Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Construction of a Cattle Exclusion Snake Fence – 3rd Canadian Division Support Base

May 4, 2022 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by May 23, 2022 to:


Terry Haley, Range and Training Area Development Officer
Mailing Address:  #6-5535 Korea Road
Chilliwack, BC, V2R 5P2
E-mail:  Terry.Haley@forces.gc.ca

Or


Gary Leblanc, Requirement Officer
Mailing Address:  #6-5535 Korea Road
Chilliwack, BC, V2R 5P2
E-mail:  Gary.LeBlanc@forces.gc.ca

 

The Proposed Project

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which involves the building of a 3 kilometer fence around wetlands in order to protect Critical Habitat for Species at Risk bryophyte populations from grazing cattle. It will be built a minimum for 30 meters from the high water edge and 50 meters from the extent of the bryophyte populations. The area has been flagged by a Species at Risk bryophyte expert, and construction personnel will not enter the designated critical habitat zone during fence construction. The fence will be built predominantly by hand and on the surface with minimal digging. The design for the fence will follow provincial standards for wood cattle fencing.

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