Cumulative Effects Assessment for Kainai Nation

An initial assessment of cumulative effects of land development on ecological indicators of cultural importance to Kainai First Nation (Blood Tribe) in Alberta was completed by applying the ALCES model to examine three issues:1) industrial and regulatory activities (including construction of development footprint and land-use zoning such as protected areas) that potentially restrict or exclude land uses by Blood Tribe members; 2) the loss of remaining relatively intact ecosystems within the Blood Tribe traditional territory; and, 3) the effects of current development activities on fish and wildlife on which Blood Tribe traditional land uses depend.