Studying Arctic Grayling in our Peace Region

Project Year: 2018-2019

Arctic Grayling Photo Credit: Istock Pi Lens

Project Lead

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Watershed/Sub-region

Peace Region

Parsnip Arm

Project Type

Monitoring & Evaluation

FWCP Contribution

$64,137

Action Plan Alignment

Streams Action Plan

Project ID

PEA-F19-F-2625

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.