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The effect of warming on aquatic invertebrates in the Kitikmeot (149242)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Michelle Tseng
Company: University of British Columbia
Start Date: 2020-06-24
End Date: 2020-07-08
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Arctic lakes and ponds are home to countless plants and animals, including culturally and economically important Arctic char. The Kitikmeot region in particular contains thousands of lakes of various sizes and shapes. The health of these lakes, and all of the organisms within them, is of vital importance to the continued well-being of northern communities. Unfortunately because of global warming, the temperature of many of these lakes is increasing rapidly. The effect of warming on the health of the plants and animals within these lakes is largely unknown. The goal of this project is to work together with local communities to assess how lake temperature affects the identities and abundances of the aquatic invertebrate animals found within a 30km radius of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Our focus is on invertebrates because they are a key component of the aquatic food chain and without them fish could not survive.
Persons: 4
Days: 7
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5861 polygon Tseng (UBC) Kitikmeot aquatic invertebrate health
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
NRI: Scientific Research Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Zodiac 1 6ft We will use zodiac inflatable boats to survey lake and pond invertebrates in 10 lakes near Cambridge Bay
ATV 2 regular We will travel by ATV to lakes within 2.5 hr travel time of Cambridge Bay
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 5 20 Liters Gasoline for ATVs will be provided by the Canadian High Arctic Research Station. Amounts are estimations only.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
None 0 0 Liters We will not need hazardous materials or chemicals
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
100 Municipal - Cambridge Bay Canadian High Arctic Research Station
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
We will pack out everything that we bring in to each lake site, and we will rinse the zodiac between lakes. We will drive only on marked roads. There will be some disturbance of the lake bottom as we launch the zodiac but we anticipate no permanent damage to any lake site.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Sewage (human waste) 80L/day n/a Via Canadian High Arctic Research Station
Greywater 80L/day n/a Via Canadian High Arctic Research Station
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2019-10-23
Originator: Michelle Tseng
Public Registry ID: 16905
Document Size: 54.81 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-10-25
Originator: Peter Scholz
Public Registry ID: 16913
Document Size: 433.98 Kb