The federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) has particular specifications for Indigenous people, hunters, fishermen, trappers, and individual citizens. If a species at risk is found at any time in your community or if your community uses the species as a resource in any way, you may have a responsibility to undertake a Species at Risk Assessment. The provincial Endangered Species Act (2007) also affords legal protection to designated species at risk and their known habitats.
Land owners and managers must ensure that their actions do not have a negative impact on these species or their habitat. Increasingly, Species at Risk (SAR) assessments are becoming a requirement for building permit issuance for municipalities in areas of known or suspected species at risk habitat.
Where it is determined that impacts to an at risk species are likely to occur, Cambium Aboriginal can prepare mitigation and habitat management plans, make recommendations for compensation habitat and/or guide the client through the permitting process under the ESA.
Cambium Aboriginal is pleased to offer a range of ecological and biological services. If your community has curiosities about the ecological health of your lands, waters, and resources, Cambium Aboriginal would be pleased to discuss options for helping you to learn more.
Whether your community has concerns about a specific resource, or your community is putting in a new development project and want to ensure the impacts can be mitigated, or want to learn more about lands your community may be acquiring, we can provide biological and ecological services to fulfill your needs.
Contact us to speak with one of our qualified staff members to discuss your circumstances and learn how we can eliminate uncertainties and provide you with practical solutions that are tailored to your First Nation’s specific needs.
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