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The Bathurst Caribou Range Plan Working Group is doing community and decision-maker engagement on options prior to developing a draft range plan.
Discussion documents have been produced to guide engagement:
- 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
Please send comments, feedback or questions to Bathurst_rangeplan@gov.nt.ca by March 31, 2017.
Caribou use large expanses of land throughout their seasonal movements often travelling thousands of kilometers annually. As a result, they encounter many features such as roads, communities, mines, camps, burned forests and can suffer by being disturbed by these features.
Due to concern over pressures on the Bathurst herd, a process was started to develop a Bathurst Caribou Range Plan (BCRP) to manage human and natural disturbance, such as wildland fire, across its habitat. Over the past two years, a Working Group (WG) consisting of Aboriginal governments and organizations, industry, non-governmental organizations, co-management boards and territorial and federal governments has brought together scientific and traditional knowledge information to help develop options for habitat management.
The WG is entering a phase of community and decision-maker engagement on these options prior to developing a draft range plan. A discussion document has been produced to guide engagement, available soon.