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A Quest for Chinook Salmon in Central Yukon

Mantyka-Pringle, C. et al.


Abstract

A new 65 km road has been proposed in the heart of the Beaver River watershed to reach claimed gold deposits. The road will cross 48 rivers and streams, including spawning grounds for Chinook salmon. The Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada) and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun have been working together to inventory salmon spawning habitat, water quality and sources of erosion before the road is built. This work will help to inform the development of a land-use plan that can help protect key salmon spawning habitats and mitigate road impacts on water quality and salmon.

Recommended citation

Mantyka-Pringle, C. et al. (2020). A Quest for Chinook Salmon in Central Yukon. WCS Canada. https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/8eba6b85803b4b56b6389abcc74708a8

Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle

Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle

Co-Director, Northern Boreal Mountains Program

Meg Southee

Meg Southee

Lead Geospatial Analyst/Programmer

Donald Reid

Donald Reid

Emeritus Scientist