Caribou Ranges Research Launch

DECEMBER 2019 This is multi-year, collaborative partnership between NWSAR Committee, the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI), and the Alberta Trappers Association (ATA). ABMI currently collects data on ungulates and predators for density estimation in Woodland Caribou ranges across western Canada, and local trappers of ATA will be supporting the field component of this project. The […]

State of the Region Report Launch

OCTOBER 2019 During NWSAR’s response to the Government of Alberta’s Boreal Caribou Action Planning over the last three years, consistent concerns from several sources regarding lacking, inaccurate or old datasets being utilized for regional land-use planning, wildlife management planning, and socio-economic assessments drove NWSAR to pursue this project. This is a collaborative project with the […]

Bistcho Lake Sub-Regional Task Force Appointments

AUGUST 2019 In August 2019, NWSAR Committee received a letter from the Government of Alberta asking the Committee to appoint a representative to their newly established Bistcho Lake Sub-Regional Task Force. The Bistcho Lake area is home to the Bistcho Boreal Caribou herd, and this Task Force is responsible for working collaboratively to develop a […]

NWSAR Committee Promotion – Tradeshows

MARCH – JULY 2019 During the Spring and Summer of 2019, NWSAR spent a lot of time on the road travelling to tradeshows across Alberta and into British Columbia. Our key messaging included introducing the Committee and our endeavour to new and familiar audiences, sharing information on our response to Alberta Caribou Action Planning, and […]

North American Caribou Workshop – Ottawa

NORTH AMERICAN CARIBOU WORKSHOP – OTTAWA OCTOBER 2018 After the Provincial government’s decision to pull back on the Caribou Action Plan for Northwest Alberta, NWSAR spent the Summer of 2018 reflecting on the Committee’s work to date and discussing a path forwards on how we could positively contribute to work on the Boreal Caribou file. We reviewed […]

Futures At Stake Campaign

FUTURES AT STAKE CAMPAIGN MARCH 2018 Shortly after the January 2018 NWSAR open houses, the decision was made to launch a petition against the Provincial government’s plan for Boreal Caribou in Northwest Alberta, until a robust socio-economic assessment had been conducted. In conjunction with the petition, NWSAR also produced a series of videos to highlight […]

Boreal Caribou Open Houses 2018

BOREAL CARIBOU OPEN HOUSES JANUARY 2018 The October 2017 Federal Government deadline for Caribou Range Plans came and went, and Alberta (like most other jurisdictions) had not delivered on the Federal mandate. However, the Government of Alberta were still committed to establishing 1.8 million hectares of new permanent protected areas in Northwest Alberta for Boreal Caribou, with no management plan for […]

NWSAR Recommendations Report Released

NWSAR RECOMMENDATIONS REPORT RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2017 On September 1st 2017, NWSAR Committee released a report entitled: “Recommendations for Boreal Woodland Caribou Population Recovery in Northwest Alberta”. This report was delivered to the Government of Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks and the Government of Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change for consideration.   NWSAR made every effort to ensure information and data gathered during the […]

Boreal Caribou Open Houses 2017

BOREAL CARIBOU OPEN HOUSES MAY – AUGUST 2017 All Provincial and Territorial governments where Woodland Caribou reside were mandated by the Government of Canada to produce Caribou Range Plans for each individual herd by October 5th 2017. In the Spring of 2017, NWSAR decided to produce a Recommendations Report for Boreal Caribou recovery in Northwest Alberta, and submit it to the Federal and Provincial […]