Northwest Species At Risk Program

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Let's Go Outdoors with Michael Short

Alberta Trappers return to the classroom. They are getting instructions on how to set-up high tech cameras and listening devices. It's all part of a multi-year study involving five-northern municipalities, the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute and the Alberta Trappers Association.

  • Alberta Trappers

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Alberta’s 5 northwestern municipalities have come together to form the Northwest Species at Risk (NWSAR) Committee

The NWSAR member municipalities are Mackenzie County, County of Northern Lights, Clear Hills County, Town of High Level, and the Town of Rainbow Lake

This is a multi-year, collaborative partnership between NWSAR Committee, the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI), and the Alberta Trappers Association (ATA). ABMI currently collects data on ungulates and predators for density estimation in Woodland Caribou ranges across western Canada, and local trappers of ATA will be supporting the field component of this project.

The study area includes the Caribou Mountains and Chinchaga caribou ranges in Northwest Alberta. Data from this research project complements data being collected in Northeast Alberta by ABMI’s Caribou Monitoring Unit (CMU), in collaboration with the Regional Industry Caribou Collaboration and the Government of Alberta.

Please visit the Northwest Species at Risk committee website  where you can find more information on this project in Northwest Alberta. 

Visit the NWSAR Photo Gallery

Provided by The Mackenzie Frontier Tourist Association