The Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan will meet at 7 p.m. on February 7th in ATAC Room 5035 at Lakehead University. Evening parking at Lakehead University is free of charge and available right beside the ATAC building.
A presentation will be provided by Joe Fiorino of the Canadian Wildlife Service exploring the relationship between wildlife habitat and populations. Lakehead University doctoral student Nathan Wilson will also present a draft mapping tool meant to incorporate parameters which aid in decision-making for habitat restoration and protection projects. Such parameters include land ownership, presence/absence of wetlands, hydrology, surrounding land use, zoning, etc.
- Solicit PAC perspective regarding the Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS) presentation laying out the relationship between habitat and populations
- Utilize CWS information to inform and determine next steps to increase the quality and quantity of fish and wildlife habitat
- Seek PAC representation on a sub-committee tasked with implementing measures to improve habitat quality
- Review steps taken to increase PAC member attendance, continuity and sector representation; establish next steps
- Minutes of December 6, 2017
- “Backgrounder” – Degradation of Wildlife Populations
- Presentation – “Assessing Wildlife Populations in Relation to Habitat in Thunder Bay AOC”
- Delisting Criteria – Loss of Fish Habitat
- Delisting Criteria – Loss of Wildlife Habitat
- Map of Lakehead University showing ATAC Building (AT). (Note that the meeting is in the 5th floor boardroom -Room 5035 – rather than the 3rd floor boardroom where it has been held previously)
Remedial Action Plans work to address environmental chemical, physical, and biological degradation resulting in pollution and impacts to habitat in Areas of Concern on the Great Lakes. They are supported by Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Lakehead University.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. There is no charge. Observers do not participate in committee decisions but may be allowed to address the meeting at the discretion of the chair.