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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: SARA-QR-2008-0089

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SARA-QR-2008-0089 is issued.

Activity necessary or beneficial to the species

Plantation of about 12 Butternut trees on CCN lands, in the Gatineau area in the province of Quebec. The plantation is required in replacement of damaged trees from previous plantation. The activity is part of a larger recovery project on its 3rd year which is undertaken both in the province of Quebec and Ontario. The trees originate from non contaminated sources and special measures are taken to avoid any contamination by the Butternut canker disease.

Start Date: 2008-05-14   End Date: 2008-12-31

Issuing Authority: Environment Canada

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Quebec

Affected Species:

It is an activity undertaken for the recovery of the species which will be beneficial to the species in compliance to condition of section 73(2)b) of SARA. In compliance to section 73(3)a.), all reasonable alternatives to the proposed activity were considered. They are planning to plant the Butternut trees in selected areas where optimum growing conditions occur and where they will be protected for the long term. The proposed activity will have a positive impact and will not affect existing Butternut trees or habitat. The proposal is the best solution. The National Capital Commission is a crown corporation that owns a large area of lands and protected natural areas which are suitable for trying to grow and conserve Butternut trees. 73(3)b). All measures will be taken to avoid negative impacts of the activity. This include all the necessary measures to avoid contamination and spread of contamination of the butternut canker disease. Selected planting sites are where optimal growing conditions exist and protected from future development 73(3)c). This activity will not jeopardize the survival or recovery of the species. This tree planting activity will support the survival and recovery of the Butternut species.

Contact Person(s)
Habitat Division
Canadian Wildlife Service
Sainte-Foy, Quebec
Phone: (418) 684-5757
Fax: (418) 684-7045
E-mail: permislep.qc@ec.gc.ca