The Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program allocates .2 million for science- and traditional knowledge-based knowledge monitoring and research projects.

The Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program allocates $2.2 million for science- and traditional knowledge-based knowledge monitoring and research projects.

The Northwest Territories Cumulative Impacts Monitoring Program (NOCMP) will allocate $2.2 million in 2024-2025 to support 30 new or ongoing monitoring and research projects.

Of the 30 projects funded, 7 focus on traditional knowledge, 21 focus on science, and 2 combine these two approaches. All projects consider the priority that should be given to monitoring cumulative impacts on caribou, water, and fish. The results of these projects will provide important knowledge for resource managers, governments, and various departments to make decisions.

Beneficiaries include Indigenous governments and organizations, universities, and provincial and federal departments. Beneficiaries will receive between $70,000 and $100,000 per year, over three years.

Quotes

“NOPSECT’s monitoring and research projects help us understand the cumulative impacts on Northwest caribou, waters, and fish over time. By combining indigenous, scientific, and local knowledge, we make better decisions for the future of our environment. Committing to this research today equals a healthier environment tomorrow.”

Jay MacDonald, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

quick Facts

  • Thirty projects received a total of $2.2 million in funding for FY 2024-25.
  • Of these funded projects, eight started this year, fourteen are midway through, and eight are in their final year.
  • A steering committee, made up of representatives from indigenous governments and organizations, joint management councils, and provincial and federal governments, made recommendations on project funding.
  • You will find the list of projects and expected results for 2024-2025 by clicking here: https://www.gov.nt.ca/ecc/fr/2024-25-tno-psec-fiche-de-renseignements

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Charles Boone

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Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

Government of the Northwest Territories

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