Draft Boreal Caribou Range Planning Framework - Public Engagement

How do I provide feedback?

We want to hear from you on the Draft Boreal Caribou Range Planning Framework.

Review these documents:

If you would like to submit comments, please provide them in writing (with rationale and/or recommended changes) by the extended deadline of December 21, 2018.  Please use this Comment Table to submit your comments.

  • By email: boreal_caribou_rangeplan@gov.nt.ca
  • By mail: Government of the Northwest Territories
    c/o James Hodson, Wildlife Biologist
    Wildlife Division, Environment and Natural Resources
    P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2L9

Thank you for your interest in caribou management in the NWT.  We look forward to hearing from you!       

What is this engagement about?

The GNWT is seeking public input to help develop an NWT Range Planning Framework for boreal caribou – a threatened species under the federal and territorial Species at Risk Acts. 

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.

How can my contribution make a difference?

Providing input will help develop the Framework - a guide for developing individual regional range plans that will manage natural and human habitat disturbance for boreal caribou in the Northwest Territories.

Where can I find out more?

NWT links:

Federal links:


  1. Engagement and Consultation Period – April – September 2018
  2. Final Range Planning Framework – December 2018
  3. Develop Regional Range Plans – 2019-2022