Karrak Lake Research Station

Main camp has 1) 20’x20′ insulated cabin with kitchen facilities, oil heat, solar and wind power. 2) three 14’x16′ storage buildings with bunks (one insulated), 3) 8’x12′ storage building, 4) 12’x16′ storage building without bunks. Secondary camp located about 15 km NW of the main camp has one 12’x16′ cabin, uninsulated, with bunks, no power.

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Amie Black amie.black@canada.ca (613) 998-8523
Secondary Contact Ray Alisauskas Ray.Alisauskas@canada.ca (306) 975-4556

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Owner
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Membership
Regular Member

Website
www.ec.gc.ca

Latitude
67.23333

Longitude
-100.25

Location
Karrak Lake

Nearest Community
Cambridge Bay

Territory/ Province
Nunavut

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
N/A

Facility Type
Seasonally-Operated Research Station

Research Hinterland
Freshwater, Lake, Ponds, Terrestrial, Tundra

Main Research Disciplines
Terrestrial Biology/Ecology

Research History
Established 1991

Current Projects
Currently supports Arctic Goose Banding (first two weeks of August) and Waterfowl Ecosystem Research (5 May to 15 August)

Power
Generator, Solar, Wind

Communications
Satellite phone, VHF

Local Transportation
Boats; aluminum craft with Go Devil outboards.

Equipment Storage
Minimal space available.

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
Up to 20 personnel; bunks in unheated plywood cabins.

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
Kitchen facilities for 20 personnel maximum, in main cabin.

Laboratory Facilities
Rudimentary and temporary makeshift facilities in one of the storage cabins.

Fuel Availability
None. Users must cache own fuel in late winter.

Research Requirements
Nunavut Department of Environment Research Permits, Canadian Wildlife Service Sanctuary and Research Permits, Canadian Council on Animal Care Permits

Special Rules and Regulations
N/A

Local External Resources
Limited; camping equipment, cooking facilities, tools.

Nearest Medical Service
Cambridge Bay (300 km) and Yellowknife (750 km)

Safety Considerations
Standard first aid certification, Pleasure Craft Operator certification, grizzly bear safety training.

Cost
No cost, user must supply own equipment/fuel/food/transportation.

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
2016-05-03