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Identification of the biophysical information and research gaps associated with hydrocarbon exploration, development and transmission in the Mackenzie Valley : Gwich'in and Sahtu (Norman Wells) community workshop results, March 3-5, 2003   /   Gartner Lee Limited   Highwood Environmental Management Ltd.   Burn, C.   Klassen and Associates Ltd.   Joanne Barnaby Consulting   BGC Engineering Inc.   RWDI West Inc.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]   Northwest Territories [Sponsor]   Environmental Studies Research Funds (Canada) [Sponsor]
[S.l. : s.n.], 2003.
iii, 24, 1, 15, 6, 15, 3, 4, 3, 4 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Appendices.
Cover title.
Second of 4 related reports, see also ASTIS records 54510, 54519 and 54529.
ASTIS record 54533 describes the final report of this project.
Photocopy.
References.
Reference: GLL 22-649.
ASTIS record 54515.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/misc/54515.pdf
Libraries: ACU

... This report is a summary of the workshop held for the Gwich'in and Sahtu communities in Norman Wells on March 3-5, 2003. As this was a community-focused workshop, adjustments were made through to the agenda (Appendix E) to meet their priorities. The list of attendees can be found in Appendix F. The workshop was intended to provide the communities with an opportunity to raise questions and suggest areas where they feel more information is required for hydrocarbon development. (Au)

Identification of the biophysical information and research gaps associated with hydrocarbon exploration, development and transmission in the Mackenzie Valley : scientists' workshop results, April 8-9, 2003   /   Gartner Lee Limited   Highwood Environmental Management Ltd.   Burn, C.   Klassen and Associates Ltd.   Joanne Barnaby Consulting   BGC Engineering Inc.   RWDI West Inc.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]   Northwest Territories [Sponsor]   Environmental Studies Research Funds (Canada) [Sponsor]
[S.l. : s.n.], 2003.
ii, 9, 17, [60], 8 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Appendices.
Cover title.
Third of 4 related reports, see also ASTIS records 54510, 54515 and 54529.
ASTIS record 54533 describes the Final report of this project.
Photocopy.
Reference: GLL 22-649.
ASTIS record 54519.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/misc/54519.pdf
Libraries: ACU

A Scientists' Workshop was held to partially fulfill requirements of a project entitled, Identification of the Biophysical Information and Research Gaps Associated with Hydrocarbon Exploration, Development and Transmission in the Mackenzie Valley. This biophysical gap analysis project was undertaken to improve the level of preparedness of the federal and the territorial governments, industry, communities, northern boards and other decision-makers to be able to respond to the environmental assessment and regulatory processes associated with hydrocarbon exploration, development and transmission in the Mackenzie Valley. The Scientists' Workshop was held with federal and territorial government scientists' and representatives from the Gwich'in and Sahtu Renewable Resources Boards. This report is a summary of the workshop held in Yellowknife on April 8 and 9, 2003. The workshop was arranged to complement workshops held with community representatives from the Mackenzie Valley to discuss and confirm the information and research gaps identified in a draft of the Background Paper Report, produced as part of the biophysical gap analysis project. Experts from the federal and territorial government and representatives from the Gwich'in and Sahtu Renewable Resources Boards in the fields of surficial geology, permafrost, hydrogeology, water (surface and sub surface), air quality, wildlife, fisheries, vegetation, as well as regulatory, environmental assessment and traditional knowledge experts were asked to contribute to the Background Paper Report. Representatives at the Scientists' Workshop gave short presentations that described the current state of biophysical research and information held by these organizations. The presentations also detailed biophysical information and research gaps within this information and described work they felt was a priority in order to address these gaps. Participants critically evaluated the biophysical information and research gaps from a draft of the Background Paper Report and those identified in the workshop presentations. The information from this workshop was used to assist in the preparation of an Action Plan, which identifies, confirms and prioritizes biophysical information and research gaps associated with oil and gas exploration, development and transmission in the Mackenzie Valley. The information was also used as support to the Background Paper Report. (Au)

Identification of the biophysical information and research gaps associated with hydrocarbon exploration, development and transmission in the Mackenzie Valley : action plan   /   Gartner Lee Limited   Highwood Environmental Management Ltd.   Burn, C.   Joanne Barnaby Consulting   Klassen and Associates Ltd.   BGC Engineering Inc.   RWDI West Inc.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]   Northwest Territories [Sponsor]   Environmental Studies Research Funds (Canada) [Sponsor]
[S.l. : s.n.], 2003.
x, 69, 11 p. ; 28 cm.
Appendix.
Cover title.
Fourth of 4 related reports, see also ASTIS records 54510, 54515 and 54519.
ASTIS record 54533 describes the final report of this project.
Photocopy.
Reference: GLL 22-649.
ASTIS record 54529.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/misc/54529.pdf
Libraries: ACU

This Action Plan is the compilation of the research and synthesis efforts that were completed as part of the third and final component of the project, Identification of the Biophysical Information and Research Gaps Associated with Hydrocarbon Exploration, Development and Transmission in the Mackenzie Valley. The project was undertaken to improve the level of preparedness of the federal and the territorial governments, industry, communities, and other decision-makers to be able to respond to the environmental assessment and regulatory processes associated with hydrocarbon exploration, development and transmission in the Mackenzie Valley. The Action Plan was prepared to guide the information gathering and research activities related to a potential Mackenzie Valley pipeline and hydrocarbon development in other parts of the Mackenzie Valley. It summarizes and prioritizes the gaps identified through the first two components of the project, which included preparation of a Background Paper Report and holding a community workshop in Norman Wells and a Scientists' Workshop in Yellowknife. The identified information and research gaps are listed in this Action Plan by biophysical discipline topic (e.g., permafrost, surface water, vegetation). For each discipline topic, information gap statements are provided. For each gap statement, the following information is provided: background information for the gap, level of urgency (timeframe), identification of organizations best suited to address the gap, and the origin of the gap. A complete listing of the gaps is provided in Appendix A. A total of 102 individual gaps are outlined in this Action Plan, of which 48 were categorized as having immediate priority in terms of urgency of action. These 48 gaps are listed ... [in the main body of the report]. (Au)

Identification of the biophysical information and research gaps associated with hydrocarbon exploration, development and transmission in the Mackenzie Valley : background paper report   /   Gartner Lee Limited   Highwood Environmental Management Ltd.   Burn, C.   Joanne Barnaby Consulting   BGC Engineering Inc.   RWDI West Inc.   Klassen and Associates Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]   Northwest Territories [Sponsor]   Environmental Studies Research Funds (Canada) [Sponsor]
[S.l. : s.n.], 2004.
xiii, 211, 1, 3, 7, 1, 9, 3 p. : ill., maps (some folded) ; 28 cm.
Appendices.
Cover title.
Folded charts in map pocket.
First of 4 related reports, see also ASTIS records 54515, 54519 and 54529.
ASTIS record 54533 describes the final report.
Photocopy.
References.
Reference: GLL 22-649.
ASTIS record 54510.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/misc/54510.pdf
Libraries: ACU

This Background Paper Report forms the first of four components of the project entitled Identification of the Biophysical Information and Research Gaps Associated with Hydrocarbon Exploration, Development and Transmission in the Mackenzie Valley. The project was undertaken to improve the level of preparedness of the federal and the territorial governments, industry, communities, northern boards and other decision-makers to be able to respond to the environmental assessment and regulatory processes associated with hydrocarbon exploration, development and transmission in the Mackenzie Valley. In the course of completing this project, numerous information and research gaps were identified and confirmed, and priorities for the gaps were established. The Background Paper Report involved the identification of information and research gaps associated with five hydrocarbon development areas (Cameron Hills, Liard Plateau, Norman Wells, Colville Hills and Peel Plateau) and a potential pipeline through the Mackenzie Valley from Inuvik south to the Northwest Territories/Alberta border. Information and research gaps were identified for each of the following biophysical topics: terrain, permafrost, water, air, fish and their habitat, wildlife and their habitat, vegetation, and biodiversity. It also covered a review and brief evaluation of resources and land uses, including harvesting and protected areas; climate change; and, the possible cumulative effects related to ongoing and potential hydrocarbon development. Identification of the gaps was achieved through literature searches, personal communications with principal researchers and other experts in these areas of study, the professional and technical knowledge of the project team members, traditional knowledge, and input from communities in the Mackenzie Valley. The purpose of this Background Paper Report was: to consider the environmental impacts that may be expected from hydrocarbon development; to identify the research that has already taken place; and to determine the gaps in knowledge with respect to baseline information and environmental impacts. A draft of the Background Paper Report provided a basis for three other components of the project: Workshops and Consultation, Action Plan and Final Report. The workshops and consultation component of the project was done through community visits, a community workshop in Norman Wells, March 3-5, 2003 and a Scientists' Workshop in Yellowknife, Apri1 8-9, 2003. The research gaps and priorities are featured in the Action Plan, and an overall summary of the project is featured in the Final Report. Hydrocarbon development has the potential to significantly change the biophysical environment. Similarly, the biophysical environment will dictate the design of a development proposal. This report considered what is known about the biophysical environment in the Mackenzie Valley and the potential impacts that may result from oil and gas development and pipeline construction and operation. ... A total of 90 individual biophysical information and research gaps are identified in this report. The following table lists the number of gaps related to baseline information (total 45) and environmental impacts (total 45). Appendix F provides a complete summary of the identified gaps for each of the biophysical topics discussed in this report. The Action Plan prioritizes the gaps and indicates the organiztions that could be responsible for addressing the gaps. ... (Au)

Identification of the biophysical information and research gaps associated with hydrocarbon exploration, development and transmission in the Mackenzie Valley : final report   /   Gartner Lee Limited   Highwood Environmental Management Ltd.   Burn, C.   Joanne Barnaby Consulting   BGC Engineering Inc.   RWDI West Inc.   Klassen and Associates Ltd.   Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs and Northern Development [Sponsor]   Northwest Territories [Sponsor]   Environmental Studies Research Funds (Canada) [Sponsor]
[S.l. : s.n.], 2004.
ii, 23, 9, 11 p. ; 28 cm.
Appendices.
Cover title.
ASTIS records 54510, 54515, 54519, and 54529 describe reports related to this project.
Photocopy.
Reference: GLL 22-649.
2 folded sheets in map pocket.
The title page of the PDF file of this report is missing the subtitle "FINAL REPORT". It is possible that the PDF file differs in other ways from the paper version of the report.
ASTIS record 54533.
Languages: English
Web: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/misc/54533.pdf
Libraries: ACU

The project ... was undertaken to assist in the identification and filling of information needs associated with the environmental assessmemt (EA) and regulation of hydrocarbons. ... This final report is a summary of four reports generated from the work including: Norman Wells Workshop report, Scientists' Workshop report, Background Paper Report, and an Action Plan. ... A draft of this report was used to facilitate discussions with communities and scientists at the Norman Wells Workshop and Scientists Workshop to review and confirm preliminary gaps - results from these workshops were used to finalize the Background Paper Report and to develop the Action Plan. The Action Plan is intended to guide future information gathering and research activities. This plan identifies the level of urgency of filling each gap and documents the organizations who could potentially address the gaps. In total, 102 individual information and research gaps were identified through the biophysical gap analysis project. Of these gaps, 45 were identified as baseline information gaps, 45 were categorized as environmental impact gaps, and the remaining 12 were related to process, communication, and capacity gaps identified through community visits and the Norman Wells Workshop. Appendix C provides a complete list of the gaps identified during the project, including the level of urgency to fill each gap. ... Section 1 describes the purpose and objectives of the overall biophysical gap analysis project, the project study area, the context of the Final Report with respect to the overall project, and other research and information gathering initiatives taking place in the Mackenzie Valley. Section 2 describes the methods that guided the project. Section 3 provides a summary of the results of the gap analysis (Background Paper Report, Norman Wells Workshop, and Scientist's Workshop). Section 4 provides a summary of the Action Plan, which prioritizes the gaps with respect to urgency of action. ... (Au)

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