Moose Management

moose-management-logoMoose have provided much to the Mi'kmaq through the years. The Mi'kmaq way of resource management includes a spiritual element that ties the people to the plants, animals and the environment as a whole. A Moose Management Plan will put into practice the responsibilities that accompany Mi'kmaq treaty rights.

UINR has the responsibility to create a moose management plan for the moose in Unama'ki. UINR is mandated to implement this plan with the support of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council and the Unama'ki Council of Elders. Further development and long-term acceptance of this initiative is supported by Mi'kmaq leadership and by resolution of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Chiefs.

UINR works closely with the Mi'kmaq community and its leadership, along with representatives of the federal and provincial governments, to develop a plan that is supported by the Kwilmuk Maw-klusuaqn, Mi'kmaq Rights Initiative.

The Moose Management Initiative developed as a result of a partnership between UINR, the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, and Parks Canada.

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2016 Moose Harvest Completed

2016 Moose Harvest Completed

December 14, 2016Moose, News

UINR Moose Management Coordinator Clifford Paul reports “We are happy to announce that our moose harvest on North Mountain wrapped up on December 10, 2016. “This year we harvested 50 moose in a humane and respectful manner. “It was a very successful harvest, greatly due to the professionalism and enthusiasm of our harvest teams who … Read More

Get the LEAD OUT of the Highlands

Get the LEAD OUT of the Highlands

October 3, 2016Guardian Program, Moose

A free exchange of lead ammunition and fishing tackle will be held during UINR’s annual Blair J. Bernard Memorial Feast in the Highlands on Hunter’s Mountain on Thursday, October 6, 2016 on the Hunter’s Mountain. Bring your dangerous lead bullets and fishing gear and exchange for copper ammunition and eco friendly fishing tackle. Clifford Paul, … Read More

Moose is on the Menu at Annual Feast in the Highlands

Moose is on the Menu at Annual Feast in the Highlands

September 27, 2016Moose, News

Come for the feast and Get the Lead Out of the Highlands on Hunter’s Mountain on Thursday,October 6, 2016. We would like to invite you to our annual Blair J. Bernard Memorial Feast in the Highlands to celebrate work on developing a management plan for moose in Unama’ki. This year will feature free bullet and … Read More

Clifford in Ghana

Clifford in Ghana

July 12, 2016Moose, News

In June 2016 UINR’s Moose Management Coordinator Clifford Paul spent two weeks in the Republic of Ghana in West Africa at a workshop to share Mi’kmaw perspectives on the struggles and possibilities for indigenous peoples in building community resilience. Clifford sent us regular updates on his trip (when he had wifi!) While there he shared … Read More

How Old is That Moose?

How Old is That Moose?

March 24, 2016Guardian Program, Moose, News

Guardians from Unama’ki gathered at a day-long workshop in Baddeck to learn how to determine a moose’s age based on a close examination of its jaw bones. Jeremy Smith, Wildlife Technician with Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, conducted the workshop using material from the recent Parks Canada moose harvest in the Highlands. keith@uinr.ca

Moose Harvest in National Park Meets Goal

Moose Harvest in National Park Meets Goal

December 16, 2015Forestry, Moose, News, Partnerships, Research

The moose harvest in Cape Breton Highlands National Park is over for this year and, by all accounts, it was successful. Clifford Paul, UINR’s Moose Management Initiative Coordinator helped organize the harvest as part of our work with Parks Canada to reverse the trend of forest loss and begin to restore balance to the boreal … Read More

#Tiam Facts from the Mi’kmaw point of view

#Tiam Facts from the Mi’kmaw point of view

December 4, 2015Forestry, Moose, News, Partnerships

We’ve put together  some facts about the Mi’kmaw harvest in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a partnership with Parks Canada to remove a small number of moose from a small area of the Park in an effort to restore the boreal forest. From the Mi’kmaw point of view, it’s an issue of stewardship, rights and … Read More

Moose Management Plan Underway

Moose Management Plan Underway

December 2, 2015Moose, News, Partnerships

The moose population reduction program on North Mountain in Cape Breton Highlands National Park will resume as early as December 2 through December 18, 2015. ‎ Public safety for all involved will continue to remain Parks Canada’s top priority. Parks Canada has worked with the RCMP to put in place a robust plan to ensure … Read More

Your Invitation to the Feast!

Your Invitation to the Feast!

October 5, 2015Moose, News

Come for the Feast (and exchange your lead bullets) on Hunter’s Mountain in the Unama’ki Highlands on Thursday, October 8, 2015.We would like to invite you to our annual Feast in the Highlands to celebrate work on developing a management plan for moose in Unama’ki as we dedicate the Feast to our friend Blair J. Bernard … Read More

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