|Area:||Inventory and Planning|
|Sponsor:||Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc.|
Object & Deliverables
The primary goal of this project was to complete fisheries assessments and monitoring of proposed and existing crossings in northeast Alberta that could be used by all regional industry to evaluate potential impacts or effects.
Specific project objectives included – documenting relative status of sport fish; describing distributions of fish; locating new and undisturbed drainages that contain sport fish for future reference and baseline study; identifying and describing critical fish habitats; and assessing and monitoring stream crossings to develop construction practices that are more ecologically protective of fish habitats and movement.
Fisheries’ surveys and watercourse crossing assessments were completed on approximately 82 crossings (18 existing and 64 proposed) during the summer seasons of 2000, 2001 and 2002.
Final project results are contained in a 255-page report entitled “Catalog of the Alberta Pacific Forest Industries’ Fisheries Surveys of the Existing and Proposed Watercourse Crossings, 2000 – 2002” prepared by Slav Stanislawski dated May 2003.