Accomplishments

A brief, chronological list of the Forums successes to date:

  • Funded a caribou maternity pen for the Little Smoky herd in 2005–06
  • Participated in the West Central Caribou Landscape Planning Team 2006–08
  • Developed the Berland Smoky Integrated Industrial Access Plan 2006-08 (primary corridors)
  • Funded a seismic line vegetation inventory for the Little Smoky caribou range in 2009–10
  • Developed the Berland Smoky Regional Access Development (RAD) Plan 2010–11 (primary and secondary corridors) as approved under GOA IL2013-01
  • Coordinated with FSCP to complete approximately 800 stream crossing inspections within the Berland Smoky RAD Plan boundary 2010–11
  • Funded a seismic line vegetation inventory for the A la Peche caribou range in 2012–13
  • Won a “Shared Footprints” Alberta Emerald Award for the Berland Smoky RAD Plan in 2012
  • Created a Berland Smoky Reclamation Plan (Phase One: Access Redundancies) in 2012–13
  • Completed integrated disturbance modeling for GOA caribou planning in 2014–15
  • Provided funding to fRI Research’s Caribou Program for various projects 2014–16
  • Created Phase 1 of a Restoration Plan for the Little Smoky and A la Peche caribou ranges 2015–16
  • Participated in ongoing work with Weyerhaeuser for planning in Redrock/Prairie Creek and Narraway caribou ranges 2014–ongoing
  • Supported and co-managed the AWN Caribou Patrol from 2012–ongoing
  • Created and maintained an as-built inventory of lineal disturbances (updated annually since 2006)
  • Regional Access Management Plan (RAMP) pilot project in Little Smoky caribou range 2017–19
  • Co-managed a Traditional Land Use Study for the AWN within Weyerhaeuser’s FMA south of Grande Prairie, AB 2018–ongoing
  • Participated in the Government of Alberta’s Regional Access Management Plan processes in the Upper Smoky and Berland subregions 2020–ongoing
  • Completed a review of Alberta’s Integrated Land Management policies, practices and legislation for the ARCKP. The FLMF, together with Dialogue Partners, conducted an extensive literature review and 32 subject matter expert interviews to synthesize ILM practices in Alberta and reviewed and analyzed ILM practices used in other comparable jurisdictions. The report concludes with a detailed set of recommendations for cross-industry ILM approaches for improved woodland caribou habitat. 2020–2021
  • Co-managed a Traditional Land Use Study for the AWN within Foothills Forest Products’ operating areas near Grande Cache 2021–2022
  • Initiated a feasibility study “evaluating methods to reduce caribou mortality from vehicle collisions on Highway 40 in west-central Alberta” 2023