Athabasca Caribou Landscape Management Options Report

Resource Type
Authors
Athabasca Landscape Team
Date:
May
2009
Page Length
115

There is insufficient functional habitat to maintain and increase current caribou distribution and population growth rates within the Athabasca Landscape area. Boreal caribou will not persist for more than two to four decades without immediate and aggressive management intervention. The Athabasca Landscape Team undertook two analyses from which it developed the management options presented in this report. The first was a rating of the relative risk to caribou persistence within each planning area and range based on a series of eight risk criteria. The second analysis conducted for each planning area or range by the Athabasca Landscape Team involved simulation modeling using ALCES®.