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Regional or Local Number: 3128

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. 3128 is issued.

Purpose:
Scientific research for the conservation of the species

Description:
Dr. Joanna Freeland, Trent University, will conduct an assessment of the genetic diversity within and between Hill’s thistle (Cirsium hillii) populations at Bruce Peninsula National Park and region. The objective is to: 1. Identify high risk populations, e.g. isolated populations with low genetic diversity and/or high inbreeding. 2. Identify key populations, e.g. source populations, or genetically divergent populations, which make a disproportionately large contribution to overall genetic diversity. 3. Compare locations of key Hill’s thistle populations to those of key Pitcher’s thistle populations to determine which areas could, if protected, benefit both species.

Start Date: 2009-06-15   End Date: 2010-08-30

Issuing Authority: Parks Canada Agency

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Ontario

Affected Species:

Pre-Conditions:
Research to be completed within national park in compliance with an approved Parks Canada Research and Collection Permit (application number 3128). This permit is only valid within Bruce Peninsula National Park (BPNP). Sampling restricted to non-lethal leaf samples (approx 2 cm2) from 25-30 different plants at each of the regional 15 populations including BPNP.

Contact Person(s)
Mr. Scott Parker
Park Ecologist
Parks Canada
Fathom Five National Marine Park
Tobermory, ON
N0H 2R0
Tel: 519-596-2444
Fax: 519-596-2062
scott.parker@pc.gc.ca

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