Object & Deliverables
The specific objectives were to gather data on fish populations and acquatic habitats in prioritized areas of the Edson FMA and input these data into a standardized database. Data collected included description of fish habitat types, fish species composition and population status. This information will be stored in a standardized (GIS compatible) database that will be presented in routinely updated map formats. Results included information on fish population and aquatic habitats in the Edson District. These consisted of 77 inventory sites within the Weyerhaeuser’s Edson FMA. The three drainages that were sampled included Trout Creek, Bigoray River and Rodney Creek. All this information was enterered into the provincial fisheries database, the Fisheries Management System (FMIS).
The project collected fish population and fish habitat data in priorized areas of the Eastern Slopes. It utilized the guiding principles of the Cooperative Fisheries Inventory Programs cordinated by Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) and Alberta Environmental Protection/Fisheries Management Division (NRS) in North Western Alberta.
This information, in the form of a map with sample site locations, as well as a binder containing summary information of all sites was supplied back to the timber company so it could be incorporated into their development and planning process. A digital GIS compatible database along with digital photos of sites was also provided. The final report was submitted by Richard Rudolph and Calvin McLeod on March 2001. The report is entitled, “Northern East Slopes Co-operative Fisheries Inventory Program (CFIP) 2000 Annual Report for Trout Creek, Bigoray River and Rodney Creek Drainages”.