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Rae Glacial History and Dynamics Synthesis - Western Sector (148714)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Janet Campbell
Company: Geological Survey of Canada
Start Date: 2018-04-01
End Date: 2019-03-31
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
This research is part of larger project to compile and understand of the paleoglaciological evolution of the Laurentide Ice Sheet in the Rae Province. This year's low impact field component will focus surficial geological studies of the sediments and landforms in the region between Aylmer lake, NWT and the western edge of the Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary and straddles the Northwest Territories and Nunavut border. The study area is approximately 425 km northeast of Yellowknife. The geological field work will be conducted between July 4th to July 17th 2018 by one 3-person team and will be supported by one helicopter based out of a lodge in NWT. This work will help answer key questions related to the age of the glacial terrains and the composition of materials that lay on top of the bedrock. This knowledge can show natural contents of glacial sediments, indicate mineral potential and help reconstruct the evolution of the glaciation in this region. A communication plan that engages northern residents and interested communities will be delivered through awareness of the project results and outcomes. This activity is related to project 2017 research license 03 009 17N-A .
Persons: 4
Days: 14
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
3334 polygon 2018Campbell_GSC_AOI
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Thelon Game Sanctuary
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
KitIA: Exemption Certificate
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Bell 206L3 helicopter 1 6 passenger helicopter transporting field personnel to remote field sites
Rock saw 1 small, portable Cut rock surface for small samples
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Aviation fuel 35 205 Liters Helicopter. Fuel will be cached in the Northwest Territories only.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Minimal environmental impact will result from the proposed field work. The field survey will be supported by one helicopter stationed with the field crew at the lodge. The helicopter will refuel mainly at the lodge but 10 sealed barrels of fuel will be positioned by Polar Continental Shelf Program (PCSP) using a Turbine Otter in 2 small caches of 5 sealed drums each. These fuel caches will be located outside of the Thelon Wildlife Sanctuary in the NWT and will be removed at the end of the field program. A spill kit will be available in the helicopter at all times. To minimise wildlife disturbance, the helicopter will fly at high altitude (>500m) between sites and wildlife will be avoided when choosing and landing a site. Field work will involve collecting small samples of surface soil with a hand shovel and bedrock samples from glacially transported boulders using a portable rock saw. Holes dug will be filled in, with turf replaced on top, and cause minimal disturbance.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater daily for 4 people lodge treatment procedures plumbing in lodge
Sewage (human waste) daily for 4 persons lodge treatment procedures plumbing at lodge
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2018-02-02
Originator: Janet Campbell
Public Registry ID: 13565
Document Size: 2.31 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-02-07
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 13581
Document Size: 590.64 Kb


Environmental Protection:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurances of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s2.4.9: 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:
s2.4.15 and Appendix 2,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:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?

Caribou Protection Measures:
s2.4.6 and Appendix 3: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix 3?

Caribou Water Crossings:
Will the applicant avoid, between May 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct s2.4.6 and map: any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified

Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s4.4.3 and Appendix 3, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Government of Nunavut?

Scientific Research:
s6.4.2: 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?
Local Services and Local Employment:
s6.4.3: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
If no, explain why it is not possible.
The field crew and helicopter will be staying at a lodge located on Aylmer Lake in the Northwest Territories which, will provide our food and accommodation. Our fuel is cached at the lodge . The closest community to provide services is Yellowknife, therefore our project logistics will be expedited from there.

Communication on Scientific Research:
s6.4.4: Will the applicant communicate with communities in language that is clear, non-technical, in Inuktitut and English and communicate to the affected communities the results of all scientific res

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s6.4.5: Has the applicant made all reasonable efforts to consult with the Nunavut Research Institute about research that would benefit or interest local residents?
Describe the results of your consultation.
Documents such as the Nunvut Land Use Plan from the Nunavut Research Institutes's (NRI) website have been reviewed. Last year's associated project ( 2017 research license 03 009 17N-A ) conducted the same field-based research in Kivalliq near Baker Lake and Arviat . We are in the process of sending letters of intent to the Kitikmeot Inuit Association as well as communities and HTOs who have interests in the region we wish to visit .

Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?

Bird Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Mc Connell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Harry Gibbons Migratory Bird Sanctuary or, the East Bay Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Southern Southampton Island and Coats Island:
s3.4.5: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, in southern Southampton Island and Coats Island?
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?


New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix 2: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the Code of Good Conduct at all times.