How we Fit into the Big Picture
The Board is only one of many organisations and individuals that provide comments on development applications. Each of these bodies has their own expertise and focus in providing comments:
- NWT Environment and Natural Resources
- Environment Canada
- National Energy Board
- AANDC (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)
- Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę (Renewable Resources Councils)
The Board seeks to add value to the pool of comments. Our mandate is huge, since responsibility for wildlife also includes their habitat, the land and water that they depend on to survive. As a co-management board, we have a unique combination of traditional knowledge and science to draw upon.
The Board is in the process of developing a guide outlining industry best practices in reducing development impacts on wildlife and wildlife habitat. We want to help make this shale oil play a model of wise planning and decision-making so that wildlife will remain healthy in this region for many generations to come.