We at Kitsumkalum Fish & Wildlife specialize in combining traditional knowledge with western science.

Our approach allows us to develop unique resource management and enhancement practices that support the needs of your business, your community, and the environment.

We offer services in:

Environmental Monitoring

Drone Surveys

Wildlife Population Surveys

Commercial and Community Food Fishing

Fisheries Research

Archaeological Surveys




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Our Services

combining traditional knowledge with western science

Pursue your environmental assessment certificate.

Commercial & Community Food Fishing

Develop your own sustainable fishery.

Environmental Monitoring

We make getting certified easy. Have an idea for a project? Our professional biologists and technicians will work to define, plan, and execute your terrestrial, marine, or LNG related projects. Just sit back and watch it happen.

Increase food security, job opportunities, and economic options with food fishing. We’re the experts in identifying new and underused fish species, as well as quota fishing and negotiations. Let us facilitate the issuing of permits and licenses. No stress, just fish.

Cost-effective surveying and mapping.

Archeological Surveys

Identify archeological sites and establish Title & Rights.

Drone Surveys

Survey, map, video and photograph territory without draining your resources. Easily monitor wildlife or track escapement. Finally, an effective way to collect data on a budget.

Ensure the preservation of archeological sites while advancing your project. Establish traditional land use and occupation. We can identify culturally modified trees (CMTs), participate in archeological digs, and identify new sites.

Determine potential impact on fish habitat.

Wildlife Population Surveys

Minimize impact on wildlife habitat & migrations.

Fisheries Research

Discover your project’s potential and cumulative impact. Work with us to define beach health, assess fish stock, conduct creel surveys, enhance salmonid, or simply restore and enhance fish habitat.

Reduce your project’s risk of habitat fractionation. We will conduct wildlife counts, collect data, ensure sustainable harvest, identify trends, and restore land and habitat. Together we’ll ensure that both your project and our wildlife thrive.

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Photo by Birgitte Bartlett

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Some of Our Projects

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TRADITIONAL & SCIENCE

Classifying a Species:

Classifying a species with scientific data

The Oolichan Project

Research initiatives aim to determine the health of the oolichan population, currently considered a species of concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Our objective is to understand the use of oolichan estuaries and the oceanic component of the species’ lifecycle. We track and identify the impacts of climate change by comparing scientific findings with our traditional knowledge through stock assessments, creel surveys, and the identification of spawning and rearing habitats.

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Help protect over 12,700km of Northern Canada. Donate to our climate change research today.

FUTURE GENERATIONS

Predicting Change:

Predicting the impacts of climate change

Climate Change Research

To better predict and assess the impacts of climate change, we continually study, track and compare trends in the landscape and productivity of the Kitsumkalum watershed. We do so by referencing historical databases and conducting research in hydrology, biodiversity, fish studies, meteorology, glacier studies, water quality, and stream and lake productivity.

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Help protect over 12,700km of Northern Canada. Donate to our climate change research today.

PROTECTING THE COAST

Protecting Ecosystems:

Protecting ecosystems with emergency response planning

Help protect Northern beaches today. Donate to strengthen our emergency response.

Sensitivity Coastal Zone Mapping

With plans to export millions of barrels of oil, Northern Canada’s wildlife and marine habitats are at risk. We protect sensitive habitats with the development of emergency spill response plans. Through beach surveys, video and photo mapping, we identify and classify sensitive ecosystems and plan for potential impacts on local and commercial marine traffic.

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Our Friends & Project Partners

Kitsumkalum partners with the Kitselas and Haisla nations to create a tri-nation company that focuses on the restoration and reclamation of ecosystems impacted by the many industrial projects in Northern British Columbia.

Our Mission & Community Investment

Our mission is to develop economic and environmental
health within Kitsumkalum.

We invest in our community by providing professional training opportunities and engaging future generations. Our department has trained 20 technicians, developed summer student programs, and sponsors field trips.


We continue to establish working and educational relationships between Oceans Network Canada, the Vancouver Aquarium, our schools, technicians, and professionals.

Our Laxyuup (Lands)

Some Important sites in Kitsumkalum Laxyuup
Our connection to the land, the rivers and the ocean is central to our social, cultural, and political life and helps maintain our ideologies as Kitsumkalum and as Tsimshian.

Our Chief and Matriarch names are attached to the laxyuup (territories), defining the territories of our house groups and rooting us firmly in place.
Our connection to the land, the rivers, and the ocean is central to our social, cultural, and political life and helps maintain our ideologies as Kitsumkalum and as Tsimshian.

Our Chief and Matriarch names are attached to the laxyuup (territories), defining the territories of our house groups and rooting us firmly in place.

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LAKELSE RIVER

Kitsumkalum’s Ocean Gateway

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Kitsumkalum's Fall Camping Place

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Research Updates & News

Research in glass sponge reefs

24/08/17

UPDATED

Listen to the CBC audio interview

COMMUNITY & PUBLIC NOTICE

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Kitsumkalum has a long history on the Coast, it is an essential part of who Kitsumkalum is, and our goal is to protect the glass sponge reefs.

The rare reefs, found only in the Pacific Northwest, are composed of both living sponges and fossilized skeletons, made of fragile silica or glass

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Fishing Permits Update

23/08/17

UPDATED

*NOTE* August 25th date is cancelled

COMMUNITY NOTICE

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Please note the cancellation for August 25, 2017.

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Kitsumkalum Food Fishing

28/07/17

Request to sport fishers

COMMUNITY & PUBLIC NOTICE

Kitsumkalum requests cooperation from sports fishermen for short term voluntary closure to a small portion of the Skeena River.

Sport fishers can be back on those sections of the river on days when we are not there (i.e. Thursday to Saturday).

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Sockeye Fishery Update

19/08/17

Run size estimates as of Aug. 1, 20217 indicates 630,000 Sockeye

COMMUNITY NOTICE

Effective immediately the Sockeye directed food, social, and ceremonial (FSC) gillnet fishery is now open on the Skeena River. Fishing for sockeye is still closed for recreational fishers.

It is CRITICAL that community members report their catch to the Kitsumkalum Fish & Wildlife office – call 250-635-5000 Ext. 110 or to a Fishery Catch Monitor (Bill Bolan or David Nelson), as we must keep track of numbers.

Meet Our Staff

Mark Biagi

Fish & Wildlife Operations Manager
250-635-5000 ext. 105

Fred Guno

Fish and Wildlife Guardian Officer
250-635-5000 ext. 112

James Webb

Fish and Wildlife Guardian Officer
250-635-5000 ext. 104

Jim Roberts

Fisheries Coordinator
250-635-5000 ext. 101

Allan Miller

Fish and Wildlife Environment Monitor
250-635-5000

Robert Connely

Fisheries Program Administrator
250-635-5000 ext.115

Warren Bolton

GIS Technician
250-635-5000 ext.123

Tammy Roberts

Fisheries Admin Assistant
250-635-5000 ext.110

Jenna Medeiros

Fisheries Office Assistant
250-635-5000

Don Spalding

Fish and Wildlife Environment Monitor
250-635-5000

Bill Bolan

Fish and Wildlife Environment Monitor
250-635-5000

Russell Bolton

Fish and Wildlife Environment Monitor
250-635-5000

Kitsumkalum Fish & Wildlife Operations

250-635-5000

Kitsumkalum@citywest.ca

P.O. Box 544
Terrace, BC
V8G 4B5