Assessment of Cumulative Effects in the Eastern Consultation Area for Whitefish Lake First Nation #128

An initial assessment of cumulative effects of land development on ecological indicators of cultural importance to Whitefish Lake First Nation #128 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 WLFN members; 2) the loss of remaining relatively intact ecosystems; and, 3) the effects of current development activities on fish and wildlife on which WLFN traditional land uses depend.