As part of your natural heritage, caribou are indicators of the health of our environment. They occupy a small band of habitat associated with high elevation and snow pack. These areas are necessary for clean water, stream temperature and native fish health, and other important indicators such as grizzly bear, golden eagle, wolverine, lynx and other high elevation habitat users.
As part of our heritage collectively, we have a responsibility as earth’s stewards to maintain the health and productivity of our planet. When these indicators start to disappear, how long before we feel the ramifications of our decisions reach us as a community or individually?