2003 Route and Site Selection in the Gwich'in Settlement Area
Principal Investigator: Povey, Andrew (93)
Licence Number: 13442
Organization: Mackenzie Project Environment Group
Licenced Year(s): 2005 2004 2003 2002
Issued: May 28, 2003
Project Team: Court Fook

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 will involve several helicopter flights for the purposes of pipeline routing, site selection and geotechnical observation within the Gwich'in Settlement Area. Route and site selection flights will be used to: (1) determine the optimal location for a potential natural gas pipeline route; (2) visually inspect and confirm land forms and geotechnical features; (3) identify land features that may be important to the location or construction of a potential gas pipeline; and (4) determine the optimal locations for potential facility sites, access points to the right-of-way, staging areas, borrow sources, gravel sources, and camp locations.