Assessment of Impacts of Mackenzie Delta Petroleum Activities on Aquatic Ecosystem Health, Year 1: Lakes (Baseline Characterization)
Principal Investigator: Halliwell, Douglas (2)
Licence Number: 13707
Organization: Environment Canada
Licenced Year(s): 2004
Issued: Jul 30, 2004
Project Team: Dr. Marlen

Objective(s): The objectives of this program are; 1) to characterize baseline water and benthic invertebrate conditions in three experimental lakes in and near the Kendall Island Bird Sanctuary and two Mackenzie Gas Project Taglu and Niglintgak Anchor Sites, and one or two control lakes; 2) to choose appropriate sampling and variables which will be useful in future monitoring of anticipated impacts of MGP petroleum activities on aquatic ecosystem health in lakes due to camps' domestic sewage, drilling activities, access roads, etc.; and 3) to enter, store and manage this new data (along with existing data) in a tested information management system/geographic information system using industry standard database and GIS software for the purpose of collating and analyzing data.