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.

Apply for 2022-23 funding now!

Our funding process is now open. The first step is the call for Letters of Intent, now open (due October 12th). Information about the funding process (including instructions, templates, guidance and protocols) is available under Apply for Funding.

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.