Energy, Mines and Resources

Monitoring Results

The Fish Habitat Management System for Yukon Placer Mining includes 3 programs to monitor effects:

  • water quality objectives monitoring;
  • aquatic health monitoring; and
  • economic health monitoring.

Each monitoring program follows a protocol addressing sampling methods, the location, timing and frequency of sampling, and sampling analysis. The Adaptive Management Framework (November 2008)  468 KB describes how information generated from the 3 monitoring programs and traditional knowledge will be reviewed and considered.

The Yukon Placer Secretariat will evaluate the results of the monitoring programs on an annual basis. Depending on the outcomes, recommendations may result in changes that increase the system's effectiveness in meeting its management objectives. Changes may be made to the monitoring programs or to the watershed-based authorizations that govern Yukon placer mining under the Fisheries Act.