Construction of a Cattle Exclusion Snake Fence - 3rd Canadian Division Support Base

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.

Latest update

August 17, 2022— The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - August 17, 2022
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - May 4, 2022


Gary Leblanc
Department of National Defence
Gary Leblanc, Requirement Officer
#6-5535 Korea Road
Chilliwack, British Columbia V2R 5P2

Terry Haley
Department of National Defence
Terry Haley, Range and Training Area Development Officer
#6-5535 Korea Road
Chilliwack, British Columbia V2R 5P2

  • Location

    • 3rd Canadian Division Support Base (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Maintenance activities (fences, walls)
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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