Morice Fish and Aquatic Habitat Review 2013

The purpose of this project is to document alterations and impacts to Wet’suwet’en land and resources, particularly in regard to anadromous and freshwater resident fish and their habitats in Morice watershed. Alterations and impacts resulting from development activities include both direct and indirect effects. The Morice watershed is located within Wet’suwet’en territory, and as such, Wet’suwet’en exercise land and stewardship rights, prerogatives, responsibilities, and authority. This project was undertaken by Office of the Wet’suwet’en (OW) in collaboration with SkeenaWild and Eclipse GIS.

Project objectives include:

  • GIS-based high-level analysis of land and resource use and fish and their habitat centered on pressure indicators;

  • Provide a basic understanding of the human-caused processes of change to the aquatic ecosystem in the Morice watershed at a high-level scale;

  • Gain an understanding of natural disturbances at the watershed level;

  • Provide results that support Wet’suwet’en decision-making in regard to guiding future activities such as planning, assessment, and monitoring activities;

  • Enable integration of GIS analysis and results into current OW databases.

The purpose of this report is to document real and potential impacts resulting from an analysis using pressure and state indicators. This type of analysis is constrained by data limitations based on monitoring, indicator thresholds, and the current lack of related state indicator data such as water quality and quantity.

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Author Office of the Wet'suwet'en, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Eclipse GIS
Data Steward Office of the Wet'suwet'en
Publication Year 2013