ACC – Alberta Caribou CommitteeALT – Athabasca Landscape TeamASRD – Alberta Sustainable Resource DevelopmentCLAWR – Cold Lake Air Weapons RangeCOSEWIC – Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. URL:http://www.cosewic.gc.ca [Updated April 2006].EC – Environment CanadaESAR – East Side of Athabasca RiverRE – Red Earth
SARA – Species at Risk Act,
Statutes of Canada 2002, chapter 29TT – Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s Traditional Territory in Alberta, as taken from the map includedin Figure 1 of this reportWSAR – West Side of the Athabasca River
resources and conditions required for persistence of local populations of boreal caribou throughout their current distribution in Canada. The quantity, quality andspatial configuration of resources and conditions may be influenced by both natural andhuman-induced conditions (from EC 2008).
forms of a given species with characteristic adaptations.
The suite of resources (food, shelter) and environmental conditions (abiotic variablessuch as temperature and biotic variables such as competitors and predators) that determinethe presence, survival and reproduction of a population (Caughley and Gunn 1996). (from EC2008).
The area covered by an individual during its reproductive life-time.
A group of caribou occupying a defined area that can be distinguishedspatially from areas occupied by other groups of caribou. Local populations experience limitedexchange of individuals with other groups, such that population dynamics are driven by local