Canadian Forest Service Publications
Using science and Indigenous knowledge to predict changes in caribou habitat and developing sustainable practices to ensure resiliency, 2021, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Research Connections - Cumulative Effects. Note 17. 3 p.
Issued by: National Capital Region
Catalog ID: 40664
Series: Research Connections - Cumulative Effects
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Plain Language Summary
Managing caribou habitat is complex and requires the integration of knowledge from different sources into new tools to assist decision makers in improving ongoing recovery plans or to develop new ones. This research aims to improve the understanding of the impacts of climate change, natural disturbances (e.g., wildfire and spruce budworm (SBW)) and forest management on caribou habitat. It aims to combine scientific and Indigenous knowledge together to better understand the caribou habitat of the Pessamit’s Nitassinan. It also presents opportunities to expand this approach to other Indigenous territories. The outcomes of this research will directly contribute to efforts put into the development of caribou recovery plans at the national, provincial and local levels.
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Combiner la science et le savoir autochtone pour prévoir les changements dans l’habitat du caribou et pour élaborer des pratiques durables visant à assurer une capacité de résilience. Note 17 (French)