Draft Boreal Caribou Range Planning Framework - Public Engagement

What was this engagement about?

The GNWT was 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 will 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. Second Engagement and Consultation Period – proposed for Spring 2019
  3. Final Range Planning Framework – July 2019
  4. Develop Regional Range Plans – 2019-2022