Principal Investigator:Chin, Krista Licenced Year(s):
Objective 1: Build a partnership between government, communities, regulators and researchers to develop a watershed-based cumulative impact study in areas of oil and gas exploration in the Sahtu region.
The Sahtu Renewable Resource Board (SRRB) can play an important coordinating role in bringing partners together and working with the communities to determine appropriate engagement in the projec...
Principal Investigator:Hansen, Ken Licenced Year(s):
The study is to continue establishing the groundwater and surface water conditions within the exploration licences prior to and during oil and gas exploration activities.
Surface Water Quality Sample Collection
Collect surface water samples once, during September 2015, from a reduced number of sampling locations targeted near areas where exploration activities have occurred.
The water sampl...
Principal Investigator:Smith, Sharon S Licenced Year(s):2016
This project continues the on-going monitoring program of permafrost and collection of baseline terrain information in the Mackenzie Valley Corridor, NWT). This phase of the project is largely data collection.
• To provide baseline knowledge of permafrost and terrain conditions (specifically ground temperature and permafrost active layer thickness) and improve characterization...
Principal Investigator:Chisholm, Veronica Licenced Year(s):2016
The objective of the proposed studies is to continue to describe the existing environment, and obtain information once Project activities commence to determine potential project effects.
The proposed studies will include the collection of air quality, geochemistry, hydrology, water and sediment quality, and fish and aquatic resources, dustfall, vegetation and soil information. The studies are ...
Principal Investigator:Campbell, Joseph W Licenced Year(s):2016
Follow-up on exploration activity associated with MVLWB land use permit MV2014C0005 on Terrax Minerals Inc. City of Yellowknife Gold Project. Work would include initial environmental baseline work, and expansion of research programs to establish sufficient study for possible future Environmental Impact Assessment of potential mine development if exploration activities are successful.
Work will ...
Principal Investigator:Lee, Claudine Licenced Year(s):2016
The main objectives of the field work for 2014 to 2018 will be (1) to determine if the Ekati Diamond Mine is having an effect on the surrounding aquatic environment and air quality; and (2) to provide baseline data for areas where mine development may occur in the future.
In winter, water samples will be collected under ice using a 5L Niskin (a cylindrical PVC water sampler). During the week o...
Principal Investigator:Baird, Donald J Licenced Year(s):
This project will assess the biodiversity in the Slave and Dog Rivers, NWT, using a variety of collection methods, to support the establishment of baseline biomonitoring conditions, and to explore the use of DNA-based identification of animals, plants and microorganisms. The food webs of these systems will also be described using stable isotope techniques. The project will contribute to the wider ...
Principal Investigator:Harris, Katherine M. Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research project is to collect environmental baseline information for future environmental effects monitoring.
Surveys may include assessments of water (surface and groundwater), sediment, benthic invertebrates, plankton, fish, fish habitat, wetlands, geochemistry, and geotechnical. Equipment for surveys will be limited to standard field measuring and surveying equipment, ...
Principal Investigator:Wilcockson, John B Licenced Year(s):
To collect baseline aquatic data in advance of the development of the Prairie Creek Mine. The study will be part of the Aquatic Effects Monitoring Program (AEMP) and will satisfy the requirements of the federal Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM).
The description below is a summary of the planned methodology. Most work will be carried out on Prairie Creek; however, sampling will also be con...
Principal Investigator:Wen, Marc Licenced Year(s):
The objective of the proposed studies to be conducted at Courageous Lake is to collect baseline data collection is planned to characterize the environmental (physical and biological) and social and economic setting in the proposed project area. Specifically, data collection is planned to characterize the following environmental components: air quality, noise, hydrology, bathymetry, hydrogeology, a...