|Area:||Inventory and Planning|
|Sponsor:||ANC Timber Ltd.|
Object & Deliverables
The primary purpose of this Project was to determine fish species occurrence and distribution within selected harvesting compartments located in the upper Athabasca River and Little Smoky River Basins.
Specific objectives included determining fish species occurrence and distribution within each compartment, providing a description of fish habitat within the sampled waters, identifying critical sport fish habitat, and determining sport fish habitat ratings of the sampled waters.
Field work associated with this Project took place throughout September & October of 1997. During that time Horse& Packrat Creeks and several small tributaries of the Berland River, several small tributaries of the Athabasca River just upstream from the Town of Whitecourt, and Upper Bird Creek in the Little Smoky River drainage were sampled.
Data analysis was completed over the winter of 1998 and report writing occurred in May and June of that year.
Final Project results are contained in the following four reports:
* Stream Inventory of Upper Bird Creek and Its Tributaries, Little Smoky River Drainage, Alberta, prepared by Slav Stanislawski, and dated May 1998;
* Stream Inventory of Small Tributaries of the Athabasca River Upstream of Whitecourt, Alberta, prepared by Slav Stanislawski, and dated May 1998;
* Stream Inventory of Lower Horse Creek Drainage and Small Berland River Tributaries, Berland River Drainage, Alberta, prepared by Slav Stanislawski, and dated June 1998; and
* Stream Inventory of Upper Horse Creek Drainage and Packrat Creek, Berland River Drainage, Alberta, prepared by Slav Stanislawski, and dated June 1998.
Upper Athabasca River & Little Smoky River Basins
Fish Species Occurrence/Distribution