NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP)

What is NWT CIMP?

The Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP) is a source of environmental monitoring and research in the Northwest Territories (NWT). The program coordinates, conducts and funds the collection, analysis and reporting of information related to environmental conditions in the NWT. Its main purpose is to support better resource management decision-making and the wise use of our resources by furthering our understanding of cumulative impacts and environmental trends.

For more information, see About us.

NWT CIMP Funding and COVID-19

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) recognizes that fieldwork, including research and monitoring, will have to be carried out differently this year due to COVID-19.

Protecting our communities and preventing the potential spread of the virus is our primary concern during this health emergency.

The GNWT is requiring all projects funded through the NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP) to develop a risk management plan. NWT CIMP has also extended the deadline for final reports to accommodate current challenges.

For more, please read: Information for NWT CIMP Funding Applicants (aussi disponible en français).

Boots on the Ground: Traditional Knowledge Monitoring of Caribou

Caribou are essential to the way of life of Indigenous northerners. With the recent decline in the Bathurst caribou herd, having the best possible traditional, local and scientific information is necessary to help us understand the cumulative impacts that may have led to this change.

NWT CIMP Action Plan 2016-2020

The NWT CIMP Action Plan 2016-2020 outlines the key objectives and activities of the program for the next five years. The plan builds on current program successes with a continued focus on three priority Valued Components: caribou, water and fish. 


NWT Environmental Research Bulletin