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'Kaujivalliajut nillikulunnik | Getting to know little geese.' (149833)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Meredith Purcell
Company: Torngat Wildlife, Plants and Fisheries Secretariat
Schedule:
Start Date: 2022-07-25
End Date: 2022-10-31
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
This project aims to ‘get to know’ a new arrival to Nunatsiavut- a small to medium-bodied goose locally known as the lesser/little goose (Canada Goose - Branta Canadensis, Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii). These geese are smaller than the usual geese that arrive to summer in Labrador each year. They also have a distinct call, behavior, and migration timing that can easily distinguish these newcomers from other similar birds in the area. Community members throughout Nunatsiavut have raised questions about these geese, primarily because we do not know where they are coming from or what threat they my face elsewhere across their annual range. The work l includes a focus on enhancing capacity within Nunatsiavut through various training opportunities so that communities and community members may take an active and value role in conducting scientific research using a variety of methods. Genetics and stable isotope are commonly used in monitoring wildlife, and will be combined to determine where medium-bodied geese are coming from. Harvesters in Labrador have been collecting samples for the past eight years to help answer their research questions. Reference samples (ex. white checked geese feathers) summited by harvesters (refer to communities on map) and researchers (refer to migratory bird sanctuaries on map) are being collected in Nunavut to assist with the identification of the source population and unravel some of the mystery surrounding this species (i.e. where are they coming from). Data will be compared to samples collected by Inuit harvests in Labrador.
Personnel:
Persons: 3
Days: 10
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
9135 point Bylot Island Bird Sanctuary
9136 point Queen Maud Gulf Migratory Bird Sanctuary
9137 point Dewey Soper (Isulijarnik) Migratory Bird Sanctuary
9138 point East Bay Bird Sanctuary
9139 point Iqaluit
9140 point Pond Inlet
9141 point Kugluktuk
9142 point Rankin Inlet
9143 point Coral Harbour
9144 point Cambridge Bay
9145 point Arviat
9146 point Igloolik
9147 point Whale Cove
9148 point Baker Lake
9149 point Kinngait
9150 point Sanikiluaq
9151 point Naujaat
9152 point Taloyoak
9153 point Arctic Bay
9154 point Kimmirut
9155 point Grise Fiord
9156 point Sanirajak
9157 point Clyde River
9158 point Resolute
9159 point Gjoa Haven
9160 point Pangnirtung
9161 point Kugaaruk
9162 point Qikiqtarjuaq
9163 point Harry Gibbons
9164 point Chesterfield Inlet
9165 point Nanisivik
9166 point Umingmaktok
Planning Regions:
Qikiqtani
Kivalliq
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Municipal
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Keewatin Planning Region
Keewatin Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Southampton and Coats Island
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
CWS: Migratory Bird Sanctuary permit under the Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations
CWS: Scientific permit under the Migratory Bird Regulations
GN-DOE: 0
NIRB: 0
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
Paper Envelopes 200 5 in x 10 in Collect goose feathers for isotope and genetic analysis
Envelopes 50 9 in x 12 in Collect harvester samples
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
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
No waste generated. All envelopes (used and unused will be shipped back to Labrador). All collections done opportunistically by researchers (who are already doing work in the area and have approvals for their own research components) and harvesters (as a part of regular harvesting activities).
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
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2022-05-31 14:17:58, from: Regina Wells
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2022-07-08 15:47:49, from: Adrian Gerhartz
 PLease complete the questionnaire in your application related to existing regional land use plans.

KEEWATIN QUESTIONAIRE

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

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.
YES

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.
YES

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.
YES

Low Level Air Flights:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?
YES

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?
YES

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
YES

ARCHEOLOGY
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?
YES

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Scientific Research:
s6.4.2: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
YES
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?
YES
Local Services and Local Employment:
s6.4.3: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
YES
Describe the services retained and people to be employed.
Compensation for sample submission

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
YES

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?
YES
Describe the results of your consultation.
We have harvesters in Hall Beach that will assist with the project and collect samples for us as a result

PARTICULAR AREAS
Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?
NO

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
YES

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?
YES
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
NO
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?
YES

PARTICULAR ACTIVITIES



New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?
NO

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

NORTH BAFFIN QUESTIONAIRE

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

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.
YES

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.
YES

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.
YES

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

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?
YES

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
YES

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?
YES

HERITAGE RESOURCES
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)?
YES

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

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?
YES
i. Describe the results of your consultation.
To date we have Hall Beach interested in harvester collections. We will see if more groups are interested as well.
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
YES
i. Describe the services retained and the people to be employed.
harvesters will be compensated for sample submissions

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
YES