Over the past two years, the ABMI has been working closely with representatives from Canadian Forces Base Suffield on the development of a License Agreement which would allow for long term access for the ABMI to complete our field surveys on the military base. On June 1, 2012, the agreement was fully executed after being endorsed by both sides.
The agreement will be in place for the next 10 years and outlines the procedures for the completion of ABMI’s field surveys. The Base is a busy and often dangerous place, so developing appropriate conditions and guidelines took some time. However, the end result is an agreement that “broke new ground” according to CFB Suffield reps, and that will be used in the development of future agreements in Canada. The process also allowed for the development of a strong relationship between the ABMI and the Base, and we are hopeful that it can be used to make headway with other military bases in the province.
The ABMI has approximately 23 sites that fall on military lands, 5 of which have been completed thus far. For more information on the CFB Suffield License Agreement, contact Monica, Land Access Manager at 780-492-4398.