Monitoring Caribou in the Peace Region

Project Year: 2017-2018

Project Lead

Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations

Watershed/Sub-region

Peace Region

Finlay Arm

Project Type

Research & Information Acquisition

FWCP Contribution

$74,142

Action Plan Alignment

Species of Interest Action Plan

Project ID

PEA-F18-W-2306

Pink Mountain Caribou monitoring project

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) is proposing a monitoring program in the Pink Mountain Northern Mountain Caribou herd to 1) improve understanding of abundance and distribution of caribou in this herd, and confirm range boundaries, and 2) determine caribou use of the east side of the Williston Reservoir. A monitoring program was initiated in the Pink Mountain range in March, 2016 with the deployment of 21 radio collars. FLNRO will be monitoring these collared caribou throughout 2017-18, using a combination of fixed-wing aircraft surveys, GPS data, and recruitment surveys. FLNRO plans to investigate caribou use of the eastern side of the Williston Reservoir, north of the Ospika Arm, through aerial surveys and traditional knowledge.