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First Nation wants to help caribou recover from forest fires – Cabin Radio

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201850 Views

July 9, 2018

The Deninu K’ue First Nation (DKFN), in partnership with environmental research consultants LGL Limited, is launching a three-year study of how boreal caribou habitat recovers after a forest fire.

The territorial government announced funding for the study earlier this month through its Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the program focuses “on understanding environmental trends and the cumulative environmental impacts of human and natural changes in the NWT.” Twelve projects researching fish, water, and caribou will split $760,000 in funding.

Rosy Bjornson, who works for the First Nation and is from Fort Resolution, is helping to lead the caribou habitat study.

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