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Sahtú Renewable Resources Board

Jacqueline Chapman

Jacqueline Chapman Jacqueline holds her PhD in biology specializing in salmon ecology and fisheries conservation across Canada. Her work spans from individual fish health, including parasitology and disease, to fisheries sustainability and food security. With over 10 years working across disciplines in fisheries and aquatic sciences, Jacqueline strongly believes that strong community partnerships and co-produced research is critical to address the cultural, economic, and environmental pillars of sustainable and healthy fisheries. In her spare time, Jacqueline enjoys all things outdoors, but especially loves back-country camping and horseback riding. 


Krista Chin


Krista Chin, M.Sc., has been an Environmental Scientist with the Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (CIMP) within the Government of the Northwest Territories since 2009.  She has worked throughout the territory focusing her monitoring/research questions on aquatic health of streams using the Environment Canada developed CABIN protocols.  Most recently, she has started collaborating with the SRRB to conduct baseline aquatic monitoring work in the area of intense oil and gas exploration in the Sahtu.

Morag McPherson

MoragMorag McPherson is a MSc. student at the University of Alberta working in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Parks Canada to study Arctic Grayling in the Little Nahanni River watershed. Arctic Grayling are a widely distributed, but sensitive northern species that play an important role in stream ecosystems, making them a good indicator of general aquatic health. Her MSc. research focuses on juvenile Arctic Grayling ecology in northern mountain streams. This research will improve our understanding of Arctic Grayling ecology, distribution, and habitat requirements, as well as develop standardized monitoring protocols to assess stream salmonids and identify essential habitats in the NWT. Morag is originally from Carberry, Manitoba and holds a BSc. in Natural Resources from Cornell University. She has lived in Yellowknife since 2006 and is a biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. She has been fortunate enough to work with fisheries resources in the NWT for the past seven years and looks forward to undertaking fisheries research in the Sahtu and finding out what the streams can teach her. For more information about the Little Nahanni River Watershed Arctic Grayling Project, visit www.lnrgrayling.weebly.com.

Rob Hammitt

Rob HammitRob Hammitt grew up in the United States, but came to Canada to learn more about Arctic and Northern policy. His research focuses on Indigenous and local control of living and natural resources in the north. Rob’s research also covers resource management and decision-making, which he uses to inform FISHES research.