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A long range dual frequency identification sonar (DIDSON-LR) was used to enumerate the chinook salmon escapement to the Big Salmon River in 2006, as well as determine associated run timing, and diel migration patterns. This was the second year of sonar operation at this site. The sonar site was located on the Big Salmon River at the same location as in 2005, approximately 1.5 km upstream of the confluence with the Yukon River. Partial weirs placed on both sides of the river were used to restrict fish passage through a 34 m opening. The sonar was configured to provide a 29º conical ensonified field, 40 m wide that covered the water column within the fish passage opening. A total of 7,308 (7,298 counted plus 10 extrapolated)...
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This article reviews social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in Australia, Canada and the United States after the year 2000 and explores future research needs in the field. In these three countries, social science research exploring contemporary Indigenous wildfire management has been limited although there have been interesting findings about how Indigenous culture and knowledge influences fire management. Research with Indigenous communities may be limited not because of a lack of interest by social scientists, but rather by obstacles to doing research with Indigenous communities, such as ethical and time concerns. Research needs on Indigenous wildfire management are presented, centred on the...
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For 40 years, the Biological Survey of Canada (BSC) has encouraged and organised studies of the arthropod fauna of Canada, through the wide involvement of the scientific community and the leadership of an expert steering committee. The benefits of the BSC to science include the completion of major cooperative projects to acquire and synthesise knowledge (documenting faunas in the Yukon, Canadian grasslands, and other significant regions and habitats), the assembly and organisation of information and specimens, and improved communication among entomologists. Its efforts have led to valuable monographs, scientific briefs, newsletters, and other products summarised here, including documents that are also useful to...
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This research focuses on contemporary and historical relationships between landscape change and human impacts in southwest Yukon, Canada, in order to bring to light the nature of cumulative social effects, and culturally appropriate methodologies that may be used for their evaluation. Results were acquired through twenty eight semi-structured interviews with natural resource managers, health and social workers, First Nations, and non-First Nations residents, in which resource development, and other important local markers of change were topics of discussion. Social thresholds are also developed from these results for their use in supporting resource management decisions. Resilience theory plays a center role in...
The high accumulation rate, nearly complete preservation and detailed chronology of the Eclipse ice core, Yukon Territory, Canada, are well suited for comparison of the glaciochemical record with instrumental time series of temperature, precipitation and sea-level pressure. Results of cross-correlation analysis of instrumental temperature records with the Eclipse delta 18O time series reveal a significant positive relationship between summer-time delta 18O at Eclipse and summer (April-September) temperatures in northwestern North America. The results indicate that the Eclipse delta 18O time series provides a better proxy for regional temperature than does the delta 18O time series from the Mount Logan ice-core record...
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We used the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area in northeast British Columbia, Canada as a case study to determine potential conflicts between future resource development and high-value habitats of large mammals in an undeveloped boreal landscape. More than 50 % of high-value habitats for caribou, moose, elk, wolves and grizzly bears were located in Special Resource Management Zones, where natural resource developments could occur. We developed geographic information system (GIS) layers of potential forest resources, oil and gas, minerals, wind power, all resources combined, and roads; and quantified the proportions of high-value habitats overlapping these potentials. Greater proportions of high-value habitats across...
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The contents of this report include: an update on Board membership and staff; a description of the draft implementation strategy to the Plan; the Planning Board's priorities for 2004-2005; a review of land use permits and water licences issued, and an explanation of how an approved Plan has affected those acivities; a list of action items that are currently being addressed; recommendations for groups to consider in the next year; the Planning Board's work plan for 2003-2004, and; the audited financial statements for 2003-2004. ... All regulatory agencies have to ensure that all licensed, permitted, and othe authorized activities related to the use of land, water, and the deposit of waste conform with the Plan. The...
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This thesis investigates the theory and practice of integration in resource and environmental management. Research on integration is growing as a result of the escalating demands placed on resources, an increase in the quality and quantity of information available concerning the environment, and the increased involvement and coordination of partners and participants in resource and environmental decision-making. Focus is placed on several resource and environmental management processes in the Southwest Yukon, including wildlife management, protected areas management, forest management and environmental assessment. A case study approach is utilized to examine the perception and practical application of integration...


map background search result map search result map Integrated landscape management in Canada: getting from here to there Social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in the 21st century and future research needs McLean Lake area development scheme: draft final report Perceptions of change in southwest Yukon land and socialscapes: Implications for the study of cumulative effects and social thresholds Assessing integration in resource and environmental management in the Southwest Yukon Area management report for the recreational fisheries of the Upper Copper/Upper Susitna River Management Area, 1996-1997 Lake Trout Population Assessment: Ethel Lake 2011 Annual report of the Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board, April 2003 - March 2004 Modeling lodgepole and jack pine vulnerability to mountain pine beetle expansion into the western Canadian boreal forest Exploring ecological changes in Cook Inlet beluga whale habitat though traditional and local ecological knowledge of contributing factors for population decline Strategic Plan for Salmon Research in the Kuskokwim River Drainage 2006 CHINOOK SALMON SONAR ENUMERATION ON THE BIG SALMON RIVER CRE-41-06. Prepared For: The Yukon River Panel Restoration and Enhancement Fund Climate Change Effects on Aquatic Biota, Ecosystem Structure and Function Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives Potential conflict between future development of natural resources and high-value wildlife habitats in boreal landscapes Benefits and principles of the Biological Survey of Canada: a model for scientific cooperation Wetland Reclamation for Placer Mining: Recommendations and Guidelines Background Document Climate change vulnerability assessment for the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai Peninsula Lake Trout Population Assessment: Ethel Lake 2011 McLean Lake area development scheme: draft final report 2006 CHINOOK SALMON SONAR ENUMERATION ON THE BIG SALMON RIVER CRE-41-06. Prepared For: The Yukon River Panel Restoration and Enhancement Fund Perceptions of change in southwest Yukon land and socialscapes: Implications for the study of cumulative effects and social thresholds Area management report for the recreational fisheries of the Upper Copper/Upper Susitna River Management Area, 1996-1997 Climate change vulnerability assessment for the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai Peninsula Assessing integration in resource and environmental management in the Southwest Yukon Exploring ecological changes in Cook Inlet beluga whale habitat though traditional and local ecological knowledge of contributing factors for population decline Strategic Plan for Salmon Research in the Kuskokwim River Drainage Potential conflict between future development of natural resources and high-value wildlife habitats in boreal landscapes Climate Change Effects on Aquatic Biota, Ecosystem Structure and Function Annual report of the Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board, April 2003 - March 2004 Wetland Reclamation for Placer Mining: Recommendations and Guidelines Background Document Modeling lodgepole and jack pine vulnerability to mountain pine beetle expansion into the western Canadian boreal forest Integrated landscape management in Canada: getting from here to there Social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in the 21st century and future research needs Guidelines for Considering Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Initiatives Benefits and principles of the Biological Survey of Canada: a model for scientific cooperation