In 2011, the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative Land Stewardship Working Group commissioned the investigation into the feasibility of creating a fenced woodland caribou predator exclosure or safe zone in northeast Alberta. A workshop with 43 technical experts was held in May 2012 to discuss appropriate guidelines or criteria that would be required to successfully implement a predator exclosure from a biological and ecological standpoint, or the science-based reasons why this approach should not be considered further. This report integrates conclusions and recommendations of the four feasibility evaluations and technical workshop.
Antoniuk T., L. McNeil, J. Nishi, and K. Manuel. 2012. Caribou Protection and Recovery Program – Technical Guidance. Prepared for Oil Sands Leadership Initiative Land Stewardship Working Group. 84 Pages.