There were many suitable reintroduction sites for the Swift Fox found within the Study area in Southern Alberta. However, the most suitable site was determined to be to the west of Highway 4 within the Twin River Heritage Rangeland Natural Area. It is possible that due to current trends in the Swift Fox population, other factors that were not included in the study, or the proposed site(s) may not be suitable for reintroduction initiatives. One of the factors that was not included would be climate change as this is not very easily predicted and will add in more uncertainty than certainty due to inconclusive Swift Fox responses.
The MCE model that is used for the selection of sites based on the habitat criteria and constraints that are identified in relevant literature, produces a suitability raster that incorporates the appropriateness of each individual raster layer. After these layers were further processed to find regions of suitable size for a new Swift Fox population. The design of the model allowed for there to be some semblance of flexibility in the choice of which factors were included and how important each factor was to the habitat within the model. Although there was some introduced personal bias or judgements, the flexibility that was provided was sufficient and the biases were somewhat reduced through the corroboration from multiple literature sources.
Overall, the model was very successful in determining potential reintroduction sites for the Swift Fox population into Southern Alberta. However, there is still a need for field research to be done to confirm the viability of prey species present as well as if the area has the proper requirements for the foxes to create their dens. There are also barriers that were not addressed in this study and thus did not affect the outcome.