Photo Credit: Rob Gau (GNWT) Photo Credit: Rob Gau (GNWT)

Bathurst Caribou Advisory Committee: Request for Proposals - Bathurst Caribou Management Plan

The Bathurst Caribou Advisory Committee (BCAC) was established to advise on the management of the Bathurst caribou herd and its habitat, including addressing and reconciling the various factors affecting the herd, including harvest, predation, environmental conditions, and land disturbance. Its’ objectives include the cooperative development of recommendations to manage Bathurst caribou and habitat, and to promote and strengthen communication and information sharing among member organizations. BCAC includes representatives from: the Government of the Northwest Territories, Government of Nunavut, Tłı̨chǫ Government,  Wek’èezhìı Renewable Resources Board, Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Łutsel K’e Dene First Nation, Deninu Kue First Nation, Salt River First Nation, NWT Métis Nation, North Slave Métis Alliance, Athabasca Denesuline Ne Ne Land Corporation, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Burnside Hunters and Trappers Organization (Bathurst Inlet), Umingmaktok Hunters and Trappers Organization (Bay Chimo), Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization, and the Kitikmeot Regional Wildlife Board.

A key responsibility of BCAC is the development of an updated Bathurst Caribou Management Plan (from the 2004 version). The management plan will act as an overall herd management document under which the Bathurst Caribou Range Plan (a draft is currently being consulted on) will sit. Both documents will also be captured in the Recovery Strategy for Barren-ground Caribou in the NWT, which is being developed in fulfillment of requirements of the Species at Risk (NWT) Act.

As such, the Bathurst Caribou Advisory Committee is seeking a qualified proponent for the preparation of an updated Bathurst Caribou Management Plan. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please see the Terms of Reference. The deadline for submission of a proposal is no later than 5:00 p.m. MDT on April 15, 2019. Proposals should be submitted to info@wrrb.ca