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WCS Canada Comments - Alpine Ungulates and Raptors, Spatial Buffers and Timing Windows - April 2014

WCS Canada


Abstract

We summarize the nature of human disturbance and findings of scientific studies addressing this management problem in alpine ungulates and raptors. We recommend using distance buffers and timing of disturbances to minimize impact, and provide recommendations on ways that buffers and timing windows can be integrated into land management decisions. We recommend that the Department of Environment within the Yukon Territorial Government take the lead in developing clear definitions of the habitats and formalizing a database where these habitats are mapped and adequately documented, and that the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources in the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board require the mapping of these habitats in environmental impact assessments and implement spatial buffers and timing windows in a variety of land use permitting processes.

Recommended citation

WCS Canada (2014). WCS Canada Comments - Alpine Ungulates and Raptors, Spatial Buffers and Timing Windows - April 2014. WCS Canada. https://wcscanada.org/resources/wcs-canada-comments-alpine-ungulates-and-raptors-spatial-buffers-and-timing-windows-april-2014/

WCS Canada comments on Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy, to Natural Resources Canada

WCS Canada comments on Canada's Critical Minerals Strategy, to Natural Resources Canada

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