Parsnip watershed Arctic Grayling monitoring
This project will resume Arctic Grayling abundance monitoring in the Anzac and Table rivers, which were surveyed from 1995-2004, using snorkeling surveys. This project will use snorkeling surveys to describe the distribution of critical Arctic Grayling habitats and abundance in the Missinka River watershed for the first time. Resulting monitoring data will address two major information gaps identified within the FWCP’s Arctic Grayling synthesis and monitoring framework documents: 1) the lack of Arctic Grayling abundance monitoring since 2007, and 2) poor understanding of Arctic Grayling abundance and critical habitats in areas upstream of the Table River. These data are required to assess conservation status, identify locations for conservation or enhancement actions, and identify new opportunities for human use of fish.