Population assessment for the Wolverine Caribou herd
In 2016-17, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resources Operations (MFLNRO), in collaboration with Tsay Keh Dene First Nation and the Nak’azdli Band, initiated a three-year population assessment of the Wolverine herd with funding support from FWCP’s Peace Region. A total of 30 GPS radio collars were deployed on adult female caribou, followed by a population census in February/March 2016. The census was followed by calf recruitment surveys and mortality site investigations with the objective of identifying the primary limiting factors of adult female caribou and their calves. This is year two of a three-year project that will continue mortality site investigations and calf recruitment surveys within the Wolverine caribou range.