The Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC)

Description: The UNBC Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC) brings together diverse perspectives from across northern BC to research the cumulative impacts of natural resource development. Through ongoing research and community engagement, CIRC seeks to inclusively integrate environmental, community, and health perspectives into a broad and holistic understanding of resource development across northern BC that considers the near and long-term impacts on communities and their regional environments.

Key Words: Northern BC, cumulative impacts, resource development, environment, health, community, integrative

Lead Organization  The Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC)
Regional Focus Stikine, Northern-Rockies, Peace River, Kitimat-Stikine, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Bulkley-Nechako, Fraser-Fort George, Cariboo
Status  On-going
Website  www.unbc.ca/cumulative-impacts
Primary Contact  www.unbc.ca/cumulative-impacts/contact
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Quesnel River Research Centre

Description: The University of Northern British Columbia’s Quesnel River Research Centre (QRRC) is located in Likely, BC. Its prime location allows for both terrestrial and aquatic-based research initiatives. The QRRC website provides information on current and past research projects, publications, workshops and more.

Key Words: UNBC, research, Quesnel

Lead Organization University of Northern British Columbia
Regional Focus Cariboo
Status On-going
Website www.unbc.ca/quesnel-river-research-centre
Primary Contact www.unbc.ca/quesnel-river-research-centre/contact
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Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment for Northern British Columbia: The Case and the Opportunity

Description: This report proposes the use of Regional Strategic Environmental Assessment as a tool to address issues with current environmental assessment, including widespread lack of faith in the provincial and federal governments to adequately manage cumulative effects, reactive processes, and the feeling of alienation from meaningful input on behalf of residents. This approach reverses the project-by-project approach to environmental assessment by providing residents the opportunity to imagine the future they want for their land and communities based on shared values, and then measuring individual projects against this vision.

Key Words: Environmental Assessment (EA), government, industry, management, research, tool

Lead Organizations West Coast Environmental Law, Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research
Regional Focus Stikine, Northern Rockies, Peace River, Kitimat-Stikine, Skeena-Queen Charlotte, Bulkley-Nechako, Fraser-Fort George, Cariboo
Status Complete
Website wcel.org/resources/publication/regional-strategic-environmental-assessment-northern-british-columbia-case-and
Primary Contact wcel.org/about-us/contact-us
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State of the North Report – 2018

Description: The State of the North Development Trust released a ‘State of the North’ economic report in January 2018. The report focuses on northern British Columbia and provides data and statistics on key economic indicators such as GDP, unemployment rate and infrastructure investment. It has been designed as a tool to serve communities, businesses and not-for-profits.

Key Words:  Northern BC, economy, data, statistics

Additional Resourceshttps://www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NDIT-SoTN-Report-Final.pdf

Lead Organization Northern Development Initiative Trust
Regional Focus Bulkley-Nechako, Cariboo, Central Coast, Fraser-Fort George, Kitimat Stikine, Northern Rockies, Peace River, Skeena-Queen Charlotte
Status Complete
Website northerndevelopment.bc.ca
Primary Contact northerndevelopment.bc.ca/about/contact-us
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Who’s Doing What in the Nechako Watershed? Workshop Report

Description: This Workshop Report outlines and summarizes the key points of the various presentations from the Fraser Basin Council meeting, aimed at addressing the health of the Nechako Watershed and outlining the work occurring in the region. The meeting engaged a series of watershed practitioners currently undertaking projects in the Nechako watershed. Objectives included sharing information about who is doing what projects and initiatives, identifying gaps, priorities and future aspirations, and exploring opportunities to strengthen partnerships and mobilize future action.

Key Words:  Health, Nechako watershed, non-profit, water

Additional ResourcesWho’s Doing What in the Nechako Watershed – Report – Sept 2015

Lead Organization Fraser Basin Council
Regional Focus Bulkley-Nechako, Fraser-Fort George, Cariboo
Status Complete
Website www.fraserbasin.bc.ca
Primary Contact www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/about_offices.html
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