Principal Investigator:Panayi, Damian Licenced Year(s):
The objective is to describe the aquatic environment in the Yellowknife River between Bluefish Lake and Prosperous Lake as per the Fisheries Authorization and the Water Licence. This may include investigating aquatic vegetation, water quality and quantity, benthic invertebrates, fish and substrate. The results will be used to determine the most suitable means of fish habitat compensation or produc...
Principal Investigator:Lee, Claudine Licenced Year(s):
The main objectives of the field work for 2016 to 2020 are: 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 2.5L Niskin (a cylindrical PVC water sampler). During the week of ...
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:Maier, Kris Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research project are to determine what fish species are present in the Arctic Red River Headwaters (AARH), and what areas in the Arctic Red River Headwaters are important fish habitats.
The intent is to use varying fisheries assessment techniques (angling, electofishing and gillnetting) to assess various suitable habitats in the ARRH for the presence of fish. Sites will b...
Principal Investigator:Maier, Kris Licenced Year(s):2016
The research team seek to build on the 2014 success in monitoring habitats and using electrofishing to assess juvenile Dolly Varden occupancy. Specific objectives include: 1) to continue implementing a community-based monitoring program to monitor essential habitats; 2) to further delineate the spatial distribution of juvenile char in the Fish Creek watershed; and, 3) to establish a length at age ...
Principal Investigator:Stevens, Jim Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this study is to complete a stream crossing assessment and rare plant survey.
STREAM CROSSING ASSESSMENT
At each watercourse crossing site (n=12), a fish habitat assessment will be conducted from 300 m downstream to 100m upstream. Watercourses will be accessed via helicopter. The following data will be collected at each watercourse crossings site:
• Six transects will be estab...
Principal Investigator:Tonn, William Licenced Year(s):2014
The objectives of this research project are: to study the freshwater ecology, hydrology, and hydraulics of small lakes and streams in the Lac de Gras basin before habitat modification; to monitor the changes in ecosystem productive capacity resulting from habitat modifications designed to increase habitat connectivity and fish passage; and to assess the effectiveness of such habitat modifications ...
Principal Investigator:Haas, Claudia A Licenced Year(s):
This project is to fill gaps in ecological information on a Candidate Protected Area while it makes its way through the NWT Protected Areas Strategy (PAS) process. This information will be used by the working group to make recommendations on final boundary and management planning for the area.
The study will be done at the same time as a study on mercury in fish being conducted by the Dehcho F...
Principal Investigator:Cote, Jason E Licenced Year(s):
Fieldwork is required to determine the potential effects of a ramping event (sudden shutdown of the power generation facility) on fish and fish habitat within the lower reaches of the La Martre River. This information would be added to the overall fish and fish habitat effects assessment and will identify potential mitigation measures, if required. Specific objectives of the field program includ...
Principal Investigator:Wilcockson, John B Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research project is to determine the presence or absence of fish species as part of a habitat assessment of the proposed location for an exfiltration trench (effluent diffuser). Collected fish will be identified, weighted and measured.
Electrofishing would be conducted along the banks of a 200m stretch of Prairie Creek, at the Prairie Creek mine site. Electro fishing would...