October 2017: The first Community-based Monitoring Network Annual Report is now available! The report describes the CBMN approach, benefits to the communities, and benefits to wildlife managers and researchers, as well as providing a profile of participating communities. Hard copies have been mailed to participants. Download a digital copy from the reports section of our website.
September 2017: Press Release - Community-based Monitoring Network Quarterly Update
July 2017: Press Release - Community-based Monitoring Network Quarterly Update
April 2017: CBMN Meetings and Training Workshops were held in Kugaaruk. Nine new participants signed up, brining the total number of participating harvesters in the community to 27. The training included some time on the land, checking char nets. A great experience for the CBMN Project Team!
January 2017: CBMN Meetings were held in Clyde River between January 20 and 22. The first CBMN Community newsletter was produced.
December 2016: CBMN Meetings were held in Kugaaruk between December 12 and 14. The CBMN Facebook group was created.
November 2016: The NWMB contracted Rebecca Jeppesen of NovaSila Wildlife Consulting to assume the role of Community Liaison and Project Manager.
2016: Two snow machines were awarded to participants in the semi-annual major prize draw.
October 2015: The first data was added to the CBMN database by harvesters in Kugaaruk and Clyde River.
2015: Training workshops were conducted with harvesters interested in participating in the CBMN in Kugaaruk and Clyde River.
January 2015: NWMB is accepting applications for two (2) part-time data clerk positions, one each in Clyde River and Kugaaruk. The data clerks will join the project team for the Community-based Monitoring Network.
July, 2014: NWMB has issued a call for applications from interested communities to participate in the CBMN from April 1st, 2015 to March 31st, 2018. Deadline to submit an expression of interest form is September 15th, 2014
December, 2012: Data collection for the CBMN Pilot Study has been extended until March 31, 2012.
June, 2012: Community workshops for Inuit harvesters and data clerks will be held this spring:
Cambridge Bay (June 7th & 8th), Arviat (June 26th & 27th) and Sanikiluaq (July 2nd & 3rd)
May, 2012: CBC radio reports on the CBMN initiative from Cambridge Bay.