What are cumulative impacts?
Cumulative impacts are the combined effects that human activities and natural processes have on our environment.
What is NWT CIMP?
The Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP) is a source of environmental monitoring and research in the NWT. The program coordinates, conducts and funds the collection, analysis and reporting of information related to environmental conditions. Its main purpose is to better support resource management decision-making and the wise use of our resources by furthering our understanding of cumulative impacts and environmental trends.
NWT CIMP Action Plan
The NWT CIMP Action Plan 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.
- All NWT CIMP project results are available on the NWT Discovery Portal.
- The NWT Inventory of Landscape Change webviewer provides disturbance mapping information in the NWT.
- The NWT Environmental Research Bulletins (NERB) are series of brief plain language summaries of various environmental research findings.
- 2016-2020 summary results for caribou, water, fish and traditional knowledge projects is available here.