A Coastal First Nations Approach
Coastal First Nations are very proud of our achievements on land in the Great Bear Rainforest on British Columbia’s north Pacific coast.
Working collaboratively with governments, industry and other groups, we have created one of the best terrestrial conservation and economic development models the world has seen – a vast land plan that promises to protect 85 per cent of our old-growth forests.
Land use planning has allowed First Nations to protect important cultural sites, food areas and ecological values. And build sustainable economic opportunities for the future.
But we can’t protect our rainforest without protecting our ocean. That’s why we have extended this model to our traditional waters.