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Master of Environmental Science and Management: Master's Group Project

Sharing Canada’s Last Frontier: Creating a Conservation Network to Ensure Continued Wildlife Connectivity in the Mackenzie River

Caribou in a field

Group Members: Andrew Cawley, Sarah Halperin, Naomi Louchouarn, Michael Paccassi

Faculty Advisors: Christina (Naomi) Tague, Lee Hannah

Client: Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative


Our objective is to develop a conservation strategy that balances human and environmental needs in the Mackenzie River Basin (MRB) of Canada using caribou as an "umbrella" species. By modeling historical and future caribou range and valuing natural resource potential in the MRB, we can find solutions that meet conservation goals while minimizing economic losses.

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