Kitasoo Xaixais Gitga’at Protocol and Pilot Project


Two First Nations on the BC coast (Gitga’at and Kitasoo Xaixais) spearheaded this pilot project, which focused on collaborative testing and development of Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) concepts and methodologies as well as Conservation Financing models. The pilot was initiated and jointly funded on the basis of a protocol agreement between these First Nations, forest companies and environmental groups. Over a two year period, the pilot process developed and delivered EBM concepts and methodologies that made significant contributions to the Coast Information Team, FN planning processes and provincially sponsored multi-party planning processes. Pacific Resolutions mediated and facilitated the Protocol and then coordinated and facilitated the pilot from convening through completion.