NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP)


Results for 2010-2015: Fish, Caribou and Water

NWT CIMP has published short, high-level summaries of results from fish, caribou and water research and monitoring projects funded by the program from 2010-2015.

How to find results

NWT Discovery Portal

Check the NWT Discovery Portal for results from all Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP) projects.

The Portal is a comprehensive online source for NWT environmental monitoring knowledge. It contains over 2,600 individual entries, 900 of which are NWT CIMP-funded project results. There are a wide range of project results to meet the needs of different audiences, such as scientific journal articles, community presentations and maps.

The easiest way to find NWT CIMP project results is to consult the list of funded projects from 1999 to 2020 to discover projects of interest, and then conduct a search in the NWT Discovery Portal using the title, project number, or keywords. Use the Search Guide or contact nwtcimp@gov.nt.ca for assistance with searching the portal. 

Project location maps

NWT CIMP has also created regional maps identifying CIMP project locations. Work is under way to produce maps for all regions.


A key goal of NWT CIMP is to make environmental trend data available to northern decision makers and the public. Information on environmental trends related to caribou, water, and fish is available in Environmental Trends.

State of the Environment Report

NWT CIMP contributes information to the annually-updated NWT State of the Environment Report

How useful are the results?

NWT CIMP encourages the publication of project results in both peer-reviewed journals and plain language summaries.  In 2018/19, the program generated 10 peer-reviewed publications and 36 reports. Regional summary sheets highlighting locally-specific projects were developed and widely distributed. Program staff work with project leads to develop and publish plain language summaries of current projects.

One of NWT CIMP’s key activities is to encourage two-way communication of monitoring and research projects directly with communities.  All NWT CIMP project leads are required to engage with local communities prior to and during their project and report their results directly to local communities.

NWT CIMP is focused on providing information to regulators and the public that supports effective environmental decision-making. Over 80% of 2018/19 funded projects were identified as being able to contribute to a current or future decision-making process.