- Water quality monitoring on the various streams and lakes within our traditional territory (baseline data).
- Kitsumkalum Lake Spawning channel monitoring and enumeration (sockeye).
- Dungeness crab larvae trawls – effects of climate change.
- Coho habitat rehabilitation, Fry trapping, Water quality and fish passage issues.
- Monitoring Clam beaches for activity.
- Eulachon larvae sampling and inventory.
- Kelp and Eel grass surveys.
- Catch monitoring of our Food, Social and Ceremonial fishery.
- Creel survey of the Skeena Salmon sport fishery – within our traditional territory.
- Compliance monitoring of fish and wildlife activities within our traditional territories.
- Patrols utilizing trucks, snowmobiles, UTV, Ocean Boat and River Jet boats
- Investigate occurrences
- Gather time sensitive evidence
- Pass information to the appropriate regulatory agencies (RCMP, BC Conservation Officer Service, Natural Resources Officers, DFO Fishery Officers).
- Surveillance of illegal activity utilizing Drones and Trail cameras.
The Kitsumkalum guardian program covers over 12,000 square kilometres, including mountains, rivers and ocean environments. Our guardians are trained to combine traditional knowledge with western technology to get their job done. They have built strong collaborative relationships with both provincial and federal regulatory agencies. We have a very strong foundation for the establishment of a co-management strategy for the region.
Kitsumkalum Fish and Wildlife
14303 Highway 16 W