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Coastal Surveys of Common Eider Nesting Islands in the Belcher Island Archipelago, Nunavut (149308)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Holly Hennin
Company: ECCC
Schedule:
Start Date: 2020-06-20
End Date: 2022-08-30
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
We are investigating multiple issues of particular management importance. The first issue is to establish population estimates for common eiders in this region. Little is currently known about colony sizes throughout the archipelago and surveys have not been conducted since the 1990’s. These surveys will be an important first step towards determining the changes in colony distributions and sizes. This information will also be helpful in informing the planning of a desired Marine Protected Area within the Belcher Islands and Sleeper Islands Archipelago. While performing these surveys we will also be collecting opportunistic data on polar bear predation of common eider nests and any signs of outbreaks due to avian cholera. Finally, we will examine aspects of genetic diversity and contaminant loads in common eider eggs across the region.
Personnel:
Persons: 10
Days: 28
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
6110 polygon New project geometry
6111 polygon New project geometry
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Affected Areas and Land Types
Municipal
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
CWS: Scientific permit under the Migratory Bird Regulations
GN-DOE: Wildlife Observation Licence
NWB: Approval to Use Water/Deposit Water Without a Licence
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
QIA: Exemption Certificate
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Boats 3 20-25 ft Transport crew to campsites and colonies and conduct surveys
Generator 2 1000 Watts Electricity
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 10 20 Liters Fuel for boat motors/Gerry cans and generators
Other 5 4 Liters White gas; fuel for camp stoves.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
1 Sea water/streams To be recommended by Inuit Personnel
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
We attempt to minimize the impact our project has on the land, water, and wildlife. We store food and gear appropriately to avoid contaminating the surrounding areas. We transport all garbage and solid waste back to the municipal landfill in Sanikiluaq. We dispose of grey water in sumps that are back-filled to match the contours of the landscape. We have an Emergency Spill Kit and Spill Contingency Plan, including a Nunavut Spill Report Form and MSDS for the fuels used at each camp. Fuel is stored in a sump to localize any potential spills. We will camp at established campsites recommended by our local guides to reduce our impacts on the land. We will not be camping for long at each campsite, so the effects of long-term site occupancy will be avoided.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater <0.1 cubic meter per day Sump located > 100m away from water source and buried before leaving camp Sump
Non-Combustible wastes <1 cubic meter Transported to Sanikiluaq Disposed of at municipal dump
Sewage (human waste) <0.05 cubic meters per day Sump located > 100m away from water source and buried before leaving camp Sump
Category: Application form attachment - Equipment
Recieved: 2020-02-21
Originator: Holly Hennin
Public Registry ID: 17419
Document Size: 445.62 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2020-02-21
Originator: Holly Hennin
Public Registry ID: 17423
Document Size: 557.99 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2020-02-21
Originator: Holly Hennin
Public Registry ID: 17422
Document Size: 429.91 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2020-02-21
Originator: Holly Hennin
Public Registry ID: 17420
Document Size: 397.34 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2020-02-21
Originator: Holly Hennin
Public Registry ID: 17421
Document Size: 50.1 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2020-03-05
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 17516
Document Size: 229.91 Kb