2004 Winter and Spring Aquatic Studies in the Gwich'in Settlement Area
Principal Investigator: Povey, Andrew (93)
Licence Number: 13550
Organization: Mackenzie Project Environment Group
Licensed Year(s): 2005 2004 2003
Issued: Mar 02, 2004
Project Team: Serge Meti

Objective(s): Imperial Oil Resources Ltd., Aboriginal Pipeline Group, ConocoPhillips Canada (North) Ltd., Shell Canada Ltd., and ExxonMobil Canada Properties are continuing baseline studies begun in 2001 as part of the Mackenzie Gas Project. Local knowledge and technical/scientific research, in combination with a synthesis of existing technical information, is being used to develop a suitable knowledge base for planning, assessment of impacts, and development of environmental protection plans. This portion of the project has two components. 1) Selected streams and lakes will be surveyed to assess overwintering conditions for fish and watercourse freezing conditions in the vicinity of potential pipeline crossing sites. This will complete the multi-season assessment of watercourses begun in 2002. 2) A fisheries spring survey will be conducted at watercourses that may be crossed by all-season roads to determine the use of watercourses by fish during the period of spring flow.