Beneficial Practices for Compliance with the Migratory Birds Convention Act and Regulations (2019)
Beneficial Practices for Compliance with the Migratory Birds Convention Act and Regulations provides a synthesis of mitigation measures, case studies and beneficial practices from a variety of settings, industries and activities (i.e. roadways, utilities, oil and gas, land development and forestry), for compliance with the Act and the Regulations during facility creation, operation, maintenance and renewal. It:
- Provides an overview of key legislation including the Migratory Birds Convention Act, the Migratory Bird Regulation, and the Species at Risk Act (SARA);
- Presents a primer on bird biology;
- Directs proponents to essential information sources and tools provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service;
- Consolidates case studies of reasonable mitigation measures to prevent adverse impacts during common activities across industries;
- Synthesizes general mitigation measures that emerge from the case studies and legislation; and
- Recommends a strategy for the development of a national-level Canadian transportation and roadway sector-specific framework to assist proponents in conserving migratory birds, their nests and populations.
This is part of a series of documents which are intended to be used alone or in conjunction with each other.
- PKG-MBBPOG-E (PACKAGE): PTM-BPCMB-E, PTM-MBVM-E and PTM-MBNBC-E: $175 member / $225 non-member. Available in print or ebook.
- PTM-BPCMB-E: Beneficial Practices for Compliance with the Migratory Birds Convention Act and Regulations: $129 member / $169 non-member. Available in print or ebook.
- PTM-MBVM-E: Operational Guidance for Migratory Birds and Vegetation Management for Existing Transportation Facilities and Infrastructure: $45 member / $65 non-member. Available in print or ebook.
- PTM-MBNBC-E: Operational Guidance for Migratory Bird Nests under Bridges and in Culverts: $45 member / $65 non-member. Available in print or ebook.
Background: Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), through the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS), administers the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and associated Migratory Bird Regulations to protect and conserve the vast majority of birds encountered in Canada. Migratory birds are frequently identified and encountered along transportation rights-of-way within natural habitats, as well as on culverts, bridges and other human-made structures. The presence of migratory birds can significantly delay a project or routine maintenance operation if it has not been accounted for during the project’s planning and design phase.
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Synthesis of practices
Wednesday, March 27, 2019