BSAC Seminar Series 4: Land Use in the Vicinity of Airports

Date(s) - 22/04/2021
12 h 00 min - 13 h 00 min


Bird Strike Canada Seminar 4: Airport Vicinity Land Use Issues

This event was recorded on 22 April 2021.

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Airport Zoning Regulations: Managing Land Use in the Vicinity of Airports

Presenter: Devon Harris, Transport Canada

Devon will present information on the federal regulations covering the zoning and land use in the area around airports. Over 70 federal regulations include a clause that applies directly to land uses that are attractive to wildlife. This talk will include a brief summary of the applicable causes, some of the airports that have them, and how these clauses have helped airports to manage potential risks.

Devon Harris is the Wildlife Management Specialist at Transport Canada, Civil Aviation. Devon received her B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Carleton University. Devon has worked at Transport Canada for over 10 years, and transitioned into this role in early 2017. Devon currently sits as the Transport Canada representative for Bird Strike Committee Canada, as well as is an active member of the ICAO Wildlife Management Hazard Expert Group.


Beyond the Fence – Influencing Community Land Use

Presenter: Paul Woods, Toronto Pearson International Airport

Managing wildlife hazards at airports should not end at the fence. However, the tools and influence available to wildlife managers drop off sharply at that boundary depending on zoning regulations in your area. Awareness, education, collaboration and good relationships are key. Paul will talk about two different developments in the Toronto Pearson Primary Bird Hazard Zone with the potential to greatly increase the risk exposure to aircraft operating at Pearson. He will outline the process that unfolded with project stakeholders and the airport community as all worked to resolve the issues that emerged.

Paul Woods has worked in the aviation industry for more than 20 years in various roles, including airport Safety & Security, Emergency Management, Operational Continuity, and Airport Wildlife Management. He has also served as past Co-Chair of Pearson International’s Runway Safety Team and currently heads up the Training Standards, Systems and Compliance group as part of the Airport Operations division of the GTAA. He is also the Ontario Region airport representative for Bird Strike Committee Canada.

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