Cumulative Effects Assessment for Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation

An initial assessment of cumulative effects of land development on ecological indicators of cultural importance to Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation in Saskatchewan 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 CTK members; 2) the loss of remaining relatively intact ecosystems; and, 3) the effects of current development activities on fish and wildlife on which CTK traditional land uses depend.