This section speaks to the biological environment of the Bristol Bay drainages – that is the vegetation, fish, birds, mammals and amphibians which occur or are suspected to occur in the study area. Research reported here has been assembled from 2004-2008, with some sections including data gathered through 2010. Download individual chapters from the link at the right, either in summary or complete form, or explore individual chapters below.


Chapter 13: Vegetation

Dominant vegetation types within the mine study area, as well as typical plant species composition and distribution

Chapter 14: Wetlands

Extent and types of wetlands within the study area

Chapter 15: Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates

Distribution, density and abundance, channel morphology, habitat, flow, fluvial geomorphology and temperature modeling.

Chapter 16: Wildlife and Habitat

Habitat availability and habitat-value assessments for birds and mammals

Chapter 17: Threatened and Endangered Species

Rare plant species, conservation status of protected wildlife