2004 Winter and Spring Aquatic Studies in the Sahtu Settlement Area
Principal Investigator: Povey, Andrew (93)
Licence Number: 13583
Organization: Mackenzie Project Environment Group
Licenced Year(s): 2004 2003
Issued: Apr 02, 2004
Project Team: Gary Ash,

Objective(s): Imperial Oil Resources Ltd., Aboriginal Pipeline Group, ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Ltd., Shell Canada Ltd., and ExxonMobil Canada Properties are continuing baseline studies begun in 2001 as part of the Mackenzie Gas Project. 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. This portion of the project has two components. 1) Selected streams and lakes will be surveyed to assess overwintering conditions for fish and watercourse freezing conditions in the vicinity of potential pipeline crossing sites. This will complete the multi-season assessment of watercourses begun in 2002. 2) A fisheries spring survey will be conducted at watercourses that may be crossed by all-season roads to determine the use of watercourses by fish during the period of spring flow. MPEG will 1) maximize Sahtu involvement through a) Sahtu aboriginal business, b) employment for Sahtu aboriginal people, c) training; 2) Monitoring; 3) Leave site as close as possible to original state; and 4) report on the above items back to the communities.