To fulfill the maximum safeguarding requirements of an Ecosystem Development Plan (EDP), a portion of land within the Subject Property may be dedicated to a qualified recipient as an ecological gift. PLG’s QEPs are able to determine whether an area of land qualifies as ecologically sensitive and help a client determine a qualified recipient for the gifted land.
The Ecological Gifts Program was implemented by Environment and Climate Change Canada in cooperation with other partners including federal departments, provincial and municipal governments and non-government environmental organizations. Ecologically sensitive lands are areas that currently or could in the future contribute to the conservation of Canada’s biodiversity. Where an ecologically sensitive land is a significant part of a larger parcel of land, the entire property donated usually qualifies as an ecological gift. Any land that is given as an ecological gift is fully protected from future development.
Various donations options are available and can be tailored to suit a donor's particular needs. Certain terms and conditions regarding the dedicated land can also be implemented by the donor.
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Talk to our environmental professionals. Please contact Melissa, a Biologist in Training (BIT) and BC Certified Erosion Sediment Control Lead (BC-CESCL) with experience in environmental and watercourse assessments, Riparian Areas Protection Regulation (RAPR) assessments, habitat restoration, invasive vegetation management, bird nest surveys, water quality and Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) monitoring, and the preparation of environmental reports and regulatory permits/approvals.