Plant and Wildlife Habitat

What is the project monitoring?

  • Success of habitat rehabilitation at work sites following cleanup
  • Location of active migratory bird nests if construction cannot be avoided during migratory bird nesting seasons

Why is the project monitoring plant and wildlife habitat?

  • To ensure measures to minimize habitat disruption and rehabilitate affected areas are effective

What measures is the project taking to protect plant and wildlife habitat?

  • Consult with property owners prior to the cleanup of small-scale sites to identify sensitive features which may need protection (Port Hope Project)
  • Develop site-specific plans to rehabilitate work sites after waste removal
  • Relocate the storm water management pond away from the wooded area at the long-term waste management facility site
  • Develop protection and rehabilitation plans for the fen and beach vegetation at the waterworks site
  • Establish new plant communities at the waste management site to improve on pre-construction conditions
  • Avoid vegetation clearing of migratory bird habitat during breeding season; when not possible, develop a plan to reduce impacts on migratory birds or active nests
  • Apply dust suppression measures
  • Construct erosion and sediment control structures around cleared sites

How is the project monitoring plant and wildlife habitat?

  • Survey rehabilitated work sites to compare vegetation loss to environmental assessment predictions and update the Ecological Land Classification maps
  • Conduct a survey of active migratory bird nests if work occurs during nesting season
May 7, 2014