Canadian Forest Service Publications

Environmental Science Advisory Committee Report. 1995 Annual Report. Department of National Defence - CFB Esquimalt. 1996. Robinson, A.; Trofymow, J.A. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre, Victoria, BC.

Year: 1996

Available from: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 24907

Language: English

CFS Availability: PDF (download)

Abstract

The Department of National Defence Environmental Science Advisory Committee (ESAC) - CFB Esquimalt was established in 1994 under a letter of understanding as a technical advisory committee reporting to the joint Department of National Defence / Canadian Forest Service Forest Resource Management Committee. ESAC is a multiagency committee composed of representatives from the Department of National Defence, Canadian Forest Service and Canadian Wildlife Service and representatives from Universities and other interested provincial agencies. The committee has the responsibility of providing professional expertise, advice and supervision of research being conducted on CFB Esquimalt properties and providing opportunities for dissemination of the research results. The committee set up a formal permitting system to facilitate the tracking of proposals to do research on CFB Esquimalt lands. During 1995 a total of 22 proposals were received and 20 permits were issued. The committee met four times during the year to review policy and proposals. To facilitate the communication and transfer results of research on DND properties to member agencies as well as amongst researchers working on CFB Esquimalt lands, the committee cosponsored two workshops during the year. One sponsored jointly by the committee and Environment Canada was open to all project proponents who had done research on DND lands during the year. The other was held at the Pacific Forestry Centre and was for the project proponents who had conducted work under a joint proposal coordinated by the Canadian Wildlife Service and funded by DND Headquaters. The purpose of this report is to provide background on the committee, its terms of reference and information on the permitting process. As well the report provides research summaries of reports for permitted projects completed in 1995 and annual reports for permitted projects continuing in following years. A cumulative bibliography of reports on environmental research conducted on CFB Esquimalt lands since 1994 and available at the Pacific Forestry Centre Libray is also provided.