Cold Lake & East Side Athabasca Woodland Caribou Ranges

MEG CLRP Caribou Restoration

2014 - 2023

Restoring Woodland Caribou Habitat

The MEG CLRP Caribou Restoration program is one of many such initiatives undertaken by energy and forestry companies operating in the Cold Lake and East Side Athabasca Woodland Caribou Ranges.

In conjunction with other regional industry operators, MEG Energy Inc. is working to improve the amount of available habitat to this ‘at risk’ species.

Caribou herd ranges of interest to regional operators.

Since 2014, Reclaimit has worked with one of our clients, to restore caribou habitat within the East Side Athabasca Range (ESAR).

To date, habitat restoration activities have included:

  • Restoration of 200 km of legacy seismic line and other linear features
  • Creating 8,000 ha of restored habitat in the ESAR.
  • Planting 130,000 seedlings
  • Contributing innovative practices for linear restoration in a variety of ecosystems

Two animals out of a group of four woodland caribou that wandered onto an active Reclaimit worksite, Saskatchewan, 2015.

Example of target linear feature prior to treatment.

Breaking the frost on a treatment site for afforestation, using Reclaimit’s proven Winter-reforestation solution, February 2016.

As noted in the tracks of a woodland caribou, the 2016 legacy seismic line is still of interest to the resident wildlife, February 2023.