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Sahtú Renewable Resources Board

2017-2020 Sahtú Environmental Management Decision-Support Project

The Sahtú Renewable Resources Board has partnered with ALCES to look at what the future Sahtu landscape may look like based on different scenarios of natural and human-driven change. The project is funded by NWT CIMP with in-kind contributions from ALCES and the SRRB.

ALCES models future changes based on known environment and landscape cover, an understanding of historic changes, and projected indicators of change to the environment, human footprint and landscape.

The project provides a forum to look at potential future outcomes of environmental changes to support decision-making in the Sahtu. Partnered with the Sahtu Environmental Research and Monitoring Forum, community members are helping define future scenarios of landscape change. These scenarios are then used to project simulations over the next 50 years. Simulations are being developed for climate and fire, population and settlements, energy and mining development, woodland caribou range disturbance and mountain caribou population dynamics.


Sahtu Landscape Futures

Sahtu Landscape Disturbance

Woodland CaribouSahtu Permafrost and Climate Change

Sahtu Temperature Change

Sahtu Permafrost Change

Sahtu Fire and Forest Change

Sahtu Land Use Change

Woodland Caribou Range Change

Sahtu Infrastructure Risk

   pdf Sahtú Environmental Model (875 KB)

Project Team


  • NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program