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Regional or Local Number: SARA-PYR-2007-0050

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SARA-PYR-2007-0050 is issued.

Other type of activity necessary or beneficial to the species

In order to protect a suite of SARA Schedule 1 plants at risk from habitat degradation at various federal properties, invasive species will be removed from the area adjacent to sub-populations of these species at risk by pulling by hand or manually cutting. Invasion of exotic species has been identified as a serious and increasing threat to these sub-populations. The invasive species biomass will be removed from the sites. Removal of invasive plants is believed to increase habitat availability for plants at risk, prevent future competition, as well as increase plant vigour, seed production and population size.

Start Date: 2007-05-08   End Date: 2007-12-31

Issuing Authority: Environment Canada

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • British Columbia

Affected Species:

Consistent with Section 73 (2) (a), the proposed activity (removal of invasive plants species from areas adjacent to sub-populations of plants at risk) is beneficial to the species and are being conducted by qualified persons. 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. Invasive plant removal activities will be conducted during the dormant stages of the species' lifecycle to eliminate the risk of interfering with their development and prevent trampling. Consequently, timing of activities will be specific to the particular species of plant and the particular site. Two strategies will be used to control invasive plants: cutting and pulling. The decision to either cut or pull the invasive plant is dependant upon invasive plant species, size and time of year. To minimize the risk from herbivory and trampling, the sub-populations will be observed regularly for evidence of grazing and tramping following the invasive removal. Only qualified personnel, experienced in the identification of the target plants at risk and familiar with the specific locations, will conduct these activities. This will reduce the likelihood of accidental trampling of the plants at risk and their potential habitat.

Contact Person(s)
Canadian Wildlife Service
, British Columbia

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