Revelstoke’s caribou penning project success highlighted in new video

Maternity penning helps to strengthen herd; project seeing higher survival rates of caribou calves.


A new film gives a glimpse into Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild’s mountain caribou maternity pen project.

It Takes a Village provides information on the RCRW’s maternal penning project to help stop the decline of the Columbia North subpopulation. Part of the Revelstoke-Shuswap caribou recovery planning unit, the Columbia North subpopulation has declined substantially since the 1990s.

The RCRW project launched in 2014 to conduct maternal penning and is a collaborative, community-led, not for profit society. The program is beginning its fifth season of a five-year pilot, ending March 2019.

As the project heads into its final year results show the team is near its goal of doubling calf survival.

The RCRW is a community-based partnership committed to the recovery of mountain caribou in the Revelstoke area through implementation of a maternity penning project. The partnership consists of a wide diversity of individuals and organizations.