Assessment of Reindeer Range on the Belcher Islands

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, wildlife, habitat, mapping, foraging, reindeer

Principal Investigator: Henry, Gregory (5)
Licence Number: 11169
Organization: Department of Geography, University of Alberta
Licensed Year(s): 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: J. Nishi; Y. Pinsonneault

Objective(s): To determine the extent and productivity of summer range for the introduced reindeer, and verify a range map of the islands; to determine the current impact of the reindeer on their forage habitat; to observe feeding behaviours of the reindeer;

Project Description: In association with the Hunters and Trappers Association in Sanikiluaq, the Researchers will assess the extent and productivity of the range on the Belchers to estimate how many reindeer can be supported before they begin to damage the habitat.