NWT Environmental Audit

The NWT Environmental Audit is an independent audit to assess the quality of existing environmental information, processes related to monitoring cumulative impacts and the effectiveness of the regulatory regime in the Mackenzie Valley. It is an obligation of the Sahtu, Gwich'in and Tlicho land claim agreements and a legislated requirement of the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA). The Audit provides recommendations for ways of improving how the environment is managed.

The MVRMA requires an Environmental Audit be completed at least every five years by an independent auditor. The 2005 NWT Environmental Audit was completed in December of that year. The 2010 Audit was completed in March 2011.

The 2015 Audit was completed and delivered to the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources in March 2016, and released in June 2016.

For more information, contact the Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP) at nwtcimp@gov.nt.ca.