activities, these sites will cease to function as suitable habitat for these listed species without active removal of invasive species. Follow-up monitoring will allow recovery planners to determine whether restoration activities are indeed having the desired beneficial effects

Contact Person(s)
Canadian Wildlife Service
, British Columbia
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Fax:
E-mail: gloria.white@ec.gc.ca

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