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Regional or Local Number: SARA-PYR-2010-0142

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SARA-PYR-2010-0142 is issued.

Other type of activity necessary or beneficial to the species

The proposed activity is to continue tilling the fire break at Canadian Forces Ammunition Depot (CFAD) Rocky Point, while managing for a newly discovered plant species at risk. The activity of tilling will take place within the established firebreak zone at CFAD Rocky Point. The firebreak is located around the perimeter fence that separates the ammunition storage depot from the remainder of the CFAD Rocky Point property. The Macoun's Meadowfoam is currently found in the firebreak on the west and north side of the compound.

Start Date: 2010-05-06   End Date: 2012-09-30

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 (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 firebreak where Macoun's Meadowfoam was recently found, has been tilled since 1983. Tilling has benefited the species by creating suitable habitat for germination and seed production. If the site is not maintained via tilling then the recovery team believes it would be overtaken by exotic invasive plants. Tilling will occur after the plants have shed seed. DND/CFS staff identified on the permit will visit the site to confirm that a majority of seeds have been shed before the soil is tilled. The tilling will be conducted from April to May, and September to October each year.

Contact Person(s)
Canadian Wildlife Service
, British Columbia

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