Eradicating invasive fallow deer from Sidney Island to facilitate forest restoration

Parks Canada is funding a collaborative project for the purpose of facilitating long-term recovery of the forest ecosystem on Sidney Island. Currently, the ecosystem is in a severely-degraded state as a result of decades of over-browsing by invasive fallow deer. A series of restoration and conservation activities, including the eradication of invasive fallow deer from Sidney Island, have been recommended. Parks Canada and other project partners and reviewing these recommendations for potential approval.

This Detailed Impact Assessment process focuses on the proposed eradication of invasive fallow deer. This public engagement period has been preceded by ~1 year of collaborative planning and in-depth engagement with partnering communities and organisations.


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This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

 

Latest update

June 17, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Eradicating invasive fallow deer from Sidney Island to facilitate forest restoration - Eradication methods under consideration DOCX (21 KB) May 17, 2021
1 Eradicating invasive fallow deer from Sidney Island to facilitate forest restoration - Public comments invited from May 17 to June 17, 2021 - May 17, 2021

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Contacts

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
2220 Harbour Road
Sidney, British Columbia V8L 2P6
Telephone: 250-654-4000 or 1-866-944-1744
Fax: 250-654-4014
Email: pc.gulfinfo.pc@canada.ca


  • Location

    • Detailed Impact Assessment, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

    2021-05-17
  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    81629

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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