Resources

Description: 

The Forest Management Division (FMD) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) is responsible for monitoring forest health conditions across the NWT to ensure the forest has the capacity for renewal after a wide range of disturbances, and is able to retain its ecological resiliency while meeting the current and future needs of NWT residents.

Publication date: 
June 2019
Resource Category: 
Conservation planning, Forest resources, Monitoring
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Les incendies sont un élément normal et important de l’écosystème de la forêt boréale. La flore et la faune nordiques se sont adaptées au cycle de la destruction par le feu et de la repousse, et, depuis des milliers d’années, les caribous de la toundra composent avec les répercussions des feux de forêt sur leur aire d’hivernage.

Publication date: 
June 2019
Resource Category: 
Fire, Forest resources, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Chaque année, le ministère de l’Environnement et des Ressources naturelles (MERN) effectue en priorité des relevés aériens des forêts d’épinettes matures, surtout parce qu’il s’agit d’un hôte privilégié par le ravageur qui cause le plus de dommages aux TNO, à savoir la tordeuse des bourgeons de l’épinette (Choristoneura fumiferana).

Publication date: 
June 2019
Resource Category: 
Conservation planning, Forest resources, Monitoring
Resource Type: 
Documents
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Fire is a natural and important part of the boreal forest ecosystem. Northern plants and animals have adapted to the cycles of fire and regrowth, and barren-ground caribou have co-existed with the effects of forest fires on their winter range for thousands of years.

Publication date: 
June 2019
Resource Category: 
Fire, Forest resources, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File

Forest Health News 2018 (pdf/3.98 MB)

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Newsletter for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) explaining how they conducts annual aerial surveys in areas occupied by mature spruce forests as a priority, mostly because of their significance as a preferred host for the most serious insect pest in the NWT.

Publication date: 
June 2019
Resource Category: 
Conservation planning, Forest resources, Monitoring
Resource Type: 
Documents
Type of resource: 
File

Forest Health News 2018 (pdf/3.98 MB)

Description: 

Plain language summary of the Forest Act

Publication date: 
April 2019
Resource Category: 
Forest resources, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines
Resource Type: 
Documents
Type of resource: 
File

Forest Act - Fact Sheet (pdf/4.59 MB)

Description: 

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) is developing a new Forest Act to amend and combine the existing Forest Management Act and the Forest Protection Act.

Publication date: 
April 2019
Resource Category: 
Forest resources, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File

Forest Act - Fact Sheet (pdf/4.59 MB)

Publication date: 
March 2019
Resource Category: 
Fire, Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Forms
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

A summary of what we heard during public engagement on the Forest Act.

Publication date: 
March 2019
Resource Category: 
Fire, Forest resources, Have your say, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Publication date: 
January 2019
Resource Category: 
Fire, Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Forms
Type of resource: 
File
Publication date: 
January 2019
Resource Category: 
Fire, Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Forms
Type of resource: 
File
Publication date: 
January 2019
Resource Category: 
Fire, Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Forms
Type of resource: 
File

Aircraft Registration List (pdf/235.67 KB)

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Aircraft registration list for companies providing services for wildland fires.

Publication date: 
January 2019
Resource Category: 
Fire, Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Forms
Type of resource: 
File

Aircraft Registration List (pdf/235.67 KB)

Publication date: 
January 2019
Resource Category: 
Fire, Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Forms
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Rates for fixed wing aircraft during the 2017 wildfire season.

Publication date: 
January 2019
Resource Category: 
Fire, Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Forms
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Rotary wing aircraft offer sheet

Publication date: 
January 2019
Resource Category: 
Fire, Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Forms
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Forest health facts and highlights for the Northwest Territories for 2017, along with a conversation with Roger Brett, the Forest Health Supervising Technician of the Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, about changes to NWT forests over the last 25 years.

Publication date: 
April 2018
Resource Category: 
Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Documents
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Annual report by the Forest Management Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on forest health conditions across the NWT. The forest health program monitors whether or not the forest has the capacity for renewal after a wide range of disturbances, for the retention of its ecological resiliency while meeting current and future needs of NWT residents. The focus of the forest health program has been on monitoring insect and disease impacts in the NWT forests. However, since 2015, FMD has also been recording abiotic disturbances to address the uncertainty of forest ecosystem response to a changing climate. Examples of abiotic disturbances recorded during monitoring surveys include: drought symptoms (reddening of foliage, sun scalding scars, stunted and gnarled foliage), flooding, wind and snow damage, land slumps, and permafrost related disturbance (“drunken forest” phenomenon). General decline of some tree species is also tracked. 

Publication date: 
March 2018
Resource Category: 
Forest resources
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Wildfire Impacts on the North Slave Region Ecosystem/Répercussions des feux de forêt sur l’écosystème des cours d'eau

Cette vidéo met en avant un projet financé par le PSEC des TNO, mené par Mike Pisaric de l’Université Brock, pour étudier les effets cumulatifs de deux principaux agents de perturbation – la sécheresse et les feux de forêt – et leurs effets sur les forêts et les systèmes aquatiques dans la région du Slave Nord.

Publication date: 
December 2017
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Forest resources, Monitoring, Research and data
Resource Type: 
Studies
Type of resource: 
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