Environmental Impact Statement and Fish & Wildlife Salvage for the Barrhaven West Subdivision for DCR Phoenix Group of Companies

Barrhaven (Ottawa), Ontario, 2016 

Dr. McKinley prepared a Fish and Wildlife Salvage Plan (FWSP) and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to support the proposed decommissioning of a Temporary Stormwater Management Pond and construction of a subdivision located in Barrhaven (Ottawa), Ontario.  Dr. McKinley obtained the necessary License to Collect Fish and Wildlife Scientific Collector’s Authorization from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) to support this undertaking.

This project included the progressive relocation of fish, amphibians, reptiles and other aquatic organisms during the controlled dewatering of the stormwater pond.  Mitigation measures to protect fish and wildlife during the decommissioning process were implemented, as outlined in the Fish and Wildlife Salvage Plan. Following completion of the decommissioning, the Site will be developed to accommodate a residential street, 19 single detached homes, and a park.

Site of proposed subdivision.

Site of proposed subdivision.

Role: Senior Biologist