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Community-Driven Monitoring of Sea Ice and Eider Duck Populations around the Belcher Islands, Nunavut (149411)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: Renewal
Proponent name: Joel Heath
Company: Arctic Eider Society
Schedule:
Start Date: 2021-01-01
End Date: 2025-12-31
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
This project has been ongoing for the last 15 years to address community priorities for documenting environmental change and informing wildlife co-management. Our focus is on understand changing sea ice and oceanographic conditions and relationships with changing wildlife populations, with an emphasis on eider ducks as a key indicator species and resource for the community. Baseline data from the last 10 years is ongoing through non-invasive observations including photography, time lapse photography, water and ice sampling and video monitoring of eiders and other wildlife. The SIKU app is allowing additional community participation to share observations of wildlife species during harvesting/land use activities. This is providing expanded capacity for baseline data and resource assessment as a part of the planning process for the Qikiqtait protected area that will provide long term stewardship for the region as a whole.
Personnel:
Persons: 2
Days: 30
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
6755 polygon
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
NIRB: Application Exempt from the Requirement for Screening
QIA: Exemption Certificate
NWB: Approval to Use Water/Deposit Water Without a Licence
NWB: Approval to Use Water/Deposit Water Without a Licence
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
GN-DOE: Wildlife Research Permit
GN-DOE: Wildlife Research Permit
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
snowmachine 2 standard Most work will take place as a part of day trips from the community. Infrequent overnight trips may be made to the Environment Canada research camp (55° 49.361 N, 79° 53.925 W) to facilitate travel to nearby polynyas and floe edge by snowmachine.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 6 5 Gallons We will have a small amount of gasoline for the snowmachines. We have a spill response plan and will have a spill kit with us at all times.
Gasoline 4 4 Liters We will have a small amount of white gas for cooking. We have a spill response plan and will have a spill kit with us at all times.(Important: The online system does not allow me to insert Other fuel type so I checked gasoline.)
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
3 Melted ice (for drinking and washing purposes only). Freshwater ice in research area. (Dish water will be disposed of more than 150 m from any body of water).
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
We expect our impact to be minimal. We will be using a small amount of fuel (gas, kerosene, and white gas), and have a spill contingency plan and spill kit available should a spill occur.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater Gray water will be produced from cleaning dishes. No additional treatment procedures. Gray water and sewage will be disposed of in sumps more than 150m from any water body and backfilled before leaving camp.
Sewage (human waste) Sewage from up to 4 people daily. No additional treatment procedures. Gray water and sewage will be disposed of in sumps more than 150m from any water body and backfilled before leaving camp.
Non-Combustible wastes Solid waste from daily usage of up to 4 people. No additional treatment procedures. Solid waste will be returned to landfill in Sanikiluaq.
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2020-10-07
Originator: Joel Heath
Public Registry ID: 17993
Document Size: 759.57 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2018-11-18
Originator: Joel Heath
Public Registry ID: 17967
Document Size: 87.11 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Fuel Use
Recieved: 2019-10-31
Originator: Joel Heath
Public Registry ID: 17973
Document Size: 82.89 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2020-10-08
Originator: Joel Heath
Public Registry ID: 17994
Document Size: 276.59 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2018-11-19
Originator: Joel Heath
Public Registry ID: 17968
Document Size: 263.49 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2019-10-29
Originator: Joel Heath
Public Registry ID: 17972
Document Size: 274.39 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-10-31
Originator: Joel Heath
Public Registry ID: 17974
Document Size: 88.55 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2020-10-07
Originator: Joel Heath
Public Registry ID: 17991
Document Size: 56.03 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2020-10-07
Originator: Joel Heath
Public Registry ID: 17992
Document Size: 80.68 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-11-18
Originator: Joel Heath
Public Registry ID: 17965
Document Size: 137.03 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-11-18
Originator: Joel Heath
Public Registry ID: 17966
Document Size: 71.33 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-10-29
Originator: Joel Heath
Public Registry ID: 17971
Document Size: 60.23 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-11-08
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 17976
Document Size: 227.63 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-11-23
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 17970
Document Size: 237.37 Kb