Fisheries & Wildlife

Fish Studies

Kai Environmental staff can assist you with planning, installing, and operating adult fish weirs, in order to assess escapement populations of adult salmon and steelhead. We can work with you and your partners to design the best population assessment program in order to meet your data needs.

Kai Environmental staff also have experience conducting salmon spawning surveys, juvenile fish predation studies, and minnow trapping to confirm presence/absence of fish.

Wildlife Surveys

Kai Environmental staff have conducted numerous different wildlife surveys, including acoustical broadcast surveys for Northern Goshawks, Bald Eagle nest surveys, pre-construction bird surveys, and goat surveys.

Kai Environmental staff have assisted with study design and data collection on wolf population assessments for Prince of Wales Island. Staff have also collected data on wildlife species present in project areas, using the the U.S. Forest Service's Management Indicator Species (MIS) protocols.

Habitat Surveys

Kai Environmental staff have experience in conducting stream habitat surveys to document fish habitat and use. We have experience with the U.S. Forest Service tier I and II methods, as well as the protocol adopted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. We can train local field crews to collect data for community based monitoring programs, or we can collect the data for you.

Kai Environmental staff have experience performing winter range deer habitat surveys, using the U.S. Forest Service methods. These surveys, coupled with the Northern Goshawk surveys meet the requirements for U.S. Forest Service Tongass National Forest Wildlife Analysis field survey work.