Project Code: CANFOR-01-056
Area:Inventory and Planning
Sponsor:Canadian Forest Products

The primary goal of this Project was to obtain current, reliable fish population and acquatic resource information in the southern Grande Prairie area for guidance in forest harvest planning.

Specific objectives included determining the extent of available fish, fish habitat data and deficiencies thereto; collecting fish and fish habitat data to fill data deficiencies; identifying risk to fish and aquatic habitat with respect to immediate and existing land use activities; evaluating the effectiveness and limitations of the previously developed data set; and collaborating with government agencies and industrial users in the application of the enhanced fish and fish habitat data [stream classification system].

Phase I [Operational] of the study took place in 2003 – 2004 and Phase II [Strategic] was completed in the years 2004 – 2005.

Study results are captured in the following five reports –

* Assessment of Selected Stream Crossings – Phase I Final Report 2003, prepared by Tyler W.P. Johns, Michael A. Doran, John P. Tchir & Paul J. Hvenegaard;

* Culvert Assessment Field Guide, prepared by the Alberta Conservation Association & Canadian Forest Products Ltd., and dated March 2004;

* Assessment of Selected Stream Crossings – Phase I Final Report 2004, prepared by James Aiken, John P. Schir & Tyler W. P. Johns;

* Fish Distribution and Occurrence – Phase II Final Report 2005, prepared by James Aiken & John P. Tchir; and

* Fish Presence/Absence Modelling in a GIS Environment, prepared by Geographic Dynamics Corporation, and dated January 2005.

Southern Grande Prairie Area
Fish Populations
Stream Crossing Assessments
Fish Habitat