Important Facts About Caribou Habitat Restoration 

In the Northern part of America and Canada we have large type of deer known as caribou.  You may be wondering what caribou is but in Canada it is a different story as it is regarded as one of the important national symbols. Due to many factors of which some can be prevented and others cannot their population has been dropping at a higher rate.  Like some of the things that were found to be interfering with their habitat were industrialization, global warming, and wolves.

This has become a national concern and now a group of companies have come together with one objective of restoring the habitat of this animal its original form including oil and gas exploration companies that originally participated in the degradation of their habits.  Surely they did cause a lot of destruction to the existing forest by creating routes that were leading them to gas and oil mining points which led to fragmentation of land and in turn interfered with the habitat for caribou.

Like this mining companies started by improving their mining methods.  The improved methods were aiming at maximizing the production at the same time they were causing minimal disturbances which led to faster recovery of the forests.  Some of the places still did not recover especially the long trenches that were made during oil mining and this places were used by these animals to hide but they were not safe as wolves could still spot them and eat them.

These attracted other companies who decide to collaborate with just one of objective of restoring the forest and protecting these wild animals.  Even though they had the same objectives but they were deploying different techniques to achieve their goals.  Out of the Ipl Project Calgary that participated we had some like Linear Deactivation Project or LiDea and the Alger Historic Restoration Project among others.

Some of the methods that they deployed was to replant the trees and shrubs along the trenches.  Because of the wetlands and blogs in this regions they were able to replant many trees especially during the winter season using the methods they had agreed on previously.

Apart from that, they have also been able to engage in several activities like mounding, seeding a coarse woody material placement just to preserve these animals.  In addition to that, monitoring of wildlife was also facilitated through wildlife monitoring program that they formed. With all this their project has been very successful with all the organizations that participated closely monitoring the progress. Learn more here !