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Alberta Caribou Action & Range Planning Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group: Cold Lake Caribou Range

Initiative: 
Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group for the Cold Lake Caribou Range
Position: 
Two (2) ENGO Delegates and one (1) alternate
Application Deadline: 
23 Aug 2013 - 23:59

The Government of Alberta is developing caribou action plan(s) and range plans for Alberta’s fifteen caribou populations. The plans are being developed to meet the requirements of the 2012 Federal Recovery Strategy for the Woodland Caribou, Boreal Population. A phased approach will be taken to develop the plans: (1) Little Smoky/A La Peche, (2) Cold Lake, (3) northeast caribou ranges, and (4) northwest and remaining mountain caribou ranges. Development of the Little Smoky/A La Peche and Cold Lake plans will begin this year, with the aim of being completed in early 2014.

To facilitate this work, the Government of Alberta is establishing Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Groups (Advisory Groups) – one for each of the caribou range planning areas. The advisory groups for Little Smoky/A La Peche and Cold Lake are being formed now. Advisory groups for the northeast and the northwest Alberta caribou ranges will be established later.

Members of each Advisory Group will collaborate to develop, review and provide strategic advice on elements of range and action planning, including:

  • a template for range plans;
  • baseline information;
  • inventory and assessment of management tools and approaches;
  • planning and key elements of stakeholder workshops; and
  • management options in range plans.

Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group Draft Terms of Reference for the Little Smoky/A La Peche and Cold Lake are attached describing the guiding principles and expectations for the group’s work[1]. The Terms of Reference will be reviewed at the first Advisory Group meeting. The approved Alberta Caribou Action and Range Plan (ACARP) Project Charter is also attached.

To support this collaborative work, we are seeking two representatives and an alternate from the Alberta Environmental Network for each of the following:

  1. Little Smoky/A La Peche Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group
  2. Cold Lake Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group

We look forward to receiving your nominations for the Little Smoky/A La Peche Multi-Stakeholder Advisory group and the Cold Lake Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group.

AESRD contact for the advisory groups: Shilpa [dot] maracle [at] gov [dot] ab [dot] ca

[1]Note: On request of Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development, the draft Terms of Reference have been removed. The updated and finalized Terms of Reference will be posted to the Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development website as soon as possible. (2013/09/30)

Selection Criteria: 

Representatives nominated and their alternates should be leaders with influence within their organizations; bring an integrated strategic focus to discussions and bring broad environmental knowledge; and be able to commit to the meeting schedule outlined in the Terms of Reference. The first meeting of the Little Smoky/A La Peche advisory group is proposed for August 21, 2013. The proposed first meeting of the Cold Lake advisory group is anticipated in mid-September, 2013 with exact date to be confirmed.

Application Instructions: 

Please provide a submission of interest including name, contact information, AEN organization, and brief explanation of experience and expertise that makes you a suitable delegate for the advisory groups. You can submit an application for both advisory groups but be aware of the significant time commitment outlined in the Terms of Reference.

  1. Please provide your submission of interest for the Little Smoky & A La Peche MS Advisory group by August 09, 2013. There will be a delegate selection process via AEN member teleconference on Monday, August 12 from Noon-1pm.
  2. Please provide your submission of interest for the Cold Lake MS Advisory group by August 23, 2013. There will be a delegate selection process via AEN member teleconference on Tuesday, August 27 from Noon-1pm.
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Caribou Planning Charter— July 30, 2013550.93 KB

Posted August 2, 2013 by AEN

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