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Report: Identifying Wetlands For Restoration And Enhancement PEA-F21-W-3179

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Debris scour, wave action, and fluctuating water levels are negatively impacting nearshore vegetation and wetlands within the Finlay reach of the Williston Reservoir. During inundation of the river valleys, many wetlands were lost, along with the habitat they provided to wildlife and fish. Soil erosion continues to damage and puts nearshore wetlands at risk around the Williston Reservoir.

Author:  Arshad Khan, B.Sc., B.I.T. Chu Cho Environmental

Old Reference Number:  PEA-F21-W-3179

Old Reference System:  FWCP - Fish Wildlife Compensation Program Peace

Date Published:  Sep 2021

Report ID:  59362

Audience:  Government and Public

Non-hydro-related impacts, such as roads, beetle kill, and climate change is adding to the scale and scope of degradation. The degradation of wetlands reduces and puts at risk Tsay Keh Dene Nation (TKDN) members access to food and medicine from these aquatic ecosystems. As Elders in Nation are aging, there is significant added risk that traditional knowledge of such ecosystems and their uses could be lost. This project facilitated engagement with TKDN membership and wetland experts to identify opportunities for wetland restoration within the Finlay Reach of the Williston Reservoir. A total of 4 wetland sites were shortlisted through review of our 2019 rapid wetland health assessments, along with community input and were included in our August 2020 site investigations. The primary component of the FWCP Peace Action Plan, that aligns most closely with this project, is the Riparian And Wetlands Action Plan, priority action (2b-1): to leverage a WLR trial wetland program to create wetland habitat. The secondary Peace Action Plan that aligns most closely with this project is the Species of Interest Action Plan, priority action (4a-1) research and information acquisition: to conduct a TEK study.

Report Type
  Fish and Aquatic Habitat Information
  Region - Peace
  Terrestrial Information - Restoration
  Fish and Fish Habitat - Enhancement Assessment
  Fish and Fish Habitat - Restoration
  Vegetation - Aquatic Vegetation
  Vegetation - Riparian
  Water Information - Diversions - Preliminary and As Constructed
  Water Information - Hydrometric / Hydrology
  Water Information - Restoration

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