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Western NWT Biophysical Study

The Western NWT Biophysical Study was established in 2003 to ensure baseline data necessary to assess, mitigate and monitor environmental impacts of proposed developments in the Western NWT is available to industry, regulators, communities and governments The study focuses on areas within the mandate of ENR including wildlife, wildlife habitat, forest resources and air quality.

West Kitikmeot/Slave Study (WKSS)

The West Kitikmeot/Slave Study (WKSS) Society was a partnership of Aboriginal and environmental organizations, governments and industry established in 1996.    The partnership was designed to ensure effects of development on the environment, wildlife and people in the WKSS area were minimized and to ensure northern people benefitted from development.

 The WKSS was a research program to provide the information base necessary to examine long and short term effects of development.  The initial WKSS research program ended on March 31, 2001.  The WKSS continued to fund several key projects between 2001 and 2009.

The WKSS Society was dissolved in 2009. WKSS project reports and other documents include:

These documents as wells all projects and reports are available on the WKSS Legacy Package 1996-2003 DVD.  Copies of the DVD are available from the Wildlife Division, ENR by emailing