NWT invests $1.7M in monitoring and research projects

August 10, 2021
The Government of the Northwest Territories is investing $1.7M through the Northwest Territories Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program in 28 monitoring and research projects. Universities, Indigenous governments and organizations, and territorial and federal government departments are among the recipients of the funding. Funding will support a variety of projects that will focus on addressing “key cumulative impact monitoring priorities for caribou, water and fish,” including three projects focused on Indigenous knowledge, 24 science-focused projects, and two which will combine Indigenous knowledge and science. “The cumulative impacts monitoring and research projects funded this year cover a wide range of topics and will help decision-makers at all levels make informed decisions for the territory and for residents,” said Shane Thompson, NWT Minister of Environment and Natural Resources. NWT (NWT)