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Recover tracking devices of Arctic Terns (148765)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Mark Mallory
Company: Acadia University
Start Date: 2018-07-01
End Date: 2018-07-20
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Nasaruvaalik Island is a field site about 160 km north of Resolute Bay which was set up in 2007 by Environment Canada to study ground nesting seabirds. We have managed to track all species at the island except Arctic Terns, to assess where and when they move, and what threats they face when outside of Nunavut. In 2017 we deployed geolocator loggers on terns at the island - these tiny units log (record) the position of the bird but do not transmit it. Thus, in 2018 we need to return, recapture those birds, remove the equipment from them and release them, and then return south and download the data from the units to map their movements.
Persons: 3
Days: 10
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
3453 point Nasaruvaalik Island, small flat alluvial island with 3 small cabins and bird colonies at each end
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
North Baffin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
CWS: Banding Permit
CWS: Scientific permit under the Migratory Bird Regulations
GN-DOE: Wildlife Research Permit
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
No records found.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 2 20 Liters fuel for small honda generator
Propane 2 20 Lbs stove
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0.1 fill blue barrels at PCSP base Resolute, NU (municipal)
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
We will fly in water and food, and fly out all wastes
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes 20 L none pack out to Resolute dump
Greywater 50 L none put in barrels and move to Resolute bay
Non-Combustible wastes 20 L none bagged and packed out to Resolute Bay
Sewage (human waste) 20 L none existing outhouse at camp will be used with buried material >200 m from any water source
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-03-27
Originator: Mark Mallory
Public Registry ID: 13943
Document Size: 218.33 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2018-03-27
Originator: Mark Mallory
Public Registry ID: 13944
Document Size: 218.58 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2018-04-09
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 14048
Document Size: 200.96 Kb


Environmental Protection:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurrences of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s3.13.8: The applicant undertakes to remove all drums safely from the site and dispose of the drums in a safe manner.

New Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.1 and Appendix H, s1: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its natural condition to the greatest extent possible.

Old Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.2: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its original condition to the greatest extent possible, including any work required due to the applicant's action prior to this application.

Low-Level Air Flights:
Appendix H, s3: Will the applicant avoid all low-level flights?
i. If not, explain why such flights are or may be absolutely necessary.
we have to land at the island
ii. If such flights are or may be absolutely necessary, will they avoid disturbance to people and wildlife?
iii. If not, explain why it is not possible to avoid such disturbance.
we have organized the runway so approach and takeoff have minimal impact on high density nesting areas

Caribou Protection Measures:
s3.3.7 and Appendix D: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix D?

Caribou Water Crossings:
s3.3.7 and map: Will the applicant avoid, between may 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified

Polar Bear Denning Areas and Walrus Haul-outs:
s3.3.8: Will the applicant keep its activities away from any polar bear denning area or walrus haul-out?

Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s3.11.3 and Appendix H, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth (GN)?

Scientific Research:
s3.9.3: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s3.9.5: Has the applicant consulted with the Nunavut Research Institute about research topics that would benefit or interest local residents?
ii. If no, explain why.
Wildlife work not relevant to NRI
Local Services and Local Employment:
s3.9.4: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
ii. If no, explain why it is not possible.
We will hire a local assistant for seabird work but send them to the Prince Leopold Island field site due to permit restrictions on handling wildlife, and the fact that we will run a short, small camp this year. WE have hired many Inuit students to work with us here in the past.

Communication on Scientific Research:
s3.2.8: The applicant will, at minimum, translate a summary of its work into Inuktitut and communicate with communities using language that is clear and non-technical. The results of all scientific re