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Ministry of Environment “Mid Coast District”. Revisiting Review and Comment and Project Introduction. Objective: Obtain specific information related to GAR test (particularly 2 (1)). Overview. Review and comment: Marbled Murrelet (MAMU) Wildlife Habitat Areas (WHA) proposal

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ministry of environment mid coast district

Ministry of Environment “Mid Coast District”

Revisiting

Review and Comment and Project Introduction

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Objective:

Obtain specific information related to GAR test (particularly 2 (1))

overview

Overview

Review and comment: Marbled Murrelet (MAMU) Wildlife Habitat Areas (WHA) proposal

(Pre) Review and comment: Tailed frog WHA proposal

(Pre) Review and comment: Moose amendments to Deer Winter Range

Government Actions Regulation (GAR) tests for all relevant species

Overview of potential Grizzly bear initiative

Intro to Northern Goshawk initiative

marbled murrelet mamu biological rationale

Marbled Murrelet (MAMU)Biological Rationale

Stratification based on binomial and Hobbs model.

Air photo verification based on Burger 2004.

ALL WHA have been field verified 2-3 times (by species experts).

consistency with land and resource management plan lrmp and ecosystem based management ebm

Consistency with Land and Resource Management Plan (LRMP) and Ecosystem Based Management (EBM)

  • Identified Wildlife Management Strategy (IWMS)
  • Section 7 notice
  • Marbled Murrelet are a focal species under the Draft Legal Order 14 (5)
  • EBM/LRMP/Government to Government (G2G)
mamu summary statistics

MAMU summary statistics

23 polygons

Total area in WHA: 4228 ha

Impact on Timber Harvesting Landbase (THLB): 0 ha

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Additional action proposed for:
  • N = 16 polygons
  • Total area in WHA: 2133 ha
  • Impact on THLB: (only 1 WHA with potential impact)

MAMU summary statistics

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Proposed MAMU General Wildlife Measures (GWM)
  • Access
  • No roads unless no other practicable option exists
  • Harvesting and silviculture
  • Do not harvest or salvage
  • Windfirmness
  • Pesticides
  • Do not use pesticides.
  • Recreation
  • Do not develop recreational structures, trails, or facilities.
tailed frog approach to proposed gar action
Tailed Frog: approach to proposed GAR action
  • Project is at delineation stage
  • Early involvement of agreement holders
  • Advantage: maximized input opportunity
  • Need location data from all stakeholders
consistency with lrmp ebm

Consistency with LRMP/EBM

  • Tailed Frog are a focal species under objective 14 (5) of the draft legal order
  • Habitats are covered under objective 12
  • IWMS
tailed frog biological rationale

Tailed FrogBiological Rationale

  • Sampling approach (based on RISC):
  • Reconnaissance assessments to establish presence (Time Constraint Search)
  • Detailed habitat assessments for selected streams (Time Constraint Search/ Area Constraint Search)
  • Streams selected based on characteristics determined in IWMS
  • Management considerations:
  • Basin approach
  • Avoid potential WHA with large % in contributing landbase
summary statistics

Summary Statistics

Preliminary results

N= 91 polygons down to now N = 62

Total area = 26697 ha

gwm concept

GWM concept

  • Non-contributing
  • Do not harvest or salvage
  • Contributing
  • Maintain hydrological, climatic, habitat conditions
  • Leave CWD
  • Room for innovation
moose biological rationale

Moose Biological Rationale

  • Congruent with Provincial Ungulate Winter Range (UWR) Strategy
  • Stratified based on spatially explicit model
  • Field verification of areas completed (field work initiated in 1986)
consistency with lrmp ebm and other enactments

Consistency with LRMP/EBMand other enactments

  • Overlap: Draft legal order 9 (High Value Fish Habitat), 10 (fish streams, lakes, wetlands), 11 (forested swamps), 13 (active fluvial units), and 14 (5).
  • Provincial UWR strategy
  • Established deer winter range orders
  • Established grizzly bear WHA
moose summary stats

Moose summary stats

Moose:

Total WR area: 13539 ha

Overlap with established deer WR and grizzly WHA:

77 % (10408 ha); other 23 % mostly floodplain, Dean Protected Area

management implications

Management implications

  • Overlap with deer, grizzly, and floodplains
  • Specified Areas
  • Amendment to established deer WR order
  • GWM strategy:
  • Similar to deer
  • 20-25% forest cover retention over 141 years (per Landscape Unit)
  • Retention of a set of forage species
sandhill crane pre review and comment stage

Sandhill Crane: Pre-Review and Comment stage

Biological Rationale:

Field verification on nesting and roosting sites completed in 2007.

Approach based on Identified Wildlife Management Strategy

Summary statistics:

N= 12 polygons (one WHA with 27 ha impact on THLB)

Total area = 1240 ha

gar tests
Test 1: Special management GAR 10(2)

Existing FRPA,govmnt actions, other enactments?

Test 2: Consistent with established objectives GAR 2 (1a)

Consistent w various objectives

Consistent with draft legal order/LRMP (9, 10, 11, 13, 14)

IWMS and government policy

District matrix considered

Test 3: Not unduly reduce the supply of timber GAR 2 (1b)

Consistent with timber supply policy

WHA located outside THLB (TSR 2)

Consistent with IWMS, Murrelet policy

Test 4: Public benefits GAR 2 (1c)

FN, public, etc.

IWMS,

G2G,

listed under SARA

GAR tests

GAR test

Considerations?

Further detail

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Test 4: Material adverse impacts on delivered wood costs (GAR 2 (1c)

Info from affected agreement holders

Section 7 notice in place since 2004

Proposed WHA located outside of THLB wherever possible,

Need agreement holder input

Test 4: Undue constraint on ability of agreement holder (GAR 2(1c)

Info from affected agreement holders

Section 7 notice in place since 2004

Proposed WHA located outside of THLB wherever possible,

Need agreement holder input

Test 4: Public benefits outweigh any material adverse effects and undue constraints (GAR 2(1c)

Info from affected agreement holders

Result of review and comment sessions

GAR test

Considerations?

Further detail

northern goshawk overview of potential approach
Northern Goshawk:overview of potential approach
  • Spatially explicit model developed by provincial recovery team (entire coast)
  • Includes nesting, foraging, and territorial outputs
  • Model field verified on Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island
  • Inventory and habitat work on Mid Coastongoing
  • Specified area concept
northern goshawk overview of potential approach1
Northern Goshawk:overview of potential approach
  • Spatially explicit model developed by provincial recovery team (entire coast)
  • Includes nesting, foraging, and territorial outputs
  • Model field verified on Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island
  • Inventory and habitat work on Mid Coastongoing
  • Specified area concept
proposed grizzly bear initiative
Proposed Grizzly bear Initiative
  • Field verification and mapping of class 1 and 2 habitat completed (2 decades of field work)
  • Tree Farm License (TFL) 39 Block 5 habitat polygons delineated for MP8
  • Specified Areas proposed for:

Class 1 and 2 habitat

proposed grizzly bear initiative1
Proposed Grizzly bear Initiative

Wildlife Habitat Features (WHF) proposed for:

  • Mark trees, trails, daybeds
  • (WHF for other species)
  • Legal Objective 16 (2): Biodiversity stand level retention
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