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DoctorAujla personnel have extensive experience in a wide range of areas. The following section provides a partial list of the projects completed successfully.

Sediment Control Facility, BC
A sediment control facility was designed and constructed for a development site impacting a nearby fish-bearing creek.

New Westminster, B.C.
Fish, sediments and water quality samples were collected from several sites on the Fraser River as part of the first cycle of their Environmental Effects Monitoring program. Sentinel fish specimens from potentially impacted and reference areas were captured, weighed, measured and liver, gall bladders and gonads were removed for analysis. These fish samples were ranked using a quantitative general fish health assessment index. Benthic invertebrate samples were sieved, sorted and identified for species composition and relative abundance indices.

New Westminster, B.C.
Conducted the fish, sediment and water quality sampling in the vicinity of the mill outfall for their first cycle EEM program. Chronic toxicity testing was carried out on mill effluent using the Selenastrum capricornutum algal growth inhibition assay, Ceriodaphnia dubia survival and reproductive test and Fish early life stage test using rainbow trout eggs. Sentinel fish species selected for analysis were Starry flounders, Staghorn Sculpins and Prickly Sculpins.

Penticton, B.C.
The project included a fish inventory and habitat assessment for the main stem river and ten major tributary streams to determine the impacts of a recent flood events and logging practices in the study area. Opportunities to protect, restore and enhance impacted areas were identified.

Kingcome Inlet, BC
Kingcome River fish, wildlife and vegetation studies to determine the impact of a 750 KW hydroelectric plant which will provide the village with electricity. This study included a detailed habitat assessment and fish inventory of anadromous and resident fish populations potentially impacted by reservoir storage and changes to the existing flow regime.

Surrey, B.C.
The fish, wildlife and vegetation studies were conducted to identify impacts, provide mitigative measures to minimise impacts and provide habitat compensation alternatives. This included a detailed fish habitat assessment for several creeks.

Richmond, B.C.
Vegetation and Wildlife inventory and mapping to assess the impact of dredging. Species inventory, site assessment and impact analysis.

Victoria, B.C.
Vegetation and wildlife assessment for a proposed development on 13 acres of forest. Species inventory, site assessment and impact analysis.

Chilliwack, B.C.
Vegetation assessment as a requirement for water quality and fish habitat assessments for road widening. Species inventory, site assessment and impact analysis.

Vancouver, B.C.
Bird surveys for inventory and mapping of riparian habitat (forested and clear-cut) along watercourses a part of an extensive, long-term study assessing the effects of different timber harvesting prescriptions on wildlife (mammals, birds, amphibians). Species inventory and territory mapping.

Abbotsford, B.C.
Wildlife and vegetation assessment for a proposed development on 400 acres of mostly forested land, B.C. Species inventory, site assessment and impact analysis. Searches for Mountain Beaver and in-stream searches for Pacific Giant Salamander.

Langley, B.C.
Wildlife assessment of a forested area set for residential development, Abbotsford, B.C. Wildlife trees (snags), Mountain Beaver, raptor nests, birds and mammals, Red- and Blue-Listed species.

Surrey, B.C.
Water quality assessment and fish species inventory of watercourses on a golf course development in South Surrey, B.C. Electroshocking, fish measurements and water flow.

West Vancouver, B.C.
Identified juvenile salmonid and non-salmonid species from the Fraser River estuary and the interior (Thompson and Nicola Rivers). Identified oligochaetes. Used beach seining, electroshocking, minnow traps, incline plane traps and emergence traps (insects).