2003 Spring, Summer and Fall Aquatic Studies in the Gwich'in Settlement Area
Principal Investigator: Povey, Andrew (93)
Licence Number: 13439
Organization: Mackenzie Project Environment Group
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2004 2003 2002
Issued: May 28, 2003
Project Team: Gary Ash,

Objective(s): Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited, Aboriginal Pipeline Group, ConocoPhillips Canada (north) Limited, Shell Canada Limited, and ExxonMobil Canada Properties conducted a number of baseline studies during 2001 and 2002 as part of the Mackenzie Gas Project. These studies are being continued in 2003. Local knowledge and technical/scientific research, in combination with a synthesis of existing technical information, is being used to develop a suitable knowledge base for planning, assessment of impacts and development of environmental protection plans. The Mackenzie Project Environment Group (formerly TeraAGA Consulting Group) has been retained to conduct the baseline studies. This portion of the project comprises aquatic studies in the Gwich'in Settlement Area, including fish and fish habitat, hydrology, water and sediment quality and hydrogeology studies. The 2003 studies will complete the hydrology studies along the previously identified proposed pipeline corridor. In addition, spring, summer and fall aquatics studies will be conducted at locations of potential infrastructure sites, access roads and borrow pits. Reconnaissance level and detailed aquatic studies will also be conducted along alternate pipeline study corridors.