Environmental Assessment for Petroleum Exploration, Drilling and Development, Cameron Hills, NWT.
Principal Investigator: Mears, Margaret (3)
Licence Number: 13145
Organization: Western Oilfield Services Ltd / Golder Associates Ltd.
Licenced Year(s): 2000
Issued: Jul 10, 2000
Project Team: Don Wiedl, Serge Matikosh, Hilary Machtans, Mark Ealey, Dana Charlton, One Community assistants from Hay River Reserve

Objective(s): Western was contracted on behalf of Paramount Resources to conduct preliminary baseline studies at Paramount's land holdings, and a proposed access corridor in the Cameron Hills area. The objective of this study is to determine the presence or absence o

Project Description: Western was contracted on behalf of Paramount Resources to conduct preliminary baseline studies at Paramount's land holdings, and a proposed access corridor in the Cameron Hills area. The objective of this study is to determine the presence or absence of fish habitat and wildlife in the vicinity of the proposed project. A preliminary survey of the physical, chemical and biological features of the relevant water bodies will be performed. Aquatics field work will be performed from a small boat or by foot; sites will be accessed by helicopter. The field crew will be based out of the proposed camp at Indian Cabins, Alberta. A fish habitat assessment will be conducted on the relevant water bodies in the study area. Where roads or rights-of-way are proposed to cross streams greater than 5m in width, fish habitat will be assessed at the crossings. Water samples will be collected from each relevant water body. Surface water samples will be collected from creeks or streams. Samples will be gathered from mid-depth in lakes. The water would be analyzed for metal content, nutrients, alkalinity, hardness and major ions. Standard limnological parameters (pH, conductivity, temperature, oxygen) would also be collected from each water body. For more information on the wildlife component of this study please consult the Wildlife permit issued by RWED and for more information on fish collection methodologies please consult the permit issued by DFO.