Studying Arctic Grayling in our Peace Region’s Ingenika River

Project Year: 2018-2019

Arctic Grayling Photo Credit: Istock Pi Lens

Project Lead

Chu Cho Environmental LLP

Watershed/Sub-region

Peace Region

Finlay Arm

Project Type

Species-Based Actions

FWCP Contribution

$66,146

Action Plan Alignment

Streams Action Plan

Project ID

PEA-F19-F-2647

Snorkeling to monitor Ingenika River Arctic Grayling abundance

This project will apply a standardized snorkeling survey methodology to index reaches of the Ingenika River to estimate Arctic Grayling abundance. An Ingenika snorkeling survey for grayling was designed and implemented in 2004. The methodology, index reaches, and recommendations for crew size and time budget are detailed in Cowie and Blackman (2012). This project will establish surveys in new reaches, as well as a preliminary time series for estimating trend. This project aligns with the FWCP’s Arctic Grayling synthesis report and monitoring framework, which identifies that the lack of population abundance monitoring since 2007 is one of six key gaps limiting the ability to assess Arctic Grayling conservation status, or to design and implement conservation and enhancement measures.