Enforcement - Management
The Department of Resource Enforcement, Directorate of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Directorate of Lands and Resources work together to enforce Nisga’a procedures, policies, and laws under the Fisheries and Wildlife Act, Nisga’a Forest Act, and Nisga’a Offence Act. Altogether, six personnel are committed to the Department of Resource Enforcement team, with the goal of protecting and preserving the region’s natural resources, NLG’s Department of Resource Enforcement (DRE) works with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and British Columbia’s Conservation Officer Service (COS) to ensure that all Nisga’a, provincial, and federal laws are enforced on Nisga’a Lands. Hunters and members of the public are encouraged to report poaching or any other environmental crime to the Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277. The “report a poacher/polluter line” is staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The public is reminded that reports can be made anonymously.