Maintaining fish habitat
In 2011, we constructed a wetland near our Ch’iyōne camp, a Fish Habitat Compensation Pond, which provides habitat for Dolly Varden trout, the local trout species. This wetland was built to compensate for the impacts of our road construction.
To minimize negative impacts, the wetland construction took place during the winter months. In building the wetland, we added large woody debris in strategic places to provide cover for fish. We connected the wetland habitat to Little Moose Creek, a small stream located adjacent to the project access road, which provides high-quality rearing and over-wintering habitat for the Dolly Varden. We continue to monitor the Fish Habitat Compensation Pond, and all indications are that the wetland is functioning as intended.