Gitga’at Guardians and Coastal Stewardship Network Stories Featured in Sevenseas Magazine
Indigenous communities across the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii are forging new alliances to protect traditional territories.
This October, Sevenseas Marine Conservation & Travel Magazine is featuring stories previously published by First Nations in Coast Funds’ Talking Stick as well as features on Marine Partnership Planning (MaPP) in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii.
Coastal Stewardship Network: Collaborative Monitoring and Protection of First Nations’ Lands and Waters
The Coastal Stewardship Network helps Guardian Watchmen and stewardship techs from nine First Nations share environmental intelligence, and continues a long tradition of caring for coastal environments. How did it come about?
Gitga’at Guardians: Using Science to Safeguard their Territory
Through their Guardian Program, the Nation is tracking the effects of vessel traffic and industrial development activities in order to protect the resources they depend on. The program combines traditional Gitga’at stewardship practices with scientific monitoring. By combining these approaches, the Gitga’at Guardian Watchman Program supports the Nation’s sustainable management of their ecologically-diverse territory and the rich resources they rely on.
Spirit bears attract international tourists to Klemtu, BC
Doug Neasloss was a kayak touring guide in the remote village of Klemtu, found on Swindle Island in B.C.’s Inside Passage (between Vancouver Island and southeast Alaska). Neasloss had just closed up shop for the 2003 season, when he got an unexpected visitor.
Exploring the Great Bear Sea: New, Free Curriculum Resources
Green Fire Productions, a non-profit organization, specializes in producing documentaries on sustainability and conservation of natural resources. The Great Bear Sea is part of the Ocean Frontiers film series on ocean stewardship in North America.