Alternative Institutional Arrangements

Alternative institutional arrangements address the shift in governance that is occurring in many jurisdictions across the globe. Issues, such as cumulative effects, where once the single purvey of governments. Now, the onus for managing complex resource management related problems have shifted to include a more responsible role for corporations and a more prominent oversight by First Nations.

The use of legal trusts has emerged as a mechanism to coordinate assessment and monitoring activities and to access the technical capacity of government, First Nations, industry and non-government organizations. These collaborations are focused on the technical aspects of monitoring and assessment and only inform and do not make resource management decisions.

This activity area has investigated the use of trusts for monitoring and assessment and has implemented a Trust in the Morice River and initiated a knowledge trust for the Skeena River watershed.

Reports and Extension