The Woodland Caribou Program actively studied herds in west-central Alberta from 1993 until 2005. This program was succeeded by the current Caribou Program in 2013.
The fRI Research Woodland Caribou Program was established in 1993, founded on more than a decade of Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division research. The Woodland Caribou Program studies landscape changes that negatively impact woodland caribou populations. Based upon research results, this program also recommended mitigating management strategies. It was supported by the timber industry, petroleum industry, federal government, and provincial government.