Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Cultural Resource Management

Northwestern B.C. is home to First Nations who have inhabited the area since time immemorial. Increasing pressure on our natural resources makes it important to conduct research into traditional knowledge and traditional use. Additionally, the need to manage for intangible aspects of the aboriginal worldview is imperative. The BVRC is well situated to conduct these types of research. 

* denotes an active project. ⌘ denotes a multi-year/continuing project

Project # Project Title Project Lead Funding Agency
2015-21 2015-09 Dze L’Kant Friendship Centre Social Enterprise Feasibility Study Kala Hooker, BA, Smithers BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
2014-14 PTP / Morice WMA Aquatics Project - Year 2 Patrick Hudson, Hydrologic Consulting Inc. Chevron Canada Ltd.
2012-14b Baseline Monitoring of Soils, Vegetation and Wildlife along the Pacific Trails Pipeline within Wet’suwet’en Territory - Phase 1 and 2 Laurence Turney, Ardea Biological Consulting; Rick Budhwa, Crossroads Cultural Resource Management Tera Environmental Consulting
2012-14a PTP / Morice WMA Field Studies Year 1 Patrick Hudson, Hydrologic Consulting Inc. Tera Environmental Consulting
2008-22 LIDAR Dave Coates, PhD, Research Silviculturist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, Smithers University of British Columbia
2007-19 Mapping of Historic Berry Patches in Gitxsan Traditional Territory Rick Budhwa, Crossroads Cultural Resource Management, Smithers Ministry of Forests, Transfer Agreement