Archived - Shoreline Stabilization Project for Tsitkatsinakwahere/Cairn Island, Ontario

Glengarry Cairn National Historic Site of Canada (ON)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision

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Reference Number

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 09-01-51773

Environmental Assessment Type


Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Parks Canada Agency

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On November 26, 2009, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because the Parks Canada Agency was the proponent for the project.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

Parks Canada, in partnership with the Mohawks of Akwesasne, is proposing a shoreline stabilization project to prevent erosion and for the protection of heritage resources for Tsitkatsinakwahere/Cairn Island, Glengarry Cairn National Historic Site of Canada. The physical activities associated with the project will include: selective cutting of shoreline vegetation, and the placement of geotextile and rip-rap stone on portions of the island. No removal of vegetation roots systems or excavation on the island will occur. As a further measure to protect the island, Parks Canada will also install a security system. This will involve the installation of a pole, its concrete base and attached video surveillance. The method chosen will involve the lowest level of intrusion to the environment.

Final Decision

A decision was taken on January 8, 2010 and was that the authority may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the screening report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authority is of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.