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Assessing Vessel activity and Seabird Response in the Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary using Remote Sensing Cameras (148832)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Lisa Pirie-Dominix
Company: Canadian Wildlife Service
Start Date: 2018-07-01
End Date: 2018-09-15
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
Up to 10 remote monitoring cameras will be strategically set up on the plateau of the island at Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary to monitor ship activities and the behavior of seabirds. The purpose of this project will be to assess the ability of the cameras to successfully monitor the activities of vessels entering the protected area and to further assess seabird response. Information collected from this project will be used by the Sulukvaut Area Co-Management Committee to further inform the development of the Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary management plan. The project will take a total of two days. In early July we will fly in for one day and set up cameras at the site. In late August/early September we will return to retrieve the cameras. Transport to and from the site will be done via twin otter.
Persons: 10
Days: 2
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List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
3709 point New project geometry
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
CWS: Migratory Bird Sanctuary permit under the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Twin Otter 1 To fly in and out of the Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Trail Cameras 10 Take still photos at regular intervals to record activity.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 None None
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Minimal environmental impacts are expected. There will be two day trips via twin otter. The twin otter will take care to avoid the seabird colony when flying in and out of the Migratory Bird Sanctuary. If the ground is disturbed from the set-up of the remote sensing cameras, the dirt will be smoothed out upon removal of the cameras to return the area to it's original state.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) 10 people - once a day - two days None Cat holes
Non-Combustible wastes 1 bag None Removed with twin otter
Hazardous waste 60 AA batteries None Removed by twin otter
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-04-24
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 14153
Document Size: 184.48 Kb
2018-04-18 00:56:14, from: Lisa Pirie-Dominix
 Please see our application to visit Prince Leopold Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary. This project was borne from the concerns of the Sulukvaut Area Co-Management Committee that is responsible for advising the Minister on the management of Prince Leopold Island MBS, about vessel activity in the area and how it is impacting the seabird colony that is present there. The initial interest was to post someone at the site for the cruise ship season however we decided to test this less invasive approach first to see how it works.


Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to remove all drums safely from the site and dispose of the drums in a safe manner.

New Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.1 and Appendix H, s1: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its natural condition to the greatest extent possible.

Old Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.2: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its original condition to the greatest extent possible, including any work required due to the applicant's action prior to this application.

Low-Level Air Flights:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?

Caribou Protection Measures:
s3.3.7 and Appendix D: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix D?

Caribou Water Crossings:
s3.3.7 and map: Will the applicant avoid, between may 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified

Polar Bear Denning Areas and Walrus Haul-outs:
s3.3.8: Will the applicant keep its activities away from any polar bear denning area or walrus haul-out?

Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s3.11.3 and Appendix H, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth (GN)?

Scientific Research:
s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s3.9.5: Has the applicant consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about research topics that would benefit or interest local residents?
ii. If no, explain why.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.
We will be employing a community member from Resolute Bay will attend to set-up and take down cameras. The Sulukvaut Area Co-Management Committee will also come at the end to retrieve the cameras in late August/early September.

Communication on Scientific Research:
s3.2.8: The applicant will, at minimum, translate a summary of its work into Inuktitut and communicate with communities using language that is clear and non-technical. The results of all scientific re