Get involved in Caribou Range Planning
The Alberta Government is seeking your input on a draft caribou range plan that will help recover caribou herds while recognizing the socio-economic impacts the plans could have on communities.
Information sessions are being planned for impacted communities:
- Whitecourt: February 20, 2018
- Edmonton: February 22, 2018
- Cold Lake: February 27, 2018
- Fort McMurray: March 1, 2018
- High Level: March 6, 2018
Visit the Alberta Caribou Range Planning website for times and locations of the sessions as they are announced.
Why do we need caribou range plans?
Many of Alberta’s woodland caribou populations are in decline due a wide variety of factors such as habitat loss. The provincial and federal governments have listed them as species at risk requiring protection. Therefore, the provincial government is leading the development of range plans, which identify actions to protect habitat, manage populations and maintain working landscapes where caribou and careful development can co-exist.
This engagement of municipalities and other local stakeholders is essential to protecting Alberta’s wildlife while balancing social and economic considerations, and aligns with a resolution adopted by members during the 2016 AUMA Annual Convention.