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

    Our Services

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    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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    Some of Our Projects

    WORK WITH US ON ECOLOGICAL & ECONOMIC SOLUTIONS TO PROTECT FISH, WILDLIFE & THE ENVIRONMENT


    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.

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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.

    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 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 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 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 community food fishing

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

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

    Our Laxyuup (Lands)

    WORK WITH OUR BIOLOGISTS & TECHNICIANS TO DEVELOP SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS WHILE CONSERVING OUR ENVIRONMENT


    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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    territories in the Lakelse watershed

    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

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    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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    Kitsumkalum Takes Conservation Seriously

    08/06/18

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    COMMUNITY & PUBLIC NOTICE

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    Kitsumkalum Fish & Wildlife did not issue a Food, Social & Ceremonial (FSC) fishing permit to the individual who has been boasting about his gillnet FSC Fishery with pictures on social media. The individual in question is not a member of Kitsumkalum Band and has not been authorized to carry out a FSC fishery under the Kitsumkalum FSC Fishery.

    The Skeena River is shut down for the recreational fishery for CHnook Salmon, but rmains open for a Chinook FSC fishery in accordance of section 35 of the Canadian Constitution.

    Kitsumkalum Fish & Wildlife takes conservation seriously and does not condone fishing without a permit or the sale of fish.

    Meet Our Staff

    Vacant

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

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    Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officer

    James Webb

    Fish and Wildlife Enforcement 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

    Warren Bolton

    GIS Technician
    250-635-5000 ext.123

    Tammy Roberts

    Fisheries Admin Assistant
    250-635-5000 ext.110

    Don Spalding

    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