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Notice of permit

Regional or Local Number: SARA-PYR-2008-0072

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the provisions of section 73 of the Species at Risk Act permit no. SARA-PYR-2008-0072 is issued.

Scientific research for the conservation of the species

The proponents will capture adult Oregon Spotted Frogs, using up to 60 live minnow traps at a known oviposition site. Traps will be set overnight, and checked the following morning, reset, and checked the following afternoon. Traps will be set 3 days a week for up to 6 weeks. All amphibians caught, regardless of species, will be weighed and measured (snout-vent length). Oregon Spotted Frogs will be examined for marks (elastomer dye or Soft VI tags) indicating that it was reared in captivity. All animals will then be immediately released.

Start Date: 2008-03-01   End Date: 2009-10-31

Issuing Authority: Environment Canada

Authority Used:

  • Species at Risk Act

Location of Activity (province, territory or ocean):

  • British Columbia

Affected Species:

Consistent with Section 73 (3) (a-c), the proponent also successfully demonstrated that all reasonable alternatives to the activity have been considered, all feasible measures will be taken to minimize the effect of the activity on the species, and the activity will not jeopardize its survival or recovery. Passive capture of amphibians, using minnow traps, is a typical method of capture which involves very little risk to the animal, and involves less impact to the animal and its habitat than do active trapping methods, such as dip-netting. Handling time is very brief, as the individual need only be examined for presence of elastamer dye in the webbing of the hind foot (the marking method employed by the captive breeding program).The activity is necessary to evaluate whether the captive breeding program is successfully resulting in the recruitment of larvae into the adult breeding population. The individuals conducting the activity have many years of experience in capture and handling of Oregon Spotted Frogs, and this activity is supported by the Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Team. Note that no individuals will be actively marked during this pilot year of the study.

Contact Person(s)
Permit Section
Canadian Wildlife Service
Delta, British Columbia
Phone: (604) 940-4650
Fax: (604) 946-7022
E-mail: sarapermitting.pyr@ec.gc.ca