This document and the development of Notice of Work permit conditions and operational guidance associated with mineral exploration activities is prepared in support of the implementation of Government Actions Regulation Orders (wildlife habitat areas and ungulate winter ranges) for the Mountain Caribou Recovery Plan in British Columbia. This document is specific to wildlife habitat areas (WHAs): 5-088 to 5-117 (Quesnel Highlands), 8-226 to 8-229 and 8-230 (Okanagan Shuswap), and ungulate winter ranges (UWRs): U-3-004 (Wells Gray Thompson), 3-005 (Revelstoke Shuswap), U-4-010 (Kinbasket), U-4-012 (Southwest Kootenay) U-4-013 (Southeast Kootenay), U-4-014 (Central Kootenay), U-7-003 (Hart Ranges Upper Fraser), U-8-004 (Okanagan Shuswap), U-8-012 (South Monashee). Identified mountain caribou habitat referenced in this document refers to the no timber harvest zones of the legally designated wildlife habitat areas and ungulate winter ranges established for mountain caribou. Although mineral exploration activities are not considered a major factor in disturbance to mountain caribou, the Province of British Columbia is dedicated to fostering environmentally responsible exploration and mining. These permit conditions and operational guidance will be applied to all mineral exploration activities requiring a Notice of Work permit that are undertaken in identified mountain caribou habitat as set out above. The information in this document provides direction to tenure holders, proponents and statutory decision makers involved in mineral exploration activities in identified mountain caribou habitat.
Ministry of Environment. 2010. Notice of Work Permit Conditions and Operational Guidance for Mineral Exploration Activity in Mountain Caribou Habitat. Ministry of Environment
Topic: Recovery Planning
Keywords: bc, british columbia, wildlife mangement, mining, recovery plan, identified wildlife, WHA, UWR, ungulate winter range
Scientific Name: Rangifer tarandus pop. 1
English Name: Caribou (Southern Population)
Other Identifier: recovery planning
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