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Park Feasibility Studies

To help develop and inform decisions about this national park, a number of park feasibility studies were conducted in the Bathurst Island area between 1995 and 2001. The studies looked at mineral and energy resources, archaeology, wildlife and traditional knowledge.

  • Economic and Strategic Value of Oil and Gas Potential Identified in the Bathurst MERA. (Morrell and Smith, 2001)
    Printable version : English (PDF, 42 Kb) | Inuktitut (PDF, 316 Kb)

  • Mineral and Energy Resource Assessment of Bathurst Island Area, Nunavut. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3714 (Anglin and Harrison, 1999)

  • North Bathurst Island Archaeological Project: Final Report. (McGhee, 1997)
    Printable version : English (PDF, 646 Kb) | Inuktitut (PDF, 964 Kb)

  • Peary Caribou – A Case for a National Park on Northern Bathurst Island. (Miller, 2001)
    Printable version : English (PDF, 319 Kb) | Inuktitut (PDF, 495 Kb)

  • Summary of a Recent Study of Microsatellite Variation In the Muskox Ovibos moschatus and Notes on Importance of Bathurst Island to Peary Caribou Rangifer tarandus pearyi and Muskox Persistence In the High Arctic. (van Coeverden de Groot, 2001)
    Printable version : English (PDF, 460 Kb) | Inuktitut (PDF, 713 Kb)

  • Travelling to Bathurst Island: Interviews from Resolute Bay. (Nunavut Tusaavut, 1997)
    Printable version: English (PDF, 581 Kb) | Inuktitut (PDF, 697 Kb)


Mineral and Energy Resource Assessment (MERA) Process

  • Mineral and Energy Resource Assessment of Proposed National Parks in Northern Canada.

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Purple saxifrage flowers in full bloom on arctic tundra.
A pair of Peary caribou look out over the tundra landscape. © M. Manseau, Parks Canada
A muskox stands alone on the arctic tundra.
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