Draft Boreal Caribou Range Planning Framework – Public Engagement

What was this engagement about?

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) invited Northwest Territories (NWT) residents to have their say on the development of a Framework for Boreal Caribou Range Planning to guide the development of five regional boreal caribou range plans between 2019 and 2023.

Boreal caribou are a Threatened species under federal and territorial species at risk legislation. External factors such as habitat disturbance from industrial development and forest fires can negatively impact the health and survival of boreal caribou populations. Range planning is necessary to ensure at least 65 per cent of the NWT range is maintained as undisturbed habitat.

Where I can find results?

Results from the public engagement have been summarized in a What We Heard report. A Framework for Boreal Caribou Range Planning was released in August 2019.


  1. Engagement and Consultation Period – April-September 2018
  2. Second Engagement and Consultation Period – Spring 2019
  3. Final Range Planning Framework – August 2019
  4. Develop Regional Range Plans – 2019-2023

Where can I find related information?

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