Woodland caribou is a species at risk because of northward expansion of resource development activity. Some herds are in dire condition and well below self-sustainability, while others are only moderately below self-sustaining levels. Given limited conservation dollars, what are the most effective conservation actions, and how much money needs to be spent? Which herds should be a priority for conservation efforts? The purpose of this model to provide insight into these difficult conservation questions.
This model was developed by Rob Rempel and Jen Shuter at the Centre for Northern Forest Ecosystem Research, and was based in part on input from attendees of a modelling workshop ("Modelling the Caribou Questions") held at the 16th North American Caribou Workshop in Thunder Bay, Ontario, May 2016.