Development of Ecosystem Maintenance Indicators (EMI's) for the Peel, Liard and Slave Rivers.
Principal Investigator: MacDonald, Donald D. (1)
Licence Number: 12788
Organization: MacDonald Environmental Sciences Ltd.
Licenced Year(s): 1995
Issued: Jan 01, 1995
Project Team: to be determined later - local interviewers

Objective(s): The research project is designed to obtain traditional knowledge on the location of key habitats, habitat changes, fish and wildlife populations, location of traditional harvesting areas, and stream hydrology in the lower Liard River. This information will be used with the contemporary scientific data that have already been collected to identify fish and wildlife species that are sensitive to changes in streamflow conditions. The EMI's will be used to develop numerical water quantity objectives.

Project Description: The T.E.K. component of the study will involve a series of interviews with residents in the Liard River basin. These interviews will be conducted by an interviewer who is competent in English and Slavey. The interviews will be recorded on audio tape and transcribed later onto the questionaire and maps. The communities will be provided with copies of all raw and summarized information.