A Newfoundland Case Study
Canadian Wildlife Administration
June 1983
Shane P. Mahoney

In March 1975, Newfoundland Hydro announced that four hydroelectric developments were being considered to meet the forecast provinical energy requirements up to 1983. The proposed development resulted in a major wildlife study of great prominence in Newfoundland and nationally. The Upper Salmon caribou project served to convince Newfoundland Hydro that provincial wildlife managers were serious about environment protection. These efforts set a precedent for using research results to better design resource developments of the future and eliminate or reduce the impact of such developments on wildlife resources.