Resources

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April 2018
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April 2018
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Have your say, Wildlife and nature
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April 2018
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Have your say
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Ever wonder how to easily track wildlife in the winter? A pilot study in the Sahtu Region collected such information helping to achieve the regional coverage necessary for monitoring changes to wildlife distribution brought about by industrial development, natural disturbance and climate change. Environment and Natural Resources’ issue #15 of the NWT al Research Bulletin (NERB) series is now available and highlights Tracking Wildlife in the Sahtu Region. Bulletins are issued regularly here to provide a summary of research findings or concepts for NWT residents and northern resource decision makers. Please feel free to circulate broadly.

 

If you have any topics ideas, questions or comments, please contact us at nwtcimp@gov.nt.ca

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March 2018
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Conservation planning, Monitoring, Wildlife and nature
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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. 

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March 2018
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Forest resources
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Annual Report of the GNWT Traditional Knowledge activities and programs done in 2015-2016.

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February 2018
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Research and data
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources maintains a database of hazardous material spills reported in the Northwest Territories since 1971. This report briefly summarizes the data collected for spills reported in 2016.

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February 2018
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Contaminants and recycling
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The 2016-2017 annual report of the Waste Reduction and Recovery Program

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February 2018
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Contaminants and recycling
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Inaugural annual report of the Alberta-Northwest Territories Bilateral Management Committee.

Aussi disponible en français : SOMMAIRE : Pour une gestion collaborative de nos eaux communes. Rapport annuel 2015-2016 présenté aux ministres par le Comité bilatéral de gestion de l’Alberta et des Territoires du Nord-Ouest

Sommaire : Pour une gestion collaborative de nos eaux communes. Rapport annuel 2015-2016 présenté aux ministres par le Comité bilatéral de gestion de l’Alberta et des Territoires du Nord-Ouest

Full Annual Report available at: Working Together to Manage Our Shared Waters: Alberta-Northwest Territories Bilateral Management Committee Annual Report to Ministers 2015-16

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November 2017
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Monitoring, Research and data, Water
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Report - Environmental Research and Monitoring Results Workshop: North and South Slave Regions - October 2017

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November 2017
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November 2017
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Monitoring, Research and data, Water
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NERB Volume 2 Issue 14: NERB Volume 2 Issue 9: Caribou, Mining Operations and the Zone of Influence


NWT Environmental Research Bulletin - A series of brief plain language summaries of various environmental research findings in the Northwest Territories. If you’re conducting environmental research in the NWT, consider sharing your information with northern residents in a bulletin. These research summaries are also of use to northern resource decision-makers.
 

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November 2017
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Monitoring, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
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Premier rapport annuel du Comité bilatéral de gestion de l’Alberta et des Territoires du Nord-Ouest.

Also available in English: Executive Summary: Working Together to Manage Our Shared Waters. 2015-2016 Alberta-Northwest Territories Bilateral Management Committee

Executive Summary: Working Together to Manage Our Shared Waters. 2015-2016 Alberta-Northwest Territories Bilateral Management Committee

Publication date: 
November 2017
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Monitoring, Research and data, Water
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Abstract Volume - Environmental Research and Monitoring Results Workshop: North and South Slave Regions - October 2017

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November 2017
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Monitoring, Research and data
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Appendices to the Report on the 5th Biannual Environment and Natural Resources South Slave Regional Wildlife Workshop November 15 – 16, 2017 

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November 2017
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Conservation planning, Hunting, trapping and harvesting, Monitoring, Research and data, Wildlife and nature
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Report on the 5th Biannual Environment and Natural Resources South Slave Regional Wildlife Workshop November 15 – 16, 2017 

South Slave 5th Regional Wildlife Workshop Report - Appendices - 2017

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November 2017
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Conservation planning, Hunting, trapping and harvesting, Monitoring, Research and data, Wildlife and nature
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2015 Water Quality Report for the Slave and Hay Transboundary Rivers as a requirement of the Alberta-Northwest Territories Bilateral Water Management Agreement Surface water quality data collected during 2015
Published October 2017
Prepared by:
Andrea Czarnecki, Water Quality Scientist
Water Resources Division
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
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Gongchen Li, Transboundary Water Quality Specialist
Transboundary Waters Secretariat

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October 2017
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Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Monitoring, Water
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NWT CIMP is guided by a five-year (2016-2020) Action Plan that includes three key activity areas: 1. Working with partners to understand key monitoring and research priorities. 2. Coordinating, conducting and funding environmental monitoring, research and analysis. 3. Communicating results to decision-makers and the public. In 2016/17, the program made progress on all main activities in the Action Plan. Read the following pages to learn more. For program information: nwtcimp.ca For monitoring results: nwtdiscoveryportal.enr.gov.nt.ca

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October 2017
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) is leading the development of
the NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework and the Department of Infrastructure (INF) is
leading the development of the NWT Energy Strategy.
Given the key linkages between these two initiatives, ENR and INF worked together to gather
public input through a survey and six regional engagement workshops. This work was done
between August 2016 and March 2017. The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT)
also received written submissions from several organizations during this same period and
hosted a facilitated electricity sector stakeholder meeting to discuss current issues.
The survey and the six workshops focused on key energy and climate change-related themes.

Publication date: 
August 2017
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Climate change, Have your say
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