Woodland caribou are classified as At Risk in the General Status of Alberta Wild Species report. See:
Also see the Status of the Woodland Caribou in Alberta report at:
This species is also listed as Threatened under the Wildlife Act. See more information on this species and the
assessment and listing process at:
- Most populations declining, with some at immediate risk of extirpation (local extinction).
- Primary threat is habitat change brought about by human activity, which enables increased predation by wolves.
- Maintenance of old-growth forest habitat is critical.
There is no open season for woodland caribou in Alberta. See details in the Alberta Guide to Hunting Regulations. To view the guide online or to order a printed copy, visit the My Wild Alberta website at:
Updated: Dec 19, 2017