Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Cumulative Effects Study

This project explored different oil sands (bitumen) development scenarios in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo of northeast Alberta. The ALCES® model was used to better understand the relative benefits and risks of altering the pace and scale of bitumen production in the Athabasca oil sands. The study explored the following questions:

  • Will there be enough water to meet future needs?
  • Will future generations have healthy populations of wildlife and fish for traditional uses?
  • Will future forests, water and wildlife meet the requirements of future generations?
  • What future aboriginal employment scenarios may occur?