Best Management Practices for Mineral Exploration and Development Activities and Woodland Caribou in Ontario

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Ontario Environment, Conservation and Parks
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These Best Management Practices (BMPs) are meant to be used by mineral exploration and development proponents who are planning or conducting early exploration, advanced exploration, mine production and related closure activities. BMPs should be used during all phases of an activity and/or development, while working in the area of continuous and discontinuous distribution of woodland caribou (forest-dwelling boreal population), to reduce and/or mitigate direct and indirect impacts to caribou and caribou habitat. Woodland caribou (forest-dwelling boreal population) are a threatened species in Ontario and receive protection under the Endangered Species Act, 2007.