Project Metadata

Spirito, W.A.; Jefferson, C.W.; Hamilton, S.M.

1985-2003

Nahanni National Park Reserve MERA, Northwest Territories, 1985-1987



Project Description

Nahanni National Park Reserve (NNPR) was established by the federal government as a park reserve in 1976, pending the settlement of aboriginal claims. In the mid-1980s, the park management plan identified three areas for expansion: Ragged Range, Tlogotsho Plateau and Nahanni Karst. These became the focus of study for this Mineral and Energy Resource Assessment (MERA).  This MERA provides information to decision-makers involved specifically in the National Park establishment process and only for these three study areas.  The finalization of this MERA was postponed due to other MERA priorities.

Stream sediment surveys were conducted in the proposed expansion areas in 1985 (orientation), 1986 (regional reconnaissance) and 1987 (follow-up).  In 1986 and 1987, springs were sampled in and near the proposed expansion areas.  The data are published in Geological Survey of Canada Open File 1686, released in 2003.

Survey History

IndexSurvey
1Stream sediment orientation survey, NTS 95F, 105I, Nahanni National Park Reserve area, Northwest Territories, 1985. (more)
2Stream sediment survey, NTS 95B,C, E, F, G, L, 105I,H, Nahanni National Park Reserve area, Northwest Territories, 1986. (more)
3Stream sediment survey, NTS 95B, C, E, F, G, L, 105I, H, Nahanni National Park Reserve area, Northwest Territories, 1987. (more)
4Hydrogeological survey, NTS 95B, C, E, F, G, L, 105I, H, Nahanni National Park Reserve area, Northwest Territories, 1986-1987. (more)

Project Funding

Funding was provided by the MERA partners: DIAND, Parks Canada Agency, Earth Sciences Sector, Polar Continental Shelf Project as well as NSERC.

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