West Kitikmeot/Slave Study
The West Kitikmeot/Slave Study (WKSS) Society was a partnership of Indigenous and environmental organizations, governments and industry established in 1996. The partnership was designed to ensure effects of development on the environment, wildlife and people in the WKSS area were minimized and to ensure northern people benefitted from development.
The WKSS was a research program to provide the information base necessary to examine long and short term effects of development. The initial WKSS research program ended on March 31, 2001. The WKSS continued to fund several key projects between 2001 and 2009.
The WKSS Society was dissolved in 2009. WKSS project reports and other documents include:
- WKSS Final Report 1996 – 2001
- WKSS State of Knowledge Report – 2007 Update
- WKSS State of Knowledge Report – 2007 Update Plain Language Summary
- An Overview of WKSS and Projects – March 2009 Update
These documents, as wells all projects and reports, are available on this website under Resources, and also on the WKSS Legacy Package 1996-2003 DVD. Copies of the DVD are available from the Government of the Northwest Territories by emailing WildlifeCoordinator@gov.nt.ca.