land and resource agreements

Land and Resource Agreements

Land and resource agreements for the Great Bear Rainforest were successfully negotiated in 2006 between coastal First Nations leaders and the Province. These landmark agreements:

  • Increase the rightful authority of coastal First Nations to govern and manage their territories
  • Set aside one-third of the region in new protected areas called conservancies
  • Create new rules for a lighter touch sustainable approach to forestry called ecosystem-based management
  • Ensure that ecological and human wellbeing are achieved over time