Bathurst Caribou Range Plan
Caribou use large expanses of land, often travelling thousands of kilometres every year. As a result, they may encounter disturbances such as roads, communities, mines, camps and burned forests, which can negatively affect the health of the herd.
Due to concern over pressures on the Bathurst herd, work began on a Bathurst Caribou Range Plan to manage human and natural disturbance, such as wildland fire, across its habitat. Over the past two years, a Working Group made up of Aboriginal governments and organizations, industry, non-governmental organizations, co-management boards and territorial and federal governments has brought together scientific information and traditional knowledge to help develop options for habitat management.
Have your say!
The Bathurst Caribou Range Plan Working Group is preparing for another round of community and decision-maker engagement. It has developed a draft range plan, and we want to hear from you! Discussion documents are being developed to guide engagement, which will begin in the new year.
In the meantime, you can find background documents for a previous round of engagement below. From February to June 2017, we gathered your input on what a draft range plan should look like. We gathered all the responses in a summary document called What We Heard.
For more background on the 2017 engagement, please refer to the background documents below:
- Discussion paper
- Plain language summary
- Understanding approaches - fact sheet (11x17)
- Interim Range Assessment and Technical Methods Report and Appendices
- Appendix A: Traditional Knowledge References
- Appendix B: Traditional Knowledge Workshop Draft Report
- Appendix C: Human Feature Mapping
- Appendix D: Human Feature Zone of Influence
- Appendix E: Economic Evaluation Methods
- Appendix F: Caribou Model Results
- Appendix G: Water Crossing and Land Bridges Identified by Traditional Knowledge