Forestry Research in the Gwich'in Settlement Area
Principal Investigator: Walker-Larsen, Jennifer (6)
Licence Number: 13117
Organization: Gwich'in Renewable Resource Board
Licenced Year(s): 2003 2002 2001 2000
Issued: May 23, 2000
Project Team: Bryon Benn, Jim Weber, Shannon Haszard

Objective(s): The Gwich'in Renewable Resource Board (GRRB) is working with the Department of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development (DRWED) and Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC) to develop a forest management plan for the Gwich'in Settlement Area. In order to manag

Project Description: Forest Fire Effects on Vegetation and Wildlife Habitat use: Research sites will be accessed by helicopter. Sites are located in burns of different ages. In the summer, small teams will complete vegetation plots, assess species composition and percent cover, and assess wildlife abundance. In the winter, helicopter track surveys will be completed. Forest Monitoring (ARNEWS and SI/MAB plots): The monitoring plots on Campbell Creek, Gwich'in Territorial Park will be accessed by boat. Measurements of tree health, species present, and size will be taken.