|Sponsor:||Sundre Forest Products (Sunpine)|
Object & Deliverables
The objectives of this program were to gather data on fish populations and aquatic habitats in prioritized areas of the Rocky Mountain House and Nordegg Districts and input these data into a standardized database; to collect and store fisheries information in a standardized Geographic Information System (GIS)-compatible database to be presented in routinely updated map formats; to ensure data collected could be used to make proactive resource management and development decisions; and to encourage and pursue partnership opportunities with government agencies, private industry, and special interest groups in the area of data collection, funding, and to deliver a fisheries inventories program.
Data collected included descriptions of fish habitat types, fish species compositions, and population statuses. This information enabled harvest planners in developing harvest plans best for the landscape, including both terrestrial and aquatic environments.
The field data collection was required to be accurate and complete; to have been entered into a GIS-compatible database; and to have been spatially referenced.
The findings of this project are contained in a document entitled “Rocky Mountain House and Nordegg Districts – Co-operative Fisheries Inventory Program (CFIP) – 1998 Annual Report,” dated April 1999.