Scotty Creek Field Station
Scotty Creek Research Station was founded in 1999, with Scotty Creek draining 152 km2 area of high boreal forest continuing discontinuous permafrost, with a high concentration of wetlands. Because the permafrost is relatively warm, thin and discontinuous, permafrost thaw is widespread. This is leading to a transformation of forested terrain to permafrost-free, tree-less wetlands. The research station is well equipped with Weatherhavens, internet, electricity, and a wide selection of scientific equipment around the watershed.
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50 km south of Ft. Simpson
Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
Seasonally-Operated Research Station, Seasonally-Operated Field Camp, Site for Observing/Monitoring
Discontinuous Permafrost, Forest, Freshwater, Interior, Lake, Ponds, Riparian, Streams, Taiga / Boreal forest, Terrestrial, Thermokarst Pond, Transitional Zone, Wetland
Main Research Disciplines
Biochemistry, Climatology, Environmental Sciences, Geocryology, Geomorphology, Hydrology, Isotopic chemistry, Limnology , Terrestrial biology/ecology
Research at this site in 1999 and has carried on to this day, with research focussed on permafrost and hydrology. Wilfrid Laurier University currently operates this site as part of the GNWT-Laurier Partnership and as one station of the CFI funded Changing Arctic Network. Research focus is expanding from primarily hydrological to consider many aspects of the environment including water quality, terrestrial ecology, permafrost melt, and carbon fluxes for example.
Permafrost thaw impacts on hydrology, ecology and atmospheric processes.
Satellite phone, Internet, Computer
Snowmobile, helicopter, floatplane
NWT Science Licence
Special Rules and Regulations
Local External Resources
Nearest Medical Service
First Aid, Firearms Safety, Bear training