Wildlife Management

Wildlife is often negatively affected by human development and the ecosystem changes that result from development. The consequences include: habitat destruction, species decline, loss of biodiversity and extinction. While attention is usually focussed on a single species a broader ecosystem approach is often required in order to effectively promote healthy wildlife populations. This approach often reveals positive linkages to ecosystem services that benefit human communities as well. Pacific Resolutions facilitates collaborative processes between different wildlife users to assist them in finding sustainable solutions that maintain wildlife populations and species. These initiatives may be oriented towards the recovery of a species that is at risk or endangered such as mountain and boreal caribou, grizzly bear, various populations of salmon species, Nooksack dace and Salish suckers or they may focus on entire ecosystems that provide habitat to many species of wildlife some of which may be at risk such as grassland ecosystems and coastal rainforests.

Successful Projects

Ecosystem Based Management Working Group Director

(2007- Present)

Alex Grzybowski was retained by the Provincial Government and multiple coastal First Nations (Aboriginal peoples) to facilitate and lead a team of representatives of provincial agencies, First Nations, Environmental Groups, communities, and forest companies mandated to provide information and recommendations on the implementation of EBM on the central and north coast of British Columbia (“Great Bear Rainforest”).

Land and Resource Management Planning Processes


LRMP processes are multi-party round table negotiation processes that address land use issues over large areas of British Columbia. The issues are complex, involving environmental, social and economic variables such as protecting biodiversity and wilderness, while maintaining community stability and economic development opportunities. The processes employ facilitation, mediation and training to assist the parties in resolving these issues by agreement. The Okanagan Shuswap LRMP process reached agreement on their LRMP recommendations in September, 2000. The Lillooet LRMP reached multi-stakeholder agreement to conclude the LRMP on the basis of Final Offer Selection in 2000. Stakeholders coalesced around two options for recommendation to government that reflected an unprecedented degree of common ground. The North Coast LRMP retained Pacific Resolutions to assist in process design, convening and training as well as mediation and facilitation in relation to finalizing recommendations. The Central Coast LRMP Table reached Agreement with mediated support from Pacific Resolutions on an interim plan in March 2001 which resulted in suspension of an international market campaign against coastal forest products from BC and creation of several internationally significant protected Areas – notably the Spirit Bear Protected Area. This agreement was selected by Time Magazine as the “number one” environmental achievement for 1999. More recently, the Central Coast LRMP Process has reached a final Agreement which is now being considered on a Government to Government basis between the Province of BC and relevant First Nations.