NWT Cumulative Impact Monitoring Program (NWT CIMP)


Results for 2016-2020: Caribou, Water, Fish and Traditional Knowledge

NWT CIMP has published short, high-level summaries of results from caribou, water, fish and traditional knowledge monitoring and research funded by the program from 2016-2020 (released in December 2022).

Results for 2010-2015: Fish, Caribou and Water

NWT CIMP has published short, high-level summaries of results from fish, caribou and water research and monitoring projects funded by the program from 2010-2015.

NWT Discovery Portal

Check the NWT Discovery Portal for results from all NWT CIMP projects.

The Portal is a comprehensive online source for NWT environmental monitoring knowledge. It contains thousands of entries, many of which are NWT CIMP-funded project results. There are a wide range of project results to meet the needs of different audiences, such as scientific journal articles, community presentations and maps.

The easiest way to find NWT CIMP project results is to consult the list of funded projects from 1999 to 2024 to discover projects of interest, and then conduct a search in the NWT Discovery Portal using the title, project number, or keywords. Use the Search Guide or contact us for assistance.

Project location maps

NWT CIMP has also created regional maps identifying CIMP project locations. Work is under way to produce maps for all regions.

How are the results used?

One of NWT CIMP’s key activities is to encourage two-way communication of monitoring and research projects directly with communities.  All project leads are required to engage with local communities prior to and during their project and report their results directly to local communities.

NWT CIMP is focused on providing information to regulators and the public that supports effective environmental decision-making. Many projects are identified as being able to contribute to a current or future decision-making process.

NWT CIMP encourages the publication of project results in both peer-reviewed journals and plain language summaries. Regional summary sheets highlight locally-specific projects. Program staff work with project leads to develop and publish plain language research bulletins that summarize current projects.