Fort Nelson First Nation releases Medzih Action Plan to Prevent Loss of Boreal Caribou in BC
Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) has released a Medzih (boreal caribou) Action Plan to address the emergency conditions that have led to the rapid decline of this culturally important animal in BC. The Medzih Action Plan (MAP) delivers recovery actions for boreal caribou habitat within the Liard watershed in northeastern British Columbia.
The MAP is the first, and so far only, recovery plan in BC to spatially identify and protect critical habitat for boreal caribou, a critically imperiled and iconic species that once occurred in large numbers in FNFN’s territory. In the coming months, FNFN looks forward to working with our partners in government and industry to refine and implement the strategies outlined in the plan.
For more information about the Medzih Action Plan, please contact Glenn Saganace, Executive Director of Administration, FNFN.
Water licence for northeast B.C. fracking operation cancelled: Fort Nelson First Nation wins important ruling against Nexen
The Fort Nelson First Nation has won a potentially precedent-setting decision from the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board that cancels the water licence of a natural gas fracking operation in northeast B.C.
The appeal board — in a decision that took 20 months to deliver — concluded the science behind the licence was fundamentally flawed and the province did not consult the First Nation in good faith.
Both the province and the company involved, Nexen, had argued using the water would have no significant adverse environmental effects and there was adequate consultation.