Commencing in January 2021, the Healthy Landscape Program will be delivering this multi-year for the ARCKP. Using the spatially-explicit Patchworks scenario planning model, this study explores whether, and to what degree, the needs of woodland caribou management and a natural range of variation (NRV) approach to harvesting align.
- Obtain a better understanding of if, and to what degree, spatial clustering of anthropogenic disturbances is possible to create on the ground, and how it varies under different conditions and policy scenarios.
- Assess the potential impact of various scenarios on woodland caribou habitat and other values.
- Understand if natural range of variation (NRV) aligns with proposed harvesting pattern changes to improve woodland caribou habitat outcomes and whether forest management activities can closely approximate these