A public information session on Alberta’s draft plan to help threatened woodland caribou populations will be held in Cold Lake next month. The province has proposed spending more than $85 million over the next five years for habitat restoration, rearing facilities, and other measures.
Recent counts of the Cold Lake range peg animal numbers at at least 117 on the Alberta side and 73 on the Saskatchewan side. Only 15 per cent of their habitat is considered undisturbed, but when you factor in what’s affected by wildfire, that drops to nine per cent. Wolf population reduction started in 2016, and another rearing facility could be considered for the area.
The info session is set for February 27th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott.