The Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-grouse under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) comes into force on February 18, 2014.
For more information on the Order, please contact
- Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada
Tel: 1 800 668-6767
The Emergency Order can be viewed at:
Due to the implementation of the Order, the Landscape Analysis Tool (LAT) will be updated to include a new Greater Sage-Grouse Emergency Order layer allowing the client to identify when any proposed activity falls within that area covered under the Order. By making the applicant aware of activities falling within this zone, they will be able to review the requirements of the Order and ensure any application submitted to the regulating bodies does not contravene the prohibitions set out in the Order.
Based on the update to the LAT, any EAP application with LAT Reports generated on or before March 14, 2014, that have not already been successfully submitted as part of a successful EAP disposition application will be automatically rejected by EDS on March 15, 2014.
The LAT is being modified to reflect an addition of a Sage Grouse Emergency Order Layer. Note that although the LAT Reports with the new federal layer will take effect as of March 15, 2014, there is an expectation that companies must not contravene the prohibitions set out in the Emergency Order as of February 18th, as indicated in the Order.