Cumulative Effects Assessment for the Ermineskin Cree Nation

An initial assessment of cumulative effects of land development on ecological indicators of cultural importance to Ermineskin Cree Nation 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 ECN members; 2) the loss of remaining relatively intact ecosystems within the ECN traditional territory; and, 3) the effects of current development activities on fish and wildlife on which ECN traditional land uses depend.