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Consolidated Newfoundland Regulation 1996


CONSOLIDATED NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 1100/96

CONSOLIDATED NEWFOUNDLAND REGULATION 1100/96

Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Order
under the
Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Act
(O.C. 96‑199)

Under the authority of section 21 of the Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Act and the Subordinate Legislation Revision and Consolidation Act, the Lieutenant‑Governor in Council makes the following Order.

ORDER

Analysis


        1.   Short title

        2.   Area included

        3.   Outline

        4.   Repeal

Schedule A

Schedule B


Short title

        1. This Order may be cited as the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Order.

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Area included

        2. The area included in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve is as set out in Schedule A.

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Outline

        3. An outline of the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Management Plan is as set out in Schedule B.

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Repeal

        4. The Witless Bay Seabird Ecological Reserve Order, 1994, Newfoundland Regulation 176/94, is repealed.

Schedule A

All that piece or parcel of land and territorial waters known as the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, including Gull Island, Green Island, Great Island, Pee Pee Island and surrounding waters in the province, bounded as follows:

Beginning at a point east of Gull Island and having calculated co‑ordinates 367,243.5 metres east and 5,235,696.3 metres north;

Then following a left circular arc, having a radius of 1,400 metres and a map scaled centre of 365,900 metres east and 5,236,090 metres north, an arc length of 4,773.9 metres, to a point having the calculated co‑ordinates 364,500.5 metres east and 5,236,128.1 metres north;

Then running south 1° 33' 39" west a distance of 2,589.1 metres to a point having map scaled co‑ordinates 364,430 metres east and 5,233,540 metres north;

Then running south 29° 39' 04" west a distance of 6,064.1 metres to a point having map scaled co‑ordinates 361,430 metres east and 5,228,270 metres north;

Then running north 85° 29' 42" west a distance of 564.1 metres to a point having calculated co‑ordinates 360,867.7 metres east and 5,228,314.3 metres north;

Then following a left circular arc, having a radius of 225 metres and a map scaled centre of 360,850 metres east and 5,228,090 metres north, an arc length of 510.9 metres, to a point having calculated co‑ordinates of 360,667.1 metres east and 5,227,959 metres north;

Then running south 35° 36' 06" east a distance of 1,930.9 metres to a point having calculated co‑ordinates 361,791.1 metres east and 5,226,389 metres north;

Then following a left circular arc, having a radius of 1,290 metres and a map scaled centre of 362,840 metres east and 5,227,140 metres north, an arc length of 2,785.1 metres, to a point having calculated co‑ordinates 364,046.8 metres east and 5,226,684.1 metres north;

Then running north 20° 41' 47" east a distance of 6,602 metres to a point having scaled co‑ordinates 366,380 metres east and 5,232,860 metres north;

Then running north 16° 55' 58" east a distance of 2,964.8 metres to the point of beginning.

All co‑ordinates, bearings and distances being referenced to the Universal Transverse Mercator Projection (Zone 22) and the North American Datum of 1983.

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Schedule B

Outline of Witless Bay Ecological Reserve Management Plan

The Witless Bay Ecological Reserve is established for the purpose of protecting significant seabird breeding habitat. The reserve provides habitat for a diversity of breeding seabirds which includes the largest concentration of Atlantic Puffins in North America. It is also home to the world's second largest Leach's Storm Petrel colony.

Management policies have been devised for the reserve to protect its significant ecological features. Resource development will not be permitted and natural succession will be allowed to continue with no habitat modifications to occur. Scientific research and educational use in the reserve will be encouraged.

The administration of the management plan is the responsibility of Parks and Natural Areas Division, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation.

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