Caribou are an important traditional food source and part of Indigenous culture. Decline in quality of their habitat is a concern for the Jean Marie River First Nation (JMRFM). To help address this community concern, changes in caribou habitat in JMRFN traditional territory were documented using traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge.
Environment and Natural Resources Issue #16 of the NWT Environmental Research Bulletin (NERB) series is now available, and highlights Elders’ stories of Jean Marie River: Impacts of permafrost thaw and forest fires on boreal caribou habitat.
Bulletins are issued regularly to provide a summary of research findings or concepts for NWT residents and northern resource decision makers.
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