Principal Investigator:Wolf, Calvin Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this project is to document the physical condition of the seabed lease following the removal of the Tarsiut Caissons. The project also includes sampling benthic populations in the disturbed and undisturbed areas of the lease. This information can be used as a benchmark for possible future study of the effects of natural processes in restoring the footprint of the caissons. A bathy...
Principal Investigator:Machtans, Hilary Licenced Year(s):
The study is part of the Phase 5 Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) program, which is requirement under the Fisheries Act, Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER). The objective of the study is to carry out the second year of periodic monitoring of fish and benthos at the determined study locations; Jackfish Bay (exposure area), Horseshoe Island Bay (reference area for fish survey) and Kam Ba...
Principal Investigator:Hansen, Ken Licenced Year(s):
The objective of the project is to identify the fish species present, gather population data on surveyed fish species, assess fish habitat characteristics, and identify benthic invertebrate species present in waterbodies in the area of Husky’s proposed exploration activity. Five streams and nine lakes are proposed to be assessed.
Backpack electrofishing and fyke nets will be used to assess the ...
Principal Investigator:Carson, Richard Licenced Year(s):
The objectives are to evaluate if there are differences in biological parameters among study sites and between years of the Environmental Effects Monitoring study are still present and whether any differences are the result of current mining practices, historical mining practices, or a combination of the two.
The design will include studies on fish (non-lethal sampling of slimy sculpin), benthi...
Principal Investigator:Sibbald, Carey Licenced Year(s):
The primary objectives of this research program are to collect baseline data on the bathymetry and depth contours, water chemistry, limnological profiles, sediments, and benthic biota, fish presence and habitat.
The Bathymetry field program will be conducted in August 2014, prior to the Aquatics and Fisheries field programs. Data from the bathymetry field program is required to finalize samplin...
Principal Investigator:Quinlan, Roberto Licenced Year(s):20162015
This study will examine the effects of permafrost and flooding on the ecological structure and carbon exchange of contrasting lakes in the Mackenzie River Delta. Patterned ground marked by ice-wedge polygons is formed by freezing and thawing of the soil, which forms cracks into which ice can spread and cause the soil to uplift. These processes have effects on the hydrology and water chemistry of a...
Principal Investigator:Nyman, Jeff Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this program is to determine the environmental and physical conditions at nine sites on Gordon Lake. This will include the identification and quantification of environmental impacts in soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater, and the identification of any hazardous or non-hazardous materials. In addition, samples of biota (including vegetation, fish, benthic invertebrates) m...
Principal Investigator:Blais, Jules M Licenced Year(s):
This research will determine how the recent and dramatic climate changes in Arctic freshwater have affected the transport and fate of anthropogenic contaminants to freshwater systems, two of the largest threats facing northern communities and ecosystems. This research will develop new tools to examine how the fate of anthropogenic contaminants is affected in Arctic regions under different climate ...
Principal Investigator:Wells, David A Licenced Year(s):201620152014
To revisit fixed sample stations at near-field, mid-field and far-field sites over the course of the year in an effort to determine any seasonal variation that may exist and confirm impact predictions. The study will encompass the following water based parameters: water quality, zooplankton & phytoplankton biomass and taxonomy, benthic invertebrate analysis and sediment chemistry. This program als...
Principal Investigator:Wiatzka, Gerd M Licenced Year(s):2013
The objective of the Copper Pass Phase III Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and Remedial Planning Program is to assist AANDC-CARD with its ongoing work to clean up abandoned mine sites across the Northwest Territories. The program aims to identify any concerns at the site and to use these findings to create a Remediation Action Plan (RAP).
Samples of waste rock, soil, vegetation, water, sed...