Caribou Conservation Breeding and Augmentation Project in Jasper National Park

Parks Canada is proposing a 10 to 20-year caribou conservation breeding and augmentation project (the project) in Jasper National Park (JNP). The intent of the project is to recover caribou in its natural ranges in JNP. Caribou recovery is a priority for Parks Canada in the fulfillment of its mandate to maintain and restore the ecological integrity of JNP, and its commitment to recover species at risk. Extensive research and consultation with Indigenous groups, stakeholders and the public will continue to be undertaken in the following months for the project. The project will occur in six (6) main phases, including: 1) Build - Breeding Facility Design, Construction & Operations; 2) Capture - Securing source caribou; 3) Breed - Animal husbandry and care; 4) Release - Augmentation of recipient herds; 5) Adapt - Research, Monitoring, and Adaptive Management; 6) End - Decommissioning and Restoration. The project will include a vegetation management strategy to minimize impacts of the breeding facility and release sites.


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Latest update

January 03, 2023 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
8 Appendix A - Consultation Summary Tables PDF (543 KB) December 23, 2022
7 Detailed Impact Assessment Report PDF (2.9 MB) December 23, 2022
6 Parks Canada has issued a notice of determination and decided that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects - December 23, 2022
5 Draft Detailed Impact Assessment Report PDF (6.9 MB) August 8, 2022
4 Project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from August 8 to September 2, 2022 - August 8, 2022
3 Scope of Assessment - Final Draft PDF (803 KB) March 10, 2022
2 Background information: Caribou comeback - Recovering an iconic species at risk in JNP PDF (1.5 MB) March 10, 2022
1 New project being assessed by Parks Canada - Public comments invited from March 10 to April 8, 2022 PDF (803 KB) March 10, 2022


Jasper National Park
Box 10
Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0
Telephone: 780-852-6141

  • Location

    • Jasper National Park, Detailed Impact Assessment (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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