Departments and programs
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
WORK WITH US ON ECOLOGICAL & ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS TO PROTECT FISH, WILDLIFE & THE ENVIRONMENT
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.
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.
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...
A lynx was spotted on West Kalum Road early Monday morning. Please use caution if walking in the area. Call Kitsumkalum Fish & Wildlife or the BC Conservation Line to report any community wildlife sightings: Fish & Wildlife office: 250-635-5000 BC Conservation...
A cougar was spotted on Spokeshute Street in Kitsumkalum. Kitsumkalum Fish & Wildlife was notified. If you see it, please call Kitsumkalum Fish & Wildlife at 250-635-5000 or call the BC Conservation 24-hour line: 1-877-952-7277
A bear has been spotted on GILA GUAW this afternoon - Friday, April 8th. If you are smoking oolichans please be mindful that the bears are now coming out of hibernation and looking for food. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Please also keep your organics...
WildSafe BC offers a free 30 minute online Bear Safety course: www.wildsafebc.thinkific.com
A large grizzly was seen this morning - Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 - on WEST KALUM ROAD. Please be aware of your surroundings in the community. Report any wildlife sightings to RAPP 1-877-952-7277 and Kitsumkalum Fish & Wildlife Enforcement 250-635-5000
The Kitsumkalum Band would like to request that all band members participating in the Skeena River Eulachon FSC Fishery, acquire harvest designation permits from the Fish & Wildlife Department. Permits will be required for the entire Eulachon FSC Fishery Permits...
Report all Kitsumkalum community bear sightings to the “Report All Poachers and Polluters Conservation Officer 24-Hr Hotline” at 1-877-952-7277 The conservation office will then have a record of all bear sightings reported for this area. The reported information can...
Fish & Wildlife Operations Manager
| 250-635-5000 ext. 105
| 250-635-5000 ext. 104
| 250-635-5000 ext. 101
| 250-635-5000 ext.123
Fish and Wildlife Environment Monitor
Fisheries Admin Assistant
| 250-635-5000 ext.110
Fish and Wildlife Environment Monitor