Community Forest Agreement Update
Fort Nelson First Nation and Northern Rockies Regional Municipality have released a joint update on the work to date on the Community Forest Agreement. The update can be downloaded below
FNFN Liard Basin Monitoring Initiative Year 1 Community Summary Report
FNFN Lands is proud to release our Community Summary on our Stake of Knowledge work conducted through the Liard Basin Monitoring Initiative project in year 1. The LBMI project is a 3 year pilot initiative led by FNFN to develop a cumulative effects monitoring program for the Liard Watershed based on FNFN cultural and ecological values. Please contact the Lands Department at 1-250-774-6313 if you would like to download the full Year 1 State of Knowledge Report.
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.
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.