Ecosystem-Based Management

The quiet forests in Gitga'at territory provide habitat for terrestrial animals. Photo by Brodie Guy

Coast Information Team

The Coast Information Team (2001-2004) was an independent, multidisciplinary group established by First Nations governments, the Province of British Columbia, the forest industry, environmental groups, and communities.

The Coast Information Team brought together the best available scientific, traditional, and local knowledge to develop independent information and analysis in support of ecosystem-based management (EBM) in the north and central coastal region of British Columbia (the Great Bear Rainforest) and Haida Gwaii. This information was provided to the three sub-regional Land and Resource Management Planning (LRMP) tables and the several First Nations Land Use Planning (LUP) tables to develop practical recommendations to resolve land use and natural resource management issues.

Ecosystem-Based Management Implementation

In 2012, the Province of British Columbia, the Nanwakolas Council, and Coastal First Nations provided an update on the implementation of ecosystem-based management (EBM) for the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii.  Much has been accomplished in terms of protection and planning for ecological integrity; similarly, agreements and structures have been established that will strengthen First Nations community prosperity and social development. Fully reaching the long-term goals of EBM will take time, however, the commitment by all parties to reach these goals remains strong.

For more information, see the Ecosystem-based Management Implementation Update Report.

Further information is available from the Coast Information Team archives online.