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Pogo Mine Project: An Introduction The Project: The proposed Pogo Gold Mine would be located about 38 miles northeast of Delta Junction, Alaska, near the Goodpaster River (see figure 1). Teck-Pogo, Inc., the "applicant," plans to develop the mine on state-owned land. It would be an underground mine with a surface mill producing up to 500,000 ounces of gold each year. The applicant hopes to begin construction in 2002, and proposes to operate the mine 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for about 12 years. This predicted mine-life is based on existing information; on-going exploration could increase the life of the mine. The project would employ up to 385 employees. Workers would be housed on site. An airstrip would...
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A logical starting point for climate change adaptation in the forest sector is to proactlvely identify management practices and policies that have a higher likelihood of achieving management objectives across a wide range of potential climate futures. This should be followed by implementation of these options and monitoring their success in achieving management objectives within an adaptive management context. Here, we implement an approach to identify locally appropriate adaptation options by tapping into the experiential knowledge base of local forest practitioners while at the same time, building capacity within this community to implement the results. We engaged 30 forest practitioners who are involved with...
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There are comparatively few fossils that document the presence of the Pleistocene western camel (Camelops hesternus) in the unglaciated regions of Alaska and Yukon, northwestern North America (eastern Beringia). It has been previously reported on the basis of stratigraphic and radiocarbon data that this species was present within this region from the Sangamonian interglaciation (Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 5) through the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, MIS 2). However, the continued presence of western camel through the LGM is at odds with its ecological preferences as inferred from more southerly parts of the continent. Here we report 43 new radiocarbon dates on 34 western camel fossils from Alaska and Yukon, including...
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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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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 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...
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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 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...


map background search result map search result map Social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in the 21st century and future research needs Assessing integration in resource and environmental management in the Southwest Yukon An interdisciplinary approach to studying climate change: a case study for Alaska's Koyukuk region Application of Structured Decision Making to an Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerabilities and Adaptation Options for Sustainable Forest Management Lake Trout Population Assessment: Ethel Lake 2011 EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE: Site Information Annual report of the Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board, April 2003 - March 2004 Strategic Plan for Salmon Research in the Kuskokwim River Drainage POGO Gold Mine EIS/NEPA Project Bradley Lake Invasive Plant Management Plan 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 Indigenous water, Indigenous voice–a national water strategy for Canada’s Indigenous communities Wetland Reclamation for Placer Mining: Recommendations and Guidelines Background Document Climate change vulnerability assessment for the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai Peninsula An assessment of mineral development adjacent to Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon The Peel Watershed Case: Implications for Aboriginal Consultation Bradley Lake Invasive Plant Management Plan EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE: Site Information Lake Trout Population Assessment: Ethel Lake 2011 POGO Gold Mine EIS/NEPA Project An assessment of mineral development adjacent to Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon Application of Structured Decision Making to an Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerabilities and Adaptation Options for Sustainable Forest Management Climate change vulnerability assessment for the Chugach National Forest and the Kenai Peninsula Assessing integration in resource and environmental management in the Southwest Yukon The Peel Watershed Case: Implications for Aboriginal Consultation An interdisciplinary approach to studying climate change: a case study for Alaska's Koyukuk region 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 Annual report of the Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board, April 2003 - March 2004 Wetland Reclamation for Placer Mining: Recommendations and Guidelines Background Document Social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in the 21st century and future research needs Benefits and principles of the Biological Survey of Canada: a model for scientific cooperation Indigenous water, Indigenous voice–a national water strategy for Canada’s Indigenous communities