Network Details

Network Type

Aquatic Health


Kwanlin Dün First Nation
Department of Heritage, Lands & Resources

Other Agencies Involved

Yukon River Panel

Program objectives and description

To develop series data on chinook salmon response to annual fluctuations in water temperature and flow at the Michie Creek chinook spawning site. The project focuses each year on maintaining access of adult chinook salmon to critical spawning habitat in the drainage. Adult salmon and associated redds are enumerated at the Michie Creek spawning site and the relative abundance of wild and hatchery-origin juveniles is determined through minnow trapping. Freshwater benthic invertebrates are sampled each year to determine diversity and relative abundance at the Michie Creek spawning site.

Sampling Information

Number of sites: 1 total sites, 1 active sites

Parameter measured: Aquatic organisms - Fish, Aquatic organisms - Invertebrates, Water chemistry - Physical, Hydrological - Streamflow discharge, Hydrological - Surface water level

Period of record: 2003 to present

Sampling frequencies: Continuous, Monthly Seasonal

Data availability: Internal database. Available on request from KDFN.

Contact Information

Name: Dave Sembsmoen

Address: 35 McIntyre Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5A5

Phone: 1-867-633-7814

Fax: 1-867-668-5057