Project Code: VANDER-01-026
Program: FRIP
Area:Wildlife/Species at Risk Research
Sponsor:Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd.
Region:Northcentral Alberta
Project Status:Complete

GPS collars were successfully installed on six female caribou on March 25, 2006. The objective of this project was to determine the success of this technique to track caribou and determine if fire salvage activities or understory protection measures encouraged caribou to spend time in these areas. Analysis of the data indicated that the caribou generally spent time in larch, black spruce and non-treed stand types. The collared caribou did not appear to spend any significant amount of time in areas created from fire salvage activities. This may not necessarily mean that these measures do not promote continued use by the Woodland Caribou, as it may be possible that the caribou did not frequent the stands before the activities took place. Project results are reported in the final report entitled, “Project Vander-01-26 – Final Report – July 23, 2009 (Updated August 2012)”, submitted by Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd.