Regional Wildlife Management Process

A number of pilot Regional Wildlife Management Processes are underway in the province, involving First Nations and other stakeholders in the management of wildlife resources, largely aimed at the consumptive side of the equation. In the Omineca, the Regional Wildlife Management Processes began as a treaty-related measure stemming from treaty negotiations with the Lheidli T’enneh. Much of the initial work on this process was completed over two years ago, in 2002, and the process is now being revived and resurrected in light of the pace towards completion that treaty negotiations have taken of late. Stakeholders are now being canvassed and queried as to their interests in the process, and their representation. Other groups that have traditionally been allies and stakeholders in the process of wildlife allocation and management will be rolled into this overarching process as it develops.