Scientific Review for the Identification of Critical Habitat for Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) , Boreal Population, in Canada

Environment Canada

Mark Hebblewhite was a member of the 18-member Science Advisory Group that drafted this report.


Woodland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), Boreal Population (herein referred to as boreal caribou), are formally listed as Threatened under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). The Act requires the Minister of Environment to prepare a Recovery Strategy for the species that includes, to the extent possible and based upon the best available information, an identifi cation of its Critical Habitat and/or, if there is insuffi cient information available, a Schedule of Studies to determine that information. In August 2007, Environment Canada (EC) launched a science-based review with the mandate to identify Critical Habitat to the extent possible, using the best available science and/or prepare a Schedule of Studies.