SUGGESTED PROTOCOL FOR LAND CLEARING
 


CONTENTS

1. Introduction and background
1.1 Purpose of the code
1.2 Wildlife loss associated with land-clearing
1.3 Wildlife issues associated with land-clearing
1.3.1 Animal injuries associated with land-clearing
1.3.2 Accident and starvation associated with land-clearing
1.3.3 Isolation of wildlife and habitat fragmentation
1.4 Removal of wildlife prior to land-clearing and “eco-friendly” development
1.5 Relevant legislation
 
2. Scope and aims of the code
2.1 Scope
2.2 Aims
 
3. Important guiding principles underpinning the code, and definitions
3.1 Duty of care
3.2 Due diligence
3.3 Fair, reasonable and appropriate measures
3.4 Definitions
 
Suggested Protocol
 
Section 1: General Principles
Responsibilities of a developer
Requirement for engagement of a wildlife control operator
Discharge of a developer’s responsibilities under the code
Removal of wildlife from a site without a wildlife control operator
Use of wildlife control operators for development activities or processes
 
Section 2 Licensing/Permitting and Responsibilities of wildlife control operators
Roles of wildlife control operators
Licensing/permitting of wildlife control operators
Powers and responsibilities of wildlife control operators
Powers of wildlife control operators under the applicable local, state and/or Federal laws
Responsibilities of wildlife control operators
Use of unlicensed personnel by a wildlife control operator
Accountability of wildlife control operators for powers given under local, State and/or Federal laws
Disagreement between developer and wildlife control operator
Termination of a contract by a developer
Termination of a contract by a wildlife control operator
Misconduct by a wildlife control operator
 
Standard Operating Procedures for Wildlife Control Operators
 
Section 3: Site Assessment
General Principles