Fish & Wildlife

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

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 sponsor field trips.

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

Our Services – Combining traditional knowledge with western science

Environmental Monitoring

Pursue your environmental assessment certificate.

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.

Drone Surveys

Cost-effective surveying and mapping.

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.

Fisheries Research

Determine potential impact on fish habitat.

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.

Commercial & Community Food Fishing

Develop your own sustainable fishery.

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.

Archeological Surveys

Identify archeological sites and establish Title & Rights.

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.

Wildlife Population Surveys

Minimize impact on wildlife habitat & migrations.

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.


Predicting 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.

Classifying a Species

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.

Protecting Ecosystems

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.

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.


Kitsumkalum Annual General Meeting 2023

Kitsumkalum’s Annual General Meeting is a three day event for Kitsumkalum members to hear updates and plans from all departments in the Administration.Join us at the Kitsumkalum Hall this October from the 27th-29th *Doors open at 9:30am and start time will be 10:00am...

Dispose of Fish Waste in the River

RE: Dumping Fish Guts and Garbage Please do not dump fish or fish waste on land. The decomposing fish and fish waste will attract wildlife, such as bears, wolves, and other predators. The Kitsumkalum Fish & Wildlife Department has received reports this summer, of...

Contact Info

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

Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer

| 250-635-5000 ext. 104

Fisheries Coordinator

| 250-635-5000 ext. 101

GIS Technician

| 250-635-5000 ext.123

Fish and Wildlife Environment Monitor

| 250-635-5000

Fisheries Admin Assistant

| 250-635-5000 ext.110

Fish and Wildlife Environment Monitor

| 250-635-5000