Principal Investigator:Howard, Kimberly Licenced Year(s):
The main objectives of this study are to determine baseline population status and develop reliable indicators of population abundance and mortality rates of key harvested fish species (lake whitefish and broad whitefish) in the Travaillant Lake system and to identify and determine the relative abundance and species composition of other species within the lake system.
Field crews will be transp...
Principal Investigator:Granchinho, Sophia Licenced Year(s):
BHP Billiton has retained Rescan Environmental Services Ltd. to conduct a baseline aquatic and fisheries survey of lakes near the Fox Pit in the Koala Watershed on the EKATI claim block. The Fox Pit is the newest pit being constructed at EKATI. The wast...
Principal Investigator:Landry, Francois Licenced Year(s):
The field work is intended to provide baseline fisheries data for four lakes (Horseshoe, Toss, Fay and Logan) and to obtain post-baseline fisheries data on eight lakes (Vulture, Kodiak, Nema, Cujo, Nanuq, Counts, and Slipper) within the Ekati claimblock...
Principal Investigator:Jalkotzy, Peter Licenced Year(s):
Selection of lakes for this program was based on: size (diameter/depth); fish over-wintering potential; connectivity with other waterbodies; and the likelihood of intensive (3D) seismic activity occurring within the lakes during the winter of 2001-02. A total of 6 lakes have been identified for inclusion in the survey. Three alternate lakes have also been identified in the event that those selec...
Principal Investigator:Moore, Peter Licenced Year(s):
Fish will be collected and released live using seining and electro-fishing techniques. Data collection will also include flow monitoring. All assessments will be completed on watercourses within the Misery Road, Sable Lake Road and Fox Lake Road developments within the mine site. BHP will provide support staff which will include people hired locally....
Principal Investigator:Armstrong, Allison Licenced Year(s):2002
The objective of the fish-out is to provide scientifically defensible data to: (1) quantify fish production, fish habitat and productivity of the intermediate trophic levels (primary and secondary producers); (2) establish linkages between fish habitat and fish productivity in Sable and Two-Rock Lakes; (3) establish a reference database through which comparisons among lakes can be conducted; and (...
Principal Investigator:Moore, Peter Licenced Year(s):2001
This program is a detailed assessment of the created/enhanced habitat at Frank Channel, based on fish use and function in comparison with habitat design targets. Habitat monitoring will require seasonal assessments within the open water period at times associated with the targeted fish's life stages (Northern Pike). During early spring, mid summer and late summer, Frank Channel habitat will be m...
Principal Investigator:Thomas, Craig J Licenced Year(s):200320022001
The project will look at the effectiveness of created fish habitat within the on-site Panda Diversion Channel. Assessments will include fish use, invertebrate use, stability and function of habitat structures. These will be monitored on a seasonal and yearly basis. Assessments will include the collection of fish (all to be released live), invertebrates, periphytons, and flow monitoring. Standard...
Principal Investigator:Schryer, Rick P. Licenced Year(s):
The objective of these studies is to determine the presence or absence of fish and wildlife in the vicinity of the proposed project area. A literature search for registered archeological sites within the proposed project area is also planned. A literature review will be done to document any existing information on fish populations in the region. A preliminary survey of physical, chemical and biolo...
Principal Investigator:Reed, Shawna Licenced Year(s):
The researcher will determine fish presence/absence and/or densities (number of fish per unit stream length) by electrofishing representative habitat (eg. pool, riffle, run) and the setting of baited minnow traps. When these two methods are not practical (eg. depth too great or flow too fast), gillnets and/or beach seines will be used. Fish caught will be identified, measured, weighed, sexed and t...