NWT Crew Making Good Progress

Written by Fred Roetker
Thursday, June 09, 2011

Photo of Fred Roetker.We have covered lots of miles since our last update. The weather has been mostly good. Since leaving northern Alberta, wetland conditions have improved in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Scaup and scoter numbers appear to be strong. See the photos below to view examples of typical NWT waterfowl habitat.

Countless wetlands such as these are distributed across the NWT landscape. Note musk ox in foreground.

Countless wetlands such as these are distributed across the NWT landscape. Note musk ox in foreground. Photo by Caleb Spiegel, US FWS

Wetland near Anderson River in northern part of survey area.

Wetland near Anderson River in northern part of survey area. Photo by Caleb Spiegel, US FWS

Surf scoters photographed from survey floatplane while maneuvering for water takeoff.

Surf scoters photographed from survey floatplane while maneuvering for water takeoff. Photo by Caleb Spiegel, US FWS