Eskay Creek has been monitored since historical production began in 1994. Therefore, the site has a large database of environmental data (1994-2020).
We have continued environmental studies at the site to improve our understanding of the natural environment of the area. There are no fish in the waterways near the project, numerous chutes and falls in this steep terrain make fish passage impossible. High winter snowpack (sometimes greater than 15m) also limits wildlife habitat in the area. Summer wildlife observations have identified black bear, grizzly bear, mountain goat, and small mammals such as martens, wolverines, voles and marmots use this area at certain times of year. There is limited summer habitat for moose, but they are rarely seen at the high elevations of the Project area.