2014-2015 Spatial State of Knowledge
In early 2014, the SRRB started working on a Spatial State of Knowledge Project to find, and catalogue, maps and computerized mapping files of the Sahtú Settlement Region.
The types of map information that is being sought includes:
- Traditional ecological knowledge information;
- Wildlife information;
- Habitat information.
Many different maps and computer mapping files from research projects through the years are stored in various places – Government, Universities, offices across the Sahtú Settlement Region, and in other places as well. These maps include information on such topic as forests, caribou migration, moose ranges, and traditional place names. A lot of these maps have already been identified and catalogued, and more will be added to the catalogue during 2014-2015. The next steps will be to have the catalogue, and possibly some of the publicly- available mapping files, available on the SRRB website for community/regional organizations and researchers to use.
Environmental Studies Research Fund, Environmental and Natural Resources (ENR, NWT)
Special thanks to the staff at the Aurora Research Institute who provide valuable GIS support.