Efforts Made in Caribou Habitat Restoration 


This is a wild animal which fall under the family of deer and it is majorly found in the Northern America and Canada. When you go to Canada this wild animal is very important to them since they use it as a national symbol.  Unfortunately enough, the population of caribou in Canada has been dropping at a very higher rate due to some factors. Some of the things that has resulted into the reduction of this animal are; industrial development, global warming, they are also running away from wolves which eat them as prey and many other factors as well.

This has become a national concern and now a group of companies have come together with one objective of restoring the habitat of this animal its original form including oil and gas exploration companies that originally participated in the degradation of their habits.  When they were trying to create the corridors as they look for routes and places to mine oil a lot of land fragmentations occurred which led to destruction of large parts of the forest.

Like this mining companies started by improving their mining methods.  The improved methods were aiming at maximizing the production at the same time they were causing minimal disturbances which led to faster recovery of the forests.  Some of the places still did not recover especially the long trenches that were made during oil mining and this places were used by these animals to hide but they were not safe as wolves could still spot them and eat them.

These attracted other companies who decide to collaborate with just one of objective of restoring the forest and protecting these wild animals.  Too many heads are better than one they were deploying different techniques in dealing with these problems.  Out of the projects that participated we had some like Linear Deactivation Project or LiDea and the Caribou Habitat Restoration EdmontonProject among others.

They employed methods like replanting trees and shrubs along the linear footprint which covered a very wide area.  Because of the wetlands and blogs in this regions they were able to replant many trees especially during the winter season using the methods they had agreed on previously.

They went ahead and continued with activities like mounding, seeding and coarse placement of woody materials.  In addition to that, monitoring of wildlife was also facilitated through wildlife monitoring program that they formed. With all this their project has been very successful with all the Cold Lake Restoration Edmontonthat participated closely monitoring the progress.


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