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Project Update: Aerial fecal surveys complete

Snow is melting in the mountains and it’s getting close to caribou calving so the fRI Caribou Program's aerial based fecal surveys have wrapped up for the season. The Caribou Patrol is continuing to collect pellets from caribou migrating south of Grande Cache.

Getting Ready for the Field Season

We’re going to have a big field season this year with crews based out of Hinton, the Grande Cache area and west of Manning. Crews start on the 19th of May so we’re busy getting everything ready for their arrival.

Congratulations on 30 years of government service

fRI General Manager Bill Tinge was recently recognized for his thirty years of service for the Government of Alberta. Bill is pictured here receiving his service award from Darren Tapp, Executive Director, Forest Management Branch, ESRD. Congratulations, Bill!  

2nd year of fecal surveys near completion

The caribou program have had a busy winter carrying out fecal surveys for health assessments in west-central Alberta. Challenging weather and snow conditions (warm temperatures, high winds, high avalanche conditions) has made this sometimes challenging.

Hiring for Caribou Program field season complete

Thank you to every one who applied for the summer field technician position. The response was somewhat overwhelming with over 350 applications received, many from highly qualified individuals. Choosing who to hire was a difficult decision.

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