Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy Management Planning

What was this engagement about?

BC Parks and the Kitasoo/Xaixais First Nation are in the process of developing a management plan for Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy.

The 102,875 hectare Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy is located on the central coast of British Columbia approximately 120 kilometres northwest of Bella Coola. In what recently has become known as the Great Bear Rainforest, the conservancy is an exquisite example of pristine West Coast rainforest and encompasses the entire watershed of Laredo Inlet, situated on Princess Royal Island.

The Kitasoo/Xaixais Nation’s support for this conservancy and its draft management plan was achieved through community consultation and is based on information in the Kitasoo/Xaixais Land Use Plan, which draws upon traditional laws and customs, and provides strategic direction for land and resource use in their territory. The land use plan was released in the summer of 2000.

How can my contribution make a difference?

BC Parks and the Kitasoo/Xaixais First Nation invited citizens to review and comment on the Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy draft management plan. This draft plan was open for public review for 30 days, closing on July 27, 2014.

Read about how citizen input on management planning in British Columbia has been turned into action.

Details of the Engagement:

Date: Closed on July 27, 2014

Status: Closed

Location: North Coast

Category: Land & Animals

Types: Online, Email, Mail