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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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Ddhaw Ghro is an isolated mountain range in central Yukon. The area has been important to Northern Tutchone people for thousands of years. It has several features of regional significance, including unglaciated alpine areas and plant communities. It is also known for the Chu Tthaw Hot Springs, the fannin sheep population, the rich cultural history of the Northern Tutchone People and the intact mountain ecosystem. In 1948, the government of Canada established the Ddhaw Ghro area as the McArthur Game Sanctuary. Then, in 1993, it was identified for further protection under the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Final Agreement. ... As part of the Selkirk First Nation Final Agreement, a Ddhaw Ghro steering committee was...
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A systematic water-quality study of the Fortymile River and many of its major tributaries in eastern Alaska was conducted in June of 1997 and 1998. Surface-water samples were collected for chemical analyses to establish regional baseline geochemistry values and to evaluate the possible environmental effects of suction-dredge placer gold mining and bulldozer-operated placer gold mining (commonly referred to as “cat mining”). In general, the water quality of the Fortymile River is very good, with low total dissolved solids and only two cases in which the concentration of any element exceeded primary or secondary drinking-water quality standards. In both cases, iron exceeded secondary drinking-water limits. At...
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"Regional land use planning in the Yukon has a long and unfortunate history of failed efforts. Under Chapter 11 of the Yukon First Nations Umbrella Final Agreement, a new process for planning has been in place since 1993. Through qualitative, interview-based research, I explore possible factors that either hinder or facilitate successful planning. I used the North Yukon regional land use planning effort as a case study example of the first plan to be successfully approved in Yukon history. A number of challenges resulting from poorly defined roles and responsibilities caused notable struggles and conflict throughout the process, but fortunately, strong political support and micro and meso –level organization,...
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Among the many recent developments explored in Canada's Changing North is the legal recognition of aboriginal rights by the Canadian state, which has led directly to significant increases in their political and economic power. It also examines how economic development, which has long focused on non-renewable natural resources, particularly minerals, has grown to an enormous scale. Development of arctic oil and gas, which hinges on world supplies and national and international politics, has meant major changes across the North. Some of the new national parks in the Canadian North are already under threat from mineral development. Northern tourism has made it possible for a wide variety of affluent visitors to visit...
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Purpose of the Management Plan The purpose of the Management Plan (MP) is to provide strategic direction for Liard River Corridor Park, Liard River Corridor Protected Area, and the adjacent Scatter River Old Growth Park in northern British Columbia, established in 1999. The MP provides background information on the protected area attributes, land use, tenure, interests, role in the protected area system, existing commitments and issues. It then specifies priority objectives and actions for management of the park. The implementation of the conservation and development strategies identified in this MP is subject to funding availability and agency priorities. Future detailed management plans may provide further...
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The effects of exchanging noncertified with certified wood-burning devices on the 24h-average PM2.5concentrations in the nonattainment area of Fairbanks, Alaska, in a cold season (October to March) were investigated using the Weather Research and Forecasting model inline coupled with a chemistry package. Even changing out only 2930 uncertified woodstoves and 90 outdoor wood boilers reduced the 24 h-average PM2.5concentrations on average by 0.6 μg.m−3 (6%) and avoided seven out of 55 simulated exceedance days during this half-a-year. The highest reductions on any exceedance day ranged between 1.7 and 2.8 μg.m−3. The relative response factors obtained were consistently relatively low (~0.95) for all PM2.5 species...
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Report is divided into three sections. In Section I, an overview of the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Management Area is provided, including a description of the area and subareas, Board of Fish activities, and management information and activities. In Section II, effort and harvest results are presented. In Section III, more detailed summaries of major fisheries and activities are provided
ABSTRACT A critical element of an oil-discharge/hazardous-substance-release contingency plan is its utility in guiding protection of priority sensitive areas following a discharge or release. This paper discusses a cooperative effort to develop such a tool, the Geographic Response Strategy (GRS), that may be used by other regions in their own contingency plans. A GRS combines local knowledge of sensitive areas with proven operations and logistics into a document with specific guidance for rapid response that can be used in the field. A GRS includes a site map, photograph, and table of associated information describing the resources to protect, operational tactics to carry out the protection, equipment and personnel...
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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...
The Canadian North finds itself in a period of Canadian history with unprecedented levels of social and environmental complexity, political uncertainty and economic change. Within the Mackenzie River valley of the Northwest Territories, major industrial resource development projects are underway. At the same time, innovative natural resource management (NRM) governance institutions are being proposed. This dissertation explores how socio-cultural and political practices enable people to become institutional bricoleurs in resource management. From Déline, Northwest Territories, I examined how outside resource managers from federal and territorial governments, environmental non-government organizations, and aboriginal...
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There is a trend towards development of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park to accomodate increased visitor use and to generate additional tourism revenue for the state of Alaska. Master planning should be utilized in setting Park goals, zoning areas for visitor use and wilderness, and ensuring that developments do not erode the conservation values of the Park. Specifically, information on grizzly bears should be incorporated carefully into planning recreational facilities in order to avoid important grizzly bear habitats. Fundamental measures designed to minimize bear-human conflicts should include management of human food and garbage; public education on bears; monitoring of bear data; problem bear control; planning...


map background search result map search result map Fishery Management Report for Sport Fisheries in the Arctic-Yukon- Kuskokwim Management Area, 1999-2000 Assessing Yukon's current approach to regional land use planning: perspectives from the North Yukon planning process Regional baseline geochemistry and environmental effects of gold placer mining operations on the Fortymile River, eastern Alaska Peace River Management Plan for Liard River Corridor Provincial Park and Protected Area and Scatter River Old Growth Provincial Park Adult Salmon Runs and Streamflow Data at a Resistance Board Weir on Beaver Creek, Alaska, 1998-2000 Ddhaw Ghro habitat protection area draft management plan Wood-Burning Device Changeout: Modeling the Impact on PM2.5 Concentrations in a Remote Subarctic Urban Nonattainment Area Canada's Changing North Kuskokwim River salmon stock status and Kuskokwim area fisheries, 2009: a Report to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Compilation and mapping of fisheries information within the Teslin Tlingit traditional territory. Prepared for Teslin Tlingit Council Preliminary Wrangell-St Elias National Park & Preserve Bear Management Plan Overview (Discussion Points) Growing together: A principle-based approach to building collaborative Indigenous partnerships in Canada’s forest sector Recent NDVI-Based Variation in Growth of Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes and Its Correlation with Climatic Variables 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 An assessment of mineral development adjacent to Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon Bradley Lake Invasive Plant Management Plan Adult Salmon Runs and Streamflow Data at a Resistance Board Weir on Beaver Creek, Alaska, 1998-2000 Ddhaw Ghro habitat protection area draft management plan Peace River Management Plan for Liard River Corridor Provincial Park and Protected Area and Scatter River Old Growth Provincial Park Wood-Burning Device Changeout: Modeling the Impact on PM2.5 Concentrations in a Remote Subarctic Urban Nonattainment Area An assessment of mineral development adjacent to Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon Compilation and mapping of fisheries information within the Teslin Tlingit traditional territory. Prepared for Teslin Tlingit Council Assessing Yukon's current approach to regional land use planning: perspectives from the North Yukon planning process Regional baseline geochemistry and environmental effects of gold placer mining operations on the Fortymile River, eastern Alaska Preliminary Wrangell-St Elias National Park & Preserve Bear Management Plan Overview (Discussion Points) Kuskokwim River salmon stock status and Kuskokwim area fisheries, 2009: a Report to the Alaska Board of Fisheries Potential conflict between future development of natural resources and high-value wildlife habitats in boreal landscapes Fishery Management Report for Sport Fisheries in the Arctic-Yukon- Kuskokwim Management Area, 1999-2000 Canada's Changing North 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 Growing together: A principle-based approach to building collaborative Indigenous partnerships in Canada’s forest sector Recent NDVI-Based Variation in Growth of Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes and Its Correlation with Climatic Variables