Coastal Restoration Fund: Projects in Northwest Territories
Beaufort Sea coastal restoration: Using native plant species to stabilize coastline affected by permafrost thaw slumping
Recipient: Aurora College – Aurora Research Institute
This project will examine the effects of thaw slumping on the nearshore waters of the Beaufort Sea coast, with a focus on the region of Kugmallit Bay. It will use this research to create a plan to mitigate these effects using native plant species. The Aurora Research Institute will work closely with the community of Tuktoyaktuk and the Tuktoyaktuk Hunters and Trappers Committee, who play a pivotal role in the study design. Local Indigenous knowledge will be used to identify study sites close to significant fishing locations.
Time frame: 5 years
Fund allocation: $410,000
- Natural Resources Canada
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