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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