Notice of permit
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Regional or Local Number: SARA-PYR-2009-0115
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SARA-PYR-2009-0115 is issued.
Other type of activity necessary or beneficial to the species
The proponents will conduct ground surveys of species at risk including, amphibian visual encounter surveys, Oregon forestsnail ground searches, Badger burrow searches, Pacific water shrew habitat ratings, Spotted bat roost searches, snake foraging surveys, Monarch surveys (visual searches for larvae and adults), Great basin spadefoot egg mass surveys and Snake den surveys. No traps will be set and animals will only be handled where it is necessary for species identification and photo documentation. All animals will then be immediately released in the habitat where captured. No animals will be marked.
Start Date: 2009-08-17 End Date: 2011-08-31
Issuing Authority: Environment Canada
- Species at Risk Act
Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):
- British Columbia
- American Badger jacksoni subspecies
- American Badger jeffersonii subspecies
- Coastal Tailed Frog
- Great Basin Gophersnake
- Great Basin Spadefoot
- Northern Red-legged Frog
- Northern Rubber Boa
- Oregon Forestsnail
- Oregon Spotted Frog
- Pacific Water Shrew
- Spotted Bat
- Western Painted Turtle
- Western Painted Turtle
- Western Rattlesnake
- Western Toad
- Western Yellow-bellied Racer
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. The proposed ground survey methods are standard, they involve little to no risk to the animals and they involve less impact to the animals and habitat than alternative survey methods (trapping). These surveys are required in an attempt to confirm the potential presence of certain species at risk and to inform appropriate management practices on the subject properties. The impact to the targeted species' is expected to be minimal, as animals will be released back into their original habitat immediately after they are identified and photo documented. Where necessary, handling will be conducted with the utmost care, by experienced professionals. Whenever possible, species will be identified and photo documented without handling.
Canadian Wildlife Service
, British Columbia