Loss of LeConte's Sparrow habitat in Regina
- Hi everyone,
At a recent meeting of the City of Regina's committee for the
implementation of the master plan for the development of A. E. Wilson
Park it was mentioned in passing that an extension of Courtenay Ave. is
planned. I should quickly point out that although the extension would
pass within a few hundred meters of the park the extension has nothing
to do with the master plan. In any event, the marsh and grassland
adjacent to the land that would be used for the extension constitute one
of the few places left in the city where one can see LeConte's Sparrows
and Marsh Wrens with any regularity (both are likely breeders). Raptors,
including Short-Eared Owls can also be found here, and Bobolinks
sometimes show up during migration and hang around for a while.
I wonder whether any kind of environmental impact study has gone into
the planning for the extension. Does anybody know any further details
about the extension?
H.D. Sandy Ayer (Mr.)
Director of Library Services
Canadian Bible College/Canadian Theological Seminary
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Regina, Sask., Canada
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