Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: SSFU-2017-015-GNP

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 74 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SSFU-2017-015-GNP is issued.

Scientific research for the conservation of the species

Parks Canada is obtaining possession of 50 – 80 feathers of the Greater Sage-grouse from the Calgary Zoo. The feathers were found on the ground, shed from living captive birds or else taken from captive birds that had died from reasons unrelated to this project. The feathers will be used in predator studies within Grasslands National Park in order to help recover the endangered sage-grouse.

Start Date: 2017-05-01   End Date: 2027-04-30

Issuing Authority: Parks Canada Agency

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act
  • Canada National Parks Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • Saskatchewan

Affected Species:

Alternatives: Conducting this study without the feathers was an alternative but the best method to get the most accurate results related to predation of Greater Sage-grouse nests is to use the real feathers. Because the use of the real feathers is inexpensive and will produce better results with no impact to sage-grouse, it was chosen as the most feasible option. Mitigations: Feathers were not removed from any live birds. Jeopardy to Survival or Recovery of the Species: Because the feathers were not removed from any live birds, this project will not affect any Greater Sage-grouse.

Contact Person(s)
Parks Canada
Species Conservation and Management
Natural Resource Conservation
Parks Canada
30 Victoria Street 3rd floor
Gatineau, QC
J8X 0B3
Tel: 888-773-8888
Fax: 819-420-9273