Report submitted to Doug B. Ransome and Robyn Wark, City of Burnaby. Report submitted by Laura Sampson and Marnie Watson in May 2004. The riparian corridor of Still Creek in Burnaby, BC was inventoried for relative abundance data on small mammals, birds and vegetation from September 2003 to April 2004. This study was conducted to assess differences in biodiversity along the corridor based on land use and buffer size, and to establish baseline data to monitor trends as restoration work takes place.
Report submitted to: the City of Burnaby as part of the Burnaby Lake Systems Project (BLSP). Report prepared by: Cole Smith & Manny Johnson. The project was designed to determine if there is a presence of fish species within selected streams in the Brunette River Basin. Three systems were selected to study: (1) Guichon Creek; (2) Chub Creek; (3) Darnley Creek. Catch methods consisted of deploying juvenile salmonid traps in selected reaches of each system. Traps were checked and maintained daily. Fish enumeration results are organized in the report by species, length, system, and reach, using tables and graphs. In addition, problems and concerns related to the study are also included throughout the report.
Report submitted to: FWR instructor Rob Gunn & Iain Lunn, for the Ministry of Water Land and Air Protection. Submitted by: Jen Carter & Zac Semeniuk. Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) populations are at presumed conservation risk levels in the southwestern corner of British Columbia. Their habitat is threatened by urban development, poaching, and over fishing. Since the Resort Municipality of Whistler, and the surrounding area, is used extensively for recreational purposes, it is important to determine bull trout presence in order to aid in planning processes, to ensure that fish populations and habitat are not drastically compromised. The purpose of this study was to determine the presence of bull trout in selected streams between Whistler and Pemberton British Columbia.
Report submitted to Doug B. Ransome and Bob Gunn. Report submitted by Cameron Stooshnoff and Andrew Klassen May 12, 2004. The eastern grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) population has been increasing in the lower Fraser Valley, as far east as Abbotsford. Few studies have examined the relationships between the native northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus) and Douglas squirrels (Tamiasciurus douglasii), and the introduced eastern grey squirrels, in the Lower Mainland. The purpose of this project was to determine; if Douglas squirrels and northern flying squirrels were abundant in the Park; and if they have been negatively influenced by the increase in abundance of eastern grey squirrels.
Report written by Deanna Hamilton, Len Moreside, and George Nohr. Report prepared for Scott Resource Services Inc. Mission, BC. The 1999 chum salmon enumeration project is a continuation of the 1998 study completed by Scott Resource Services Inc. and FWR students. From October 1 to December 1 1999, Scott Resource Services Inc., the Katzie First Nation, and FWR students, Len Moreside, George Nohr and Deanna Hamilton, conducted a Curlock mark and recapture survey on the South Alouette River.
Report written by Peter Mathews. This project involved a study of the recreational fishery at Deer Lake in Burnaby, British Columbia. The purpose of this study was to assess if the current fisheries management strategies are appropriate for Deer Lake and its tributaries and to create some management recommendations for improving the current recreational fishery. The primary objectives were to assess the distribution and abundance of salmonids throughout the system and the public's opinion of the recreational fishery in Deer Lake.
Report submitted to: Doug Ransome, Wildlife Management Instructor, and Markus Merkens, Wildlife Biologist, Delta Farmland and Nature Trust, Ladner, BC. Prepared by: Benjamin Crook, Blair Reilly and Gord Gadsden on May 12, 2004. Objectives in this study were to monitor raptor use of our study area and to determine the habitat type each species preferred. Habitat in the study area was categorized into eight field types; tall grass, short grass, winter cover, berry crops, crop residue, corn stubble, bare field and other. Recorded are each individual raptor to species, age, sex, behavior and field it was using. This survey followed RISC road transect methodology modified slightly by adding five minute survey stations and a smaller crew size.
Report submitted to: Doug Ransome , Wildlife Ecology and Management Instructor and Markus Merkins Wildlife Biologist Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust, Delta, BC. Submitted by Carley Fairbrother, Josh Middler, and Lisa Waldie. The Fraser Delta is a critical habitat for raptors which migrate to the area to take advantage of the abundant food and temperate climate. In addition, raptors stay in the Fraser Delta year-round. Delta Farmland and Wildlife trust has implemented programs to enhance wildlife habitats, especially for wintering raptors, while promoting sustainable farming strategies. This report documented the abundance trends and use of different habitat types by wintering raptors in the farmland of Delta, B.C.
Report written by: Natasha Dickinson, Natalie Martens and Caresse Ollenberger. Report was written for Dr. Sean Boyd, Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service and Daniel J. Catt, Wildlife Management Instructor for BCIT's Project Course (RENR 3230 and 4230) for the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation program. The study focused on collecting behavioural data for the western population of Harlequin Ducks found along the five-kilometre shoreline between White Rock and Crescent Beach, BC.
Report written by: Dianne Ramage, Chris Tietze and Julie Volk. This study was done to provide BC Hydro with baseline data on the vegetation and wildlife found during the winter period at Hayward Lake. A winter vegetation inventory and presence/not detected wildlife use survey was completed of BC Hydro's Hayward Lake Reservoir Recreation Area from October 1999 to March 2000. Presented to D.J. Catt, Wildlife Instructor.
Report submitted to FWR instructor Bob Gunn. Submitted by Angela Negenman and Kathleen Churcher. The Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD), in partnership with the Seymour Salmonid Society, has created four off-channel salmonid enhancement sites of over 45 000m2 of habitat within the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR) located in North Vancouver in the Seymour River watershed. Little data have been available to date on the productivity of the enhancement habitat, as it has yet to be regularly monitored. This poses a problem for the GVRD and Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in evaluating their projects and planning future enhancement in this watershed. In order to rectify this deficiency, from September 2004 to January 2005 two of the four enhancement sites were assessed for abundance of juvenile fish, adult salmon escapement and water quality. May 2005.
Report submitted to FWR instructor Danny Catt and Mike Mackintosh, Fish and Wildlife, Vancouver Parks and Recreation. Submitted by: Carlo Acuña and Janusz Kruszewski. This report was prepared for the Jericho Stewardship Group . The objectives of this project were to:1) Conduct a literature review of the major invasive plant species in Jericho Beach Park to document: i) Identification features, ii) Ecology and reproduction, iii) Control options, 2) Survey and map the locations of invasive plant species in Jericho Beach Park, and 3) Provide recommendations for a management plan to systematically remove invasive plant species from Jericho Beach Park.