AER Richardson Caribou Habitat Restoration

Contract Value – $950,000
Project Timeline – 2019 through 2021

Project Overview

In 2019 CCI Inc. (CCI) was awarded a noteworthy Caribou Habitat Restoration project from Alberta Energy Regulator. The project focused on an area within the Richardson Caribou herd’s range. 

CCI identified four remote, isolated seismic lines and developed an operational plan to support the de-fragmentation of the local landscape. A suite of tools, as outlined in the plan, were employed to eliminate access and support habitat restoration in the area.

The restoration and reclamation activities of the seismic lines, totaling 43.7 km were wholly contained within the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park and Richardson Wildland Provincial Park.  Appropriate safety measures were implemented and monitored during the entirety of the project resulting in zero safety or environmental incidents.

CCI restored a total of 26.2 ha of seismic lines which has created an additional 2,082 ha of intact caribou habitat within the Richardson Caribou Range.

The results of the planting that occurred in the Richardson Caribou Range area will, over the course of the next 100 years, offset carbon and carbon equivalents equal to:
  • 1,462 passenger vehicles driven for one year
  • 15,561 barrels of oil being consumed
  • A passenger vehicle driving to and from the moon ~70 times, or around the world ~2,100 times
  • 285,975 trash bags being recycled instead of going to a landfill