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Wood Buffalo,

regional municipality (2011 pop. 65,565), 24,571 sq mi (63,637 sq km), NE Alta., Canada, inc. 1995. Formed by Fort McMurrayFort McMurray,
former city, now part of the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo, NE Alta., Canada. Originally a fur-trading post on the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers, Fort McMurray was a town of 1,200 when mining of Alberta's oil sands began in 1964.
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's amalgamation with Improvement District No. 143, Wood Buffalo is one of Canada's largest municipalities by area and one of its fastest growing industrial areas. Fort McMurray is the region's administrative and commercial center and largest community. Other communities include Fort MacKay and Fort Chipewyan, and there are indigenous and Métis reserves and traditional lands. The exploitation of the extensive Athabasca oil sands, c. 40,000 sq mi (104,000 sq km), dominates the local economy. Wood Buffalo National ParkWood Buffalo National Park,
17,300 sq mi (44,807 sq km), in NE Alta., Canada, extending into the Northwest Territories; est. 1922 to protect the only remaining herd of buffalo. It lies between Lake Athabasca and Great Slave Lake and is crossed by the Peace River.
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 borders the municipality on the northwest.
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In July 2017, the World Heritage Committee requested that Canada develop a structured and adequately funded response to improve the state of conservation of Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site.
Scientists placed whooping crane eggs collected from Wood Buffalo National Park and from the captive flock at Patuxent WRC in sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) nests at Gray's Lake nWr.
In the 2011 census by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, there were 1,824 TFWs living in Wood Buffalo.
Envisio helps forward-thinking municipalities like the City of Scottsdale, City of Goodyear, City of Edmonds, City of Surrey, and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo take the implementation process to the next level by engaging city staff, enabling cross-functional collaboration, and aligning departmental operations with a city's strategic priorities.
Wood Buffalo National Park in northwestern Canada contains North America's largest wild bison population and a critical nesting habitat for whooping cranes.
Ongoing surveys of muskrat push-up abundance are being conducted in the Old Crow Flats, Yukon Territory, and the Peace-Athabasca Delta in Wood Buffalo National Park, Alberta, as part of studies examining the health and functioning of these ecosystems (PADEMP, 2014; Straka et al.
The Mikisew Cree First Nation is asking the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to classify Wood Buffalo National Park as a World Heritage Site "in danger.
Alberta is home to the Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP)--the largest national park in North America.
The Wood Buffalo Extension pipeline will transport volumes from the proposed Fort Hills oil sands project as well as growth from Suncor's existing oil sands operations.
These papers, along with other included material, come from projects undertaken by the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA), which has, since 2008, undertaken intense study of environmental monitoring activities.
Enbridge closed its Wood Buffalo pipeline system in northeast Alberta in June in response to a spill from its Line 37 pipeline from Fort McMurray.
The regional municipality in which Fort McMurray sits makes no secret of its frustration over the resulting difficulties in population, housing, and infrastructure management (see, for example, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 2011).